Duplicating StdErr

In case you would ever like to duplicate standard output to log the stream of data while processing it, tee is your friend:

Dense Lists

This compresses list environments:

Perl Module Data::Dumper

This modules visualizes data structures:


Conditionals allow you to restrict chunks of your tex source to be processed in a certain context only:


This note allows you to colour text and insert coloured boxes into your document. See Generating PS/PDF Documents for a list of available drivers.

Adding TOC Lines

Some environments will not automatically add an entry in the table of contents (e.g. bibliography).

Vertical Spaces

Include vertical spaces in your text:

Unparsed Text

Unparsed text is included without any parsing at all. It is even up to you to add proper line breaks otherwise the line will simple cause an overfull hbox:


This allows you to handle multi-lingual documents:

Small Page Margins

The following example illustrates how to use various lengths to implement smaller Margins: