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Apr
12
comment Draw block diagram with a switch
Related to this?
Apr
10
comment Alternative to textit in LaTeX
I just graded 20 LaTeX assignments and usually students use \textit when they really need \emph. Why do you want to typeset text in italics?
Apr
9
comment How do I get a tight fit around a node when using tikz shapes.geometric?
It would look ugly IMO. changing inner sep as suggested by @PaulGaborit and suggested below is probably easier than the suggestion I suggested but you should be careful when the type size changes.
Apr
9
comment How do I get a tight fit around a node when using tikz shapes.geometric?
Measure the width of the plus subscript with \settowidth and add an empty box before and an empty box after the text in the right node. Each empty box should have a width that is half the size of the plus subscript. (I'm assuming you want the text centred:-)
Mar
25
comment search and replace string in all files
I had ovelooked this is part of a command sequence.
Mar
25
comment search and replace string in all files
[^}]* is more general.
Mar
25
comment search and replace string in all files
That doesn't work as it only affects Q^{h}_{Con}s.
Mar
25
comment Is there a LaTeX style that mirrors Practical Typography's suggestions for research paper layout?
If it's a research paper you should use the style of the conference or journal. Many journals/conferences have LaTeX class/style files.
Mar
25
comment search and replace string in all files
@IanThompson Indeed: sed 's/Q^{h}_{\([^}]*\)}/q\1/g' should do the trick. (Made minor correction.)
Mar
25
comment Semantic indications in LaTeX
You can define your own environments to do this: \newenvironment{toy}[0]{}{}. then use the environment: \begin{toy}teddy bear\end{toy}. Of course this environment doesn't change the style but you can add that if you want to.
Mar
23
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Mar
21
comment Using TikZ in landscape mode?
You could try a coordinate transformation at the start fo your picture: \begin{tikzpicture} \pgftransformcm{0}{1}{-1}{0}{\pgfpoint{0}{0}} \draw(0,0) -- (0,1); \end{tikzpicture}
Mar
21
comment align icons to dictionary entries
It depends on your implementation. Perhaps you could do it with \llap. For example, use \llap{\makebox[2cm]{hi}}Text. at the left hand side of the text block. You can also define your own list environment that uses a similar technique. It would be useful if you could provide a minimal example.
Mar
19
comment How can I produce such a graph of my piecewise function?
You can draw the function 1 using the axis coordinate system: \draw (axis cs:x=0,y=1) -- (axis cs:x=5, y=1);.
Mar
18
revised Showcase TeX Typography for TUG's Calendar
improved implementation
Mar
14
answered Showcase TeX Typography for TUG's Calendar
Mar
14
comment Inclusion of TikZ package changes page dimensions
Odd. I get the same. I cannot recall reading anything about this feature in the TikZ manual. I'd consider this a bug.
Mar
14
comment Inclusion of TikZ package changes page dimensions
@Michael Rather than relying on your browser, you could use a tool such as pdfinfo, which will tell you exactly what the page dimensions are.
Mar
14
comment Interrupting Nested Lists in LaTeX
I don't know what you're trying to do but I think you should consider if you really want to do this. Should the reader be able to figure out which level-1 item the comment belongs to? I'd consider this highly inconvenient. Also it would require the reader should backtrack to the inner list level. I'd advise you to change the presentation. If you really need to make a comment about a level 1 item, perhaps you could consider using a footnote.
Mar
13
comment Is it possible to make siunitx typeset exponents in “cramped” style?
@mico The you mustn't have studied the LaTeX and Friends copy I sent you:-) Admitted, the result wasn't ideal because I used the mathastext package to configure the math fonts. However, IMHO oldstyle sub and superscripts don't look that bad. I think it's something you have to get used to. I think it's more important the figures for the subscripts/superscripts are tabular.