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  • a mathematician
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Dec
29
accepted How to make a tikz node, top-aligned with the rest of the text?
Dec
29
asked How to make a tikz node, top-aligned with the rest of the text?
Dec
29
comment Add whitespace around a box
thanks for the comment :)
Dec
29
revised Add whitespace around a box
edited title
Dec
29
awarded  Scholar
Dec
29
accepted Customize the “cell environment” in a tabular
Dec
29
accepted Difficulty with datatool
Dec
29
accepted Package trackchanges: problem with UTF8
Dec
29
revised Add whitespace around a box
added 1 characters in body
Dec
29
asked Add whitespace around a box
Dec
23
comment Package trackchanges: problem with UTF8
yes, this is THE solution. Thanks a lot.
Dec
22
comment Difficulty with datatool
thank you, it solved my problem.
Dec
22
comment Package trackchanges: problem with UTF8
Fine ! it seems to be a good workaround. Thanks a lot.
Dec
22
revised Package trackchanges: problem with UTF8
added 451 characters in body
Dec
22
awarded  Autobiographer
Dec
22
awarded  Commentator
Dec
22
comment Difficulty with datatool
I'm really confused. With your last proposition, it compiles, but, if i use twice these commands : \extractInitials{AAA BBB}\addeditor{\userInitials} % \extractInitials{CCC DDD}\addeditor{\userInitials} then it remembers somehow only the last one... To understand what i mean, one should of course use the command addeditor. But in particular, if i type explicitly \adduser{AB} \adduser{CD} then it does what it should do. But with \userInitials it does the job only for the last line. I don't know if i am clear...
Dec
22
comment Difficulty with datatool
Well, my question was precisely, how can i make the command \extractInitials sufficiently robust, so that i can use it inside any command in the future... But ok, for the moment, i want to be able to use: \addeditor{\extractInitials{My Name}} where \addeditor is a command from the package trackchanges.
Dec
22
comment Difficulty with datatool
Another problem i'm facing : i'm using the result of \extractInitials in some other command \somecommand{\extractInitials{My Name}} but it fails. This command is one from a package, and i don't know exactly how it is defined. But is there a way to make \extractInitials completely expand, before we give it as an argument to \somecommand, so that the compilation doesnt fails, even if we don't know how \somecommand is build ?
Dec
22
comment Difficulty with datatool
Thank you very much. I will use the first one, since \nom expands immediately to the name in my case, and i have accented letter. It works, but i don't quite understand the trick :). Could you explain it to me ? I understand the first \expandafter, it insure that the argumen #1 will be first expanded. But why to "expand" \userItinials ? I thought this is a temporary command where DTLstoreinitials stores the result of the string operation...