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comment Do I risk breaking documents by updating my TeX distribution?
yes and yes. Package authors almost always take compatibility very seriously but any update of any software has risks of breakage.
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comment what is the equivalent of \reserveinserts in latex 2015
@Maïeul that is same as pstricks example I posted above \reserveinserts wouldn't have helped anyway as you already used up too many counters before your package loaded, just move eledmac before biblatex
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comment Perl, Python, Lua or just Latex/Xetex
Your question is not very clear, python my be simpler or more complicated than tex macros depending on your programming tastes but python doesn't typeset documents so it is not clear how it helps (there are bridges between python and tex but two-language programming is rarely simpler than programming either language separately). Most people typesetting documents with latex don't program tex macros at all, they just markup the text of their documents, so if your aim is to produce documents rather than produce latex extension packages your question seems misplaced.
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comment how to fix a section position
@jon NOTE! The original version of placeins.sty acted like it was loaded with the option "[above]" specified. seems like I haven't looked at the documentation since before 2005:-)
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comment how to fix a section position
@jon reading documentation! that's cheating:-) I'll delete my comment sorry:-) (although flafter is still probably the package of choice here)
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comment how to fix a section position
To stop a figure coming before the position of the figure environment use the flafter package.
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answered How do I set a max-width on images?
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comment Is there any method available to automatically show the ruby when writing sentences with Japanese Kanji?
The site furiganizer.com will add the ruby using html markup (nested tables not proper html ruby) but from there it wouldn't be too hard to run a translation script to generate the tex markup.
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answered Is it true that when using \newline to stay in horizontal mode, the information will be on the same page?
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comment Is it true that when using \newline to stay in horizontal mode, the information will be on the same page?
@barbarabeeton \\ does not go into vertical mode here but it does in some other contexts, notably center
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comment Is it true that when using \newline to stay in horizontal mode, the information will be on the same page?
unless your tiny text is always one line it should have a \par before the } it would be closer to the rule in any case if you do that as it would be set with its own baslineskip not that of normalsize
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comment what is the equivalent of \reserveinserts in latex 2015
@Maïeul no \reserveinserts is not defined by default, so don't tell the user to use that, I added a code suggestion just now as a comment on the question)
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comment what is the equivalent of \reserveinserts in latex 2015
eledmac specifies a whole load of packages twice (xargs,etoolbox,suffix,xstring,etoolbox,ifluatex,ragged2e} and does \reserveinserts{32} twice so allocating 64 inserts. It would be better if it just specified the packages once, and did \ifx\reserveinserts\@undefined\else\reserveinserts{32}\fi
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comment Is there any method available to automatically show the ruby when writing sentences with Japanese Kanji?
The MWE you added is not useful, but a real example might have been, which has a real mapping from kanji to the equivalent ruby annotation (or even give a link to such a mapping if it exists in public readable form)
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comment Is there any method available to automatically show the ruby when writing sentences with Japanese Kanji?
There is the luatexja-ruby package if lualatex is a possibility, but I can't tell if that is automatic or not texdoc latexja-ruby is a little challenging for me to read:-)
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answered Issues with nesting \textbf and \textit
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comment what is the equivalent of \reserveinserts in latex 2015
@Maïeul even if a user is using a big class like memoir then \documentclass{memoir} \usepackage{eledmac} there are over 50 inserts available for \newseries on the other hand if the user has \documentclass{memoir} \usepackage{tikz,pstricks} \usepackage{eledmac} then the dimens have been allocated anyway so it would not have been possible to reserve them, and you need to load eledmac earlier.