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Normally yes, because you wouldn't really want the table of contents and the beginning of a chapter on one page. It looks neater, and easier to manage when you finally print it out.


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For an understanding of some of the terms used in the answer (which is essentially quoting of sections from CMS), consider looking at this. For a quick answer: The Chicago Manual of Style (borrowed from here) has the following to say about pagination: Using arabic numerals, number the pages in the upper right corner. Do not number the title page but count ...


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LaTeX is fine as it will deliver a printable .pdf for initial approval to a publisher and many templates from scientific publishers, freely available from a basic web search can be loaded, including Springer and many others LaTeX templates Springer


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If you're looking for a step up from Markdown but not as complex as LaTeX, take a look at MultiMarkdown. It's Markdown but with lots of extra features added and easy conversion to LaTeX, PDF or HTML. From the site: MultiMarkdown adds these features to the basic Markdown syntax: footnotes tables citations and bibliography (works best in LaTeX ...


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...what writing platform could I use that accepts both regular writing (fonts, bold, italicize, good for 200-page documents) and the LaTeX math code? Many LaTeX editors support "regular writing". I use TeXstudio myself. Things like bold, italics etc. require LaTeX code, but most software packages like TeXstudio give you nice buttons and hot-keys to make the ...


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I've seen this up for quite a while now and will take a stab at answering your question. However, the answer is much more complicated than the question. The simple answer is yes, Python is used to convert text to braille tags, and a LaTex package is used to print out the symbols. IF the brailler you are using is not designed for use with a proprietary ...


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I would still recommend latex. Its maintainable, I have edited ten year old documents.


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It might sound very Silly, but the best thing you can do is to use the notepad with a different font, so that you like it. Formatting will be a big waste of time, and using conventional MS Word or others different than the usual notepad won't allow you to use version control . The best control version is through TXT files! After finishing your story, ...


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If you are asking about writing tools, you might want to try Lyx. Lyx is a front-end to LaTex and for that reason is a writing tool rather than a typesetting tool. Scrivener is another writing tool, but it is proprietary. Scrivener supports Multimarkdown. While you may have read all over the web that LaTex is all about scientific and manual formulae, in the ...


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Most universities have a style guide that you must follow when writing your thesis. When my wife wrote her thesis, she was required to follow the MLA style guide, which is where the rules for indentation and spacing, etc. are found. I'd go to either your thesis committee or to your university's library to talk to somebody about the submission requirements. ...


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Another option is LyX, which I use to write novels. I feel it has advantages even if one doesn't want to include LaTeX formulae. For example, chapters are numbered automatically, and you can hide content in LyX notes and LaTeX comments, so your novel document can also contain private notes to yourself and old text you're removing but might want to use again ...


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No, there is no software that would automate the translation of newly written paragraphs for you This is not something you would normally do. You might think that you are "going in one straight pass" as you wrote in the comments, but in the end you will find something that needs to be edited. Some things that don't add up. Some things that don't ...


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Since you are using commandline tools already, I will assume that you are familiar with various Unix tools and able to use them. Keep your documents in git or another revision control system. Then you can use the diff functionality (commandline or any of the various visual tools around) to see which parts are new or changed. If you number your paragraphs, ...


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The normal thing to do is not to use any Heading-Without-Numbering. If you insist on doing it then everything that follows that heading will belong to the heading because it's a heading. Everything below, until you meet something of equivalent value, meaning another heading, will belong to this one. You are right when thinking about this like the scope of ...


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If you're anticipating large structural changes to your LaTeX documents, then a version control system might do you some good. If that's the case, use git since you're familiar with it. Mercurial (hg) is similar enough that you wouldn't have problems if you go that route, although the cloning and branching paradigm seems a bit different (FWIW, I'm pretty ...


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I am not an expert here but in exploring how to use LaTex and Scrivener I found this article on WordPress.com website created by a UK doctoral candidate - Replacements for easy LaTeX inclusion in Scrivener. Hopefully it will help.


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What you're asking for is probably more suited to the TeX stack exchange; they've got a similar answer here, along with some template information. I think you'd be wise to look here before continuing. The nice thing about LaTeX, however, is that the plain-text nature of it makes it easier to modify existing templates to suit your needs. So, maybe the link ...


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Indentation will always depend on the style guide you're using, so you should always check that first. The following assumes Chicago rules. With regards, to paragraph indentation, see: Should I indent the first line of the first paragraph in a chapter? In addition to the indentation rules, you should also have no extra spaces separating your paragraphs. ...


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You can use LaTeX to create PDFs for publishers who accept submissions in that file format. Otherwise, don't use LaTeX --edit-- (unless they instructed you to use a specific LaTeX class for your document, a specialized situation) --edit-- I believe there are a few scientific journals that accept LaTeX code as submittals, but they usually require you ...


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I use ClickHelp for technical writing. It is a browser-based documentation tool used to create online user manuals, knowledge bases, help files, FAQs, tutorials and publish them instantly in their portal. Otherwise, you can also export your writing in different formats. There is no need to install anything. This documentation tool has all the powerful ...


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