## Top new questions this week:

### Where is the LaTeX manual?


{latex-project} {documentation}

### Tikz draw an accurate angle in a circle

Here is an illustration in which the angles are not accurately drawn. I want to know whether there is an easier way to draw an accurate angle within a circle, say $\angle ABD = 15^\circ$. Here is ...

{tikz-pgf}

### How to globally add kerning between f and right parenthesis using TeX Gyre Termes?

I'm using TeX Gyre Termes as text font. On 2nd level enumerations, in the label corresponding to the letter f, the upper loop of the letter touches the upper tip of the right parenthesis, as ...

{fonts} {kerning} {times}

There are several ways of setting PDF meta data when compiling LaTeX documents. The two most popular ways are arguably via pdfinfo, \pdfinfo{ /Author (Erwin Schrödinger) } and hyperref, ...

### Should expl3 code be used in packages intended to be compatible with multiple formats?

Maybe this question is just not a good idea in general, but, I'm curious. This could make package development simpler for some in the future. (Of course, this would not be forced on any package ...

{best-practices} {package-writing} {expl3}

### Getting superscripts in math mode without the ^ character

Is there a way to get the superscript math mode behavior without using ^? By way of background: I work at a large school that has a large web site that occasionally has math content on pages. I ...

{math-mode} {superscripts} {mathjax}

### LaTeX3 l3msg best practices

The LaTeX3 module l3msg provides some nice functions for messaging, errors, warnings and the like and is truly flexible. The workflow is different from what we have been using for LaTex2e packages. ...

{expl3} {latex3} {l3msg}

## Greatest hits from previous weeks:

### Is there any way to do a correct word count of a LaTeX document?

Often assignments (or even papers) have a word count limit. That is not a big deal when using Word, but I don't know how to do that using LaTeX. My solution has been so far to compile the document and ...

{packages} {compiling} {word-count} {scripts}

### Column and row padding in tables

How do you guys go about controlling column padding in tables? Update To clarify, I'm looking for a way to control both vertical and horizontal padding. So, if I had a simple table like in the ...

{tables} {spacing} {columns}

### LaTeX health check

Is there any health check facility for testing the installation? When compiling \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{beamerarticle} \begin{document} Hello \end{document} I receive in the log ...

{beamer} {installing} {beamerarticle}

### Pgf .style args: optional named arguments with defaults

I was looking for a possibility to adjust the anchor of the text of a pin. Tikz does not allow this out of the box. This question was already asked on the mailing list ...

{tikz-pgf} {tikz-styles} {pgfkeys}