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I am a PhD student in the School of Medicine at Nottingham University, researching the impact of diet in early life on brown adipose tissue growth and development. This (hopefully) represents the start of a late career change from accountancy. I came across TeX and LaTeX while participating in a maths forum at the Open University, and subsequently attended an introductory course given by Joseph Wright in London at the end of August 2011. My plan is to write my PhD thesis in LaTeX, though this seems to be a rarity in the biomedical sciences. My supervisors have given me strict instructions to write it in MS Word, so it's going to get interesting...


Nov
12
comment biblatex citeauthor ambiguous
This question may help: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/114833/….
Nov
2
comment Is there a simple way to print out all the available characters in a LaTeX font set?
Agreed, the question is very similar. Mine is rather more specific, as I actually require the fonts to be be printed out in a LaTeX document so that I can see what the glyphs look like. As is pointed out in a comment to the previous question, the existence of a character in a font doesn't necessarily mean that the necessary support files have been created to support that character. However, the answer is pretty much the same, so if you want to close this question as a duplicate, feel free!
Nov
2
accepted Is there a simple way to print out all the available characters in a LaTeX font set?
Nov
2
comment Is there a simple way to print out all the available characters in a LaTeX font set?
Thanks @ChristianHupfer, I've had a quick look at the fonttable documentation, and I will be able to do exactly what I want. I was going to ask how I find out the name of the .tfm file for the font I want (it's not shown in the LaTeX font catalogue), but egreg has provided a nice workaround.
Nov
2
asked Is there a simple way to print out all the available characters in a LaTeX font set?
Nov
2
comment Commas to separate authors instead of “and”
I'm not familiar with Mendeley, but using a Windows-based reference manager with LaTeX/Biblatex is my specialist subject. I actually use EndNote, and my database is over 1400 – and I regularly run a LaTeX document which lists all 1400+ citations and a bibliography (the PDF is about 140 pages, so I don't print it out!). EndNote also stores author names with commas, but you can define any output style you like. So I have written (or rather cloned) a 'Biblatex Export' style which provides output in Bibtex format. I then just export it to a .bib file. Maybe Mendeley has a similar facility?
Nov
1
comment Error : Package inputenc Error: Keyboard character used is undefined
You'll need to ask an expert, and I'm far from that! I ALWAYS delete all temporary files before compiling a document from scratch (though not, of course, after the first or subsequent runs of a multiple run compilation).
Nov
1
answered Error : Package inputenc Error: Keyboard character used is undefined
Nov
1
comment Error : Package inputenc Error: Keyboard character used is undefined
@Sangamesh, they'll be in the same directory as your .tex file. LaTeX creates a number of such files as it compiles a document, with endings such as .aux, .bbl, .bcf, .blg etc. You can safely delete anything which doesn't end in .tex or .bib. If you have an editor such as TeXWorks, there will probably be a facility to do this for you.
Nov
1
comment Error : Package inputenc Error: Keyboard character used is undefined
Have you deleted all your LaTeX temporary files?
Nov
1
comment How to add a flyleaf code?
Do you mean a colophon?
Oct
26
accepted Appearance of Greek µ with siunitx is regular font with Gentium but italic with XCharter – why?
Oct
25
comment Appearance of Greek µ with siunitx is regular font with Gentium but italic with XCharter – why?
Works for me, thanks!
Oct
25
comment Appearance of Greek µ with siunitx is regular font with Gentium but italic with XCharter – why?
Ah, I do now see that strange characters have appeared before and after my code! Not sure what happened there, it was a simple copy and past from my .tex file. Anyway, duly edited – thanks @Sverre for pointing it out.
Oct
25
revised Appearance of Greek µ with siunitx is regular font with Gentium but italic with XCharter – why?
deleted 6 characters in body
Oct
25
comment Appearance of Greek µ with siunitx is regular font with Gentium but italic with XCharter – why?
Er, don't understand the question! What do you mean by 'escape all the brackets'?
Oct
25
answered thin unbreakable space
Oct
25
asked Appearance of Greek µ with siunitx is regular font with Gentium but italic with XCharter – why?
Oct
25
awarded  Yearling
Oct
24
comment Problems with acro package and greek babel?
It's worth a try – you can always reverse the change if it doesn't work!