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[latex] concerns question on the LaTeX freeware advanced document preparation system based on the TeX typesetting language. Note that http://tex.stackexchange.com is specifically dedicated to (La)TeX related questions.

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Microsoft format while having the same quality of the original PDF created by the LaTex? [duplicate]

I have finished a paper that is two columns format, and the output is PDF. The journal asks me to submit it on word format, How can I get the same document but in Microsoft format while having the ...
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Advisor suggested me to typeset my thesis with a software that I don't know

I am writing my dissertation and my supervisor recommended me this LaTeX template. https://bitbucket.org/amiede/classicthesis/wiki/Home However, I have been using MS-Word all along and don't know ...
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Arxiv Empty Bibliographic data [closed]

I have uploaded a paper to arxiv. It has several citations / references. However, when I look at the Bibliographic data, it is shown as empty.. Any hints of what could be wrong?
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Is there any guidance on how to properly cite when using the alphabetic style from BiBLaTeX?

I am looking for some specifications on how to use the alphabetic style for citing properly. I know that there are different solutions and that this is highly related to personal preference or ...
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Alternatives to Google Scholar for citation / lit search / BibTex entries? [closed]

Simple question: What alternatives are there to Google Scholar for finding citations, doing lit searches, and most importantly, downloading citation data in BibTex? There are lots of specialized ...
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Conference held in year X, proceedings published in X+2 - which to use?

A certain conference was held on year X, but its proceedings were published in print in year X+2. When I cite an article submitted to that conference (which I read in the published proceedings) - how ...
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citing company yearly reports in papers

I am writing a conference paper and want to cite the following report by Symantec using Bibtex (https://www.symantec.com/security-center/threat-report). I am currently using @techreport which only ...
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“Computers & Security” journal latex template? [closed]

The following links explains the "Guide for Authors" for the "Computers & Security" journal: https://www.elsevier.com/journals/computers-and-security/0167-4048/guide-for-authors However, I ...
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Is it an invasion of privacy to ask a lecturer for details on their LaTeX editor setup?

I (very) recently completed a Real Analysis course at my university. One day during the course I went to see my lecturer regarding an error I spotted in his notes. The notes set for our course were ...
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Which LaTeX template to pick if I want to write a paper that will stay unpublished?

I'd like to choose a scientific paper template in LaTeX for a Deep Learning (Artificial Intelligence) project. I think the AAAI or the IEEE are interesting, however, I'd like to know under which terms ...
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ArXiv submission and LaTeX compilation [closed]

ArXiv expects (La)TeX sources to be submitted rather than a PDF. But - if you build a document on a different system - different TeX distribution with different updates - you are not guaranteed to get ...
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How to handle a bib source with no author?

I am writing a paper in English and have a couple of sources that have no author. In German there would be the abbreviation o.V. standing for ohne Verfasser which translates to no author in those ...
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Correct latex format for standard IEEE Computer Society Press proceedings style guide [closed]

I'm planning to submit a paper to an IEEE conference. On their website they mention that the paper should be "formatted according to the standard IEEE Computer Society Press proceedings style guide". ...
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How to use footnote for shared affiliation in ACM latex? [closed]

I'm using \documentclass{sig-alternate} to write an article. The thing is, we should use \author and then add \alignauthor, \affil, and \email for each author. Two authors has affiliation1 and the ...
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Can I write a template just like the Elsevier LaTeX template?

A scientific institute wants me to write a LaTeX template just like the articles which are published on the ScienceDirect website, in other words, the institute wants a template like the following: ...
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latex and word template for conference submission

I have seen in some conferences that they usually put two kinds of templates, one in Latex and the other one in word. The question that I have, and is because I will be on a conference committee in ...
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How to cite a website/manual where the authors are (mostly) unknown?

For my thesis, I need to cite some pieces of software documentation. The website in question is the documentation of Kubernetes. I'm fine with using @misc entries in my bibtex file, but obviously I ...
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Should I use a ISBN or DOI?

I will soon end my work on book about a statistical computing environment and its use in my field. It will require the reader to use the electronic copy alongside with the particular software open in ...
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Is it acceptable to ask for the original bibtex file of a paper?

I am reading a review paper which includes hundreds of useful citations for my paper. I would like to import some of the citations into a bibtex file. The only thing I know to do is to search them on ...
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Do we have to make any changes to a Springer LaTeX template before submission?

The Springer template is by far the most bizarre out of all of the LaTeX templates I've seen so far. There is no problem as long as you stick to the two-column option, but the appearance of the single ...
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Where is the latex template for IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health?

I was trying to find the latex template for IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine, but I am only able to find the .doc template. Do we have any .tex template for this ...
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What does the typesetting process for a math/science journal using LaTeX look like?

Hopefully this question isn't too broad. Following up on https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/99123/what-software-do-publishers-use and Elsevier production team messed up my paper. What should I do?...
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Choosing between MS Word, PDF, and latex formats when submitting a manuscript for publication when all are allowed?

I've been working on an article, and for ease of collaboration among co-authors and advisers I have used Google Docs thus far, so I'll likely need to do at least a little post-formatting once in .doc ...
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How safe is it to load (La)TeX source files to arXiv?

It is mandatory that manuscripts that are TeX/LaTeX-based must be submitted along with all source files, which includes the tex document, images and supplementary files (like CSV files) required to ...
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Electronic supplementary materials for scientific journals

Journals require certain heights & widths for figures, however, since it's my first time preparing an article with Latex I'm facing some problems. For example I have a total of 20 maps & I'm ...
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Do all Elsevier journals require ONE column format for manuscripts to be reviewed?

I want to submit my paper to Elsevier Optics Communications, but I'm confused about the template of the journal. According to the guide for author, the manuscript can be in either Word or LaTex format....
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How acceptable are the outputs of automatic LaTeX converters for journals with LaTeX requirement?

Is there anybody there, who uses this combination as the pipeline of document production in his/her work? IF so what are the common bugs/imperfection that one should expect. From a latex-noob point ...
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How to cite a site from the dark web?

For my masters degree in computer science, I'm currently working on a paper on ransomware. Goal of this paper is to focus on academic writing and citing sources correctly. Trustworthiness/Quality of ...
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How to export and cite Google Ngram Viewer result?

I am working on a paper (written in LaTeX) and want to include this result from Google Ngram Viewer, showing/comparing the frequency of word usage in published books over time: What is the proper way ...
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Does submitting a paper in Latex format enhance the chances of acceptance?

If there is an option to submit your paper in either Latex or Word, which format should be given preference? Does it affect the chances of acceptance? My paper relates to computer science & ...
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Latex submission template: keep figures to margin size?

For submitting papers to Elsevier journals, they instruct you to prepare Latex files using the Elsarticle class. This class has huge margins (as other questions have also touched upon), to give space ...
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Naming inconsistencies in booktitle fields of BibTeX entries provided by IEEEXplore

Why are the booktitle fields of BibTeX entries provided by IEEEXplore inconsistent in the following way: @InProceedings{ ... booktitle={2009 International Conference on Reconfigurable Computing and ...
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Handwritten vs printed assignments [closed]

I am taking an Introduction to Differential Equations class. There is assigned homework. It is specified that we must turn it in on paper. Is it wrong or odd to use LaTeX and turn it in as computer ...
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How to insert LaTeX in abstracts for AMS sectional meetings

So here is my silly question. How would you type in LaTeX codes when submitting your abstract of your talk at a AMS meetings? I tried something like $Bla \leq Bla$ but it was not able to compile it.
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Is it okay to modify the LaTeX template for article submission with additional packages?

I want to start writing on an article that is probably going to be published in one of the IOP journals. There is a template for their publications, but it lacks some (for me) essential packages. ...
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Is it standard practice to make sure that multiple, numbered citations occuring together are ordered? [closed]

If including multiple, numbered citations together, is it standard practice^ to order them according to number? For example, one might see Several studies [1,3,5] show that quantity X is relevant to ...
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Is it okay to begin a chapter without an “introduction section”?

I'm writing my phd thesis. In some chapters I simply begin the chapter with one or maybe two (at most) paragraphs that mostly gives the outline, and then I begin the sectioning. That is, this ...
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GitLab Project or Group for version control of 2 subprojects in my thesis, which consists of code and the latex report?

If I need to version control my thesis, which contains my latex report and code, should I create a Group with two separate projects (code and latex) or should I create one repository called thesis ...
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Advisor likes MS Word, I like LaTeX

I have an issue with my supervisor: he likes to write papers in MS Word and I like to write in LaTeX. We have had issues with editing and formatting, since it is difficult to do it, while working on ...
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Why don't publication venues systematically make the LaTeX source of papers available?

I wonder why most publication venues don't systematically make the LaTeX source for published papers available? (which implies systematically asking authors for the LaTex source) LaTex source are ...
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Overleaf template for IEEE journals

The Overleaf website has a LaTeX template IEEE Transactions. Does it fully support the format as desired by IEEE?
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ASME “text-only” submission in LaTeX

We are submitting a journal paper to ASME Journals of Mechanisms and Robotics for the first time. The manuscript is prepared in LaTeX. In the final submission, it is required that we submit "text-only"...
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Change formatting vs. looking wrong

I'm writing an article for a conference that has very strict style guidelines and I'm therefore very careful not to mess with the style. However, when using the style for the placement of author names,...
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Is it worth it to master LaTeX or MS Word?

I want to know, if I submit a paper to a journal, will they change the formatting of the paper? For example, will they change the position of the tables or the figures? If they change these, then I ...
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Special character from an arXiv paper title displayed incorrectly in Google Scholar

Recently I uploaded a paper to arxiv.org, the title contains the letter (α), I wrote it in latex form $\alpha$ in the website, it recognize it and it is displayed correctly, but when the paper is ...
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PhD student hiring a LaTeX expert to typeset thesis?

I am close to finishing my PhD. Some of my peers use LaTeX. Obviously, it looks much better than Word and alike. As I wrote a few papers that go into my final thesis, I however have numerous formats ...
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Does Journal of finance accept paper submissions done only in latex?

I have written my manuscript in template from the sharelatex website https://www.sharelatex.com/templates/journals/journal-of-finance . I'm new to latex. Does the journal accept manuscripts in .pdf ...
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Elsevier's article class for submission vs. the published version

I'm submitting a paper to the journal Elsevier journal "Nonlinear Analysis: Theory, Methods & Applications" (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/0362546X). They told me to use the ...
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How can I adapt my scientific writing for the modern web?

Papers written for conferences and journals are today mainly available as PDFs. There are several usability issues with the PDF format, one of which is that it is not especially well suited for the ...
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Pros and cons of CV and cover letter for Ph.D. position in the same document

I am going to present my candidacy for a Ph.D. position. For this, I have prepared a version of my CV using Latex and moderncv. The moderncv template includes both the CV and the cover letter in the ...