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Will writing a thesis in MS Word or LaTeX impact my future career?

I wonder what is the trend or reaction of academia towards writing a thesis in MS Word. I am in the process of finalizing my PhD thesis, which is in MS Word for now. I am equally proficient in both ...
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Researchers nowadays communicate via screens, not papers. LaTeX is not the right tool to write for screens. Why is it still the go-to for writing?

Web format is interactive, easily to read on the phone, and the editors are as WYSIWYG like Word, but as customizable as LaTeX. Learning HTML/JS is much more useful than learning LaTeX. (Searching ...
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Is it plagiarism using an AI to do the bulk of my LaTeX?

I am a graduate student in math. I am coming up on the end of my masters, and multiple classes require LaTeX submissions. These classes are all very difficult by default, and spending multiple hours ...
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Is LaTeX an implicit prerequisite in Undergraduate Mathematics?

I am expected to start my first semester in college next spring as a math major. While preparing for undergraduate studies I heard from my peers that I should study this language/program called LaTeX ...
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Would it be well-received to ask for the LaTeX source of a textbook?

My screen reader has a hard time with PDF documents. As I delve into more niche textbooks, I increasingly find them only in print/PDF rather than EPUB. This makes it difficult to learn when the screen ...
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What are the most reasonable side margins for a (math) preprint?

When disseminating your research with a preprint, is there ever a disadvantage to using (almost) the full printable page area? I see overwhelming advantages to using the entire page: The page count ...
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Will plagiarism software find my drafts in Overleaf?

I am a Ph.D. student in mathematics and soon will start writing a thesis on my published papers. I think Overleaf (online cloud) would be more flexible to write the thesis instead my TeXstudio editor. ...
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How to upload LaTeX files in editorialmanager when there are folders and hirearchy for the latex files?

I have submitted a paper in a journal, and in the minor revision email that I received, I am asked to "Please make sure to submit your editable source files (i. e. Word, TeX)." The thing is, ...
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What does the editor mean by 'removing unnecessary macros' in a math research paper?

I am Ph.D. student in mathematics. One of my articles has been accepted by a journal. The editor asked me to remove the unnecessary macros before sending the LaTeX file to the journal. What do they ...
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using size for font icon list symbol? [closed]

I'm using these two packages \usepackage{graphicx,pifont}% http://ctan.org/pkg/{graphicx,pifont} \let\oldding\ding% Store old \ding in \oldding \renewcommand{\ding}[2][1]{\scalebox{#1}{\oldding{#2}}}% ...
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What is the name of that white, dark blue/purple, and black slideshow presentation format/template?

What is the name of that dark blue/purple border, white background, black sans serif text (except for the heading text, which is white on a dark blue/purple background) slideshow presentation format/...
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How do I get access to the RSS B Overleaf template?

I'm looking to publish in RSS B, but am having some issues finding the template. This is my first publication, so very new to this. The website directs me to the following template, but this clearly ...
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What is the de facto standard while writing equation in a short email to professors?

In a research field that math is frequently used, while sending a long note/paper, attaching a pdf is of course the best. But for a short email that only involves few equations, a pdf file might be ...
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Is it okay to link relevant research, instead of citing them, in a two page only research statement?

I'm preparing a research statement for a permanent position in math, but the number of pages have a strict constraint of two. So it seems I'm unable to fit in the bibliographic references in the ...
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Do Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) struggle with LaTeX generated resumes?

So I have started putting my (LaTeX generated, classic thesis .cls file) resume out there in job applications and this one question has been bugging me. Are Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) able to ...
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What is the best place to make Excel files publicly accessible? [duplicate]

As part of the e-publication of a paper on the arXiv server, I am considering storing Excel files associated with the paper on GitHub. arXiv does not allow PDF submissions to have attached files (...
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Figures on the number of LaTeX users

I am looking for figures on the number of academics using Tex or LaTeX. How may people use LaTeX? LaTeX is a computer language used to produce pdfs and make books. It is popular across STEM fields. ...
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Can I use \textit in the title of my arXiv submission?

I need to italicize a word in the title of my submission. In the final preview page before submission on arXiv, the word is not being italicized rather I see: \textit{word} This is the case for both ...
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Does the license for arXiv uploads apply to TeX source or the PDF?

I am wondering to which of the content that I publish on arXiv the license I chose during publication applies. Let's assume that I uploaded just a single TeX-source file and filled out the form with ...
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File formats in the peer review process (if some do not use office/libreoffice editors)

I was wondering if there are any journals that do not use 'doc' or any other similar file formats in the review process In my experience I have used 'track changes' in some document editor to ...
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How to submit one paper to many journals, to maximise chance of publishing? [duplicate]

I wrote a paper, and I found several journals (from high to mid impact factor) that publish similar papers. There's always a chance of rejection, so instead of submitting to journals one at a time (...
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Submission requirements for tables and figures in separate files

I am considering a submission to The European Journal of Finance. The manuscript is written in LaTeX and according to the Guide for Authors some changes have to be made. Yet, the instructions do not ...
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Can I put an accepted article in Elsevier with IEEE latex format in arxiv?

I know that Elsevier policies say: Authors can share their accepted manuscript: by updating a preprint in arXiv or RePEc with the accepted manuscript But in the definition of the accepted manuscript,...
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Does anybody have a LaTeX CV template similar to this one? [closed]

I am looking for a LaTeX CV template similar to (of possible identical to) this one. Let me know if anybody has it. https://people.eecs.berkeley.edu/~nika/files/Nika_CV.pdf Thank you!
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How to cite an article found on a webpage

I would like to cite the following pdf found in a website online in a personal article I'm working on: http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/doc/texlive-doc/latex/base/encguide.pdf As you can see this ...
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Are there any potential risks of avoiding type 3 fonts when using matplotlib to draw figures [closed]

Many conferences/journals start asking me to use Type 1 font in the submitted PDF. So when I use matplotlib to generate figures, I have two choices: Configure matplotlib to only use tex fonts ...
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How To cite a Youtube Channel in LaTex

I am currently writing a research article and I need to cite a Youtube channel in my (LaTex) references. How can I do that? I know how to do it with a single video. But how to do it with the channel ...
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Which software is used to write scientific textbooks, especially in engineering?

Which software do learned professionals use - LaTeX or Google Docs or Word or any other software to write their books (especially engineering level scientific textbooks)? Points to consider: Could ...
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Is it good to leave hyperref activated on a conference paper?

It is recommended to send a copy to an IEEE conference with the hyper-references activated? This includes hyperlinks to sections, equations, tables, references, etc. The paper was written using LaTeX.
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How should paragraphs be formatted in a thesis?

I'm currently writing my thesis/dissertation and was wondering if there is a preferred convention for the way paragraphs are formatted and spaced in a thesis. Would they all have indents; would they ...
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Would a LaTeX glossary contain program function/method purposes/definitions?

I'm writing my dissertation/thesis and it revolves around a program I have made. The program is a Rubik's cube solver that uses pre-existing solving methods, so nothing that exciting. I'm writing out ...
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LaTeX Document - would I make every instance of a term internally hyperlinked?

I'm writing a Computer Science Dissertation and am wondering if I should make all mentions of terms in my glossary hyper linkable to the corresponding glossary definition. Should I or shouldn't I? ...
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How does the proof process in Elsevier work?

I have an article 'in press' with a journal in Elsevier. Having done some searching, it seems there are a few very similar instances/complaints that ran into the issues I am having with them. What I ...
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How do I reference/cite a figure created specially for me by someone else?

A friend of mine helped to created figures shown in my thesis. I know that you do not need te reference figures created yourself. (How) am I supposed to give credits to my friend? Is there a special ...
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Easiest way to get a bibtex citation of a paper that scholar is still not showing its proper published paper?

For some reason, even papers published in very places like ICLR, still don't get updated on scholar, for example "HOW POWERFUL ARE GRAPH NEURAL NETWORKS?" paper still shows as arxiv in ...
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Finding Article Template for New Journal - PRX Quantum

I've undertaken some novel work as part of my undergraduate thesis and have been advised that this work goes sufficiently beyond the brief of an undergrad thesis and is novel enough to submit for ...
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Entering Name With Accents on arXiv

I'm trying to submit a paper on arXiv, but I can't figure out how to enter my name with accents. It's supposed to say "Dörr", but arXiv turns it into this: Image I tried to enter the UTF ...
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Using .tex files from arXiv as a template for new papers

It is well known that anyone can download the LaTeX source code of the papers on arXiv. My question is regarding the use of that source code. Say you are working on a paper that is a follow-up to an ...
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Are there systems to automatically blind a paper?

I am looking for systems to make a research paper blind (i.e., remove all information about authors, affiliations, maybe even anonymize self-references to previous work) and do this automatically, i.e....
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Can you export a bibtex file from zotero with links?

I have most of the papers I use often in Zotero. Before I learnt about it, I would always format my manually typed citations with \href and company such that you could click on the reference and go to ...
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How to create reference list with maths in title on Mendeley for Latex

I have been using Mendeley for a while to create my bibtex files and use them in Latex. However, recently I came accross some papers such as this one, which have math symbols in their titles and when ...
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Is it discouraged to use a sans-serif font for a scientific thesis? [duplicate]

I'm currently working on my bachelor's thesis in Computer Science at a European university. I've been fiddling around with the layout a lot recently, and specifically tried out using fonts other than ...
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Cite a R function/implementation from a website

I am using one-sample log-rank test in my paper. I use the implementation from this website http://www.ms.uky.edu/~mai/splus/LogRank1.r. I wonder whether I should cite this and how I can cite a ...
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Why is latex the standard editor for math/cs journals? [closed]

I think latex is a fine language, especially for typesetting math, but sometimes the lack of features for instance making text wrap around an image (\wrapfig can cause issues in places far from where ...
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Are there any automated ways of getting PDF annotations into Word or LaTeX source code? [closed]

With my previous two submissions to Elsevier journals, I have received reviews from 5 and 4 reviewers respectively. This results in a large number of comments that needs to be addressed. Some of the ...
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Is paying someone to fix LaTeX issues in one's thesis ethical?

For my bachelor thesis in theoretical CS I paid someone to fix some weird LaTeX issues I had make some figures in LaTeX for which I provided exact (!) hand-drawn pictures adjust the document class/...
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Can I include just a folder from Zotero into Overleaf instead of my entire library?

I am setting up an Overleaf account to work with my Zotero account and ran into an annoying issue. I have one folder within my Zotero library which contains all the references I want to use in a ...
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Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing (AISC) template for Latex? [closed]

While I am looking for Latex template of the AISC template (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing), I could find only its word format in following link: https://www.springer.com/gp/authors-...
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What latex template to use when you do not know the journal you are going to submit

Usually distinct journals have their own templates for latex, some of them require you to use specific format for pictures etc. However sometimes you write an article and you do not know what journal ...
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Proper way to Format text related to Functions in an Article about a Computer Package

I am new to software development and my background is not in computer science. I am writing an article about a software package I developed with some collaborators and I was wondering about the proper ...
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