# Category Archives for **Questions & Answers**

## Introducing “non-technical” people to LaTeX

On TeX.SX, Primal Pappachan asked: “How can I introduce a non-technical person to LaTeX?” There are several answers, for helping learning LaTeX without being too complicated. Yiannis Lazarides gave some of the best suggestions: Assist in the TeX installation and … Continue reading

## Can you use TeX for any kind of document, or is it overkill for simple ones

Untypical for a Q&A site, there’s currently an exchange of views on TeX.SX: As an expert, can you always use TeX for (nearly) any kind of document? “Yes, you can:” It’s easy if you are a routine user, you know … Continue reading

## LaTeX Workflow

Agodemar posted a very nice diagram of the LaTeX workflow on TeX.SX: A bigger version of the image and a link the full source code is shown in the topic Diagram / Infographic of TeX & friends.

## Strategies for preambles

Yesterday Seamus Bradley started a topic on TeX.SX: Best practice on organising your preamble For large and highly customized documents, preambles can be lengthy. Should all packages be loaded before macros are defined? Or should packages and related definitions be … Continue reading

## Decorate a TikZ path

Redfiloux asked on TeX.SX: How to decorate a \path? My question is about drawing a “commutative-type diagram” in mathematics. I would like to integrate an arrow of the type \rightsquigarrow, which is described how to be obtained here: Squiggly arrows … Continue reading

## 10.000 Questions on TeX.SX

Today the 10.000th question has been posted on TeX.SX: Why do arguments to nested tilde or breve commands reappear when amsmath is used? It deals with a bug found in amsmath when nested accents are used. A workaround and one … Continue reading

## Coloring text for whole table rows

Eddy asked on TeX.SX: How to color the font of a single row in a table? I have a table and I want to make the font color red for just one row (not the background). How do I do … Continue reading

## Line width in LaTeX

Did you ever wonder why there are several (La)TeX lengths for the width of the current line of our text? In different situations, such as writing within a table, a minipage, a list or common body text in one or … Continue reading

## Matrix multiplication with LaTeX

Alexx Hardt asked on TeX.SX: How can I draw a diagram for matrix multiplication with LaTeX? I’m trying to make a PDF manual for matrix multiplication with LaTeX. I’d like to generate a graphic similar to this one (from Wikipedia/Matrix … Continue reading

## Circled numbers in text

Martin Tapankov asked on TeX.SX: What is a good way to make circled numbers in text? I’m trying to make some good-looking numbers in a circle, using the simple command: \textcircled{1} However, the circle is misaligned vertically with the number, … Continue reading