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answered Do fontsize environments exist?
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comment Do fontsize environments exist?
using commands as environments is really an intentional part of latex's design
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comment Why must parameters for inner macro definitions double each #?
@SeanAllred that's all it is: there is nothing special about macro parameters with doubled hash, ##1 is nothing more than ## which produces # and 1 which produces 1, it is only when (if) that replacement text is evaluated than the resulting #1 is seen as a macro parameter reference.
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comment Why must parameters for inner macro definitions double each #?
it's a duplicate but surely if ## in a replacement text produces # then it is inevitable that you need #### to put ## in a nested replacement text?
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comment Automating Error Detection of pdflatex
@PeterGrill er well it's hard, that one really is in the same category as a spelling error: incorrect input makes a technically complete pdf with unintended contents. I just answered to answer the question about what can go wrong rather than say what to do about it. you could for example use the pdffonts utility on the pdf which will return an empty list which you could check for, but it's diminishing returns really.
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answered Automating Error Detection of pdflatex
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comment XeLaTeX: Set an alternative font in case it is not found
@JasonZentz you could try the modified code above, no idea what texshop will do with it but it avoids a primitive tex error. so doesn't need \scrollmode
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comment XeLaTeX: Set an alternative font in case it is not found
@JasonZentz that's very odd, I don't have Garamond Pro either and it picks up pagella for me, which tex distribution do you have? It echoes the font not found error for Garamod pro to the terminal but should move on and try Pagella without stopping.
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comment XeLaTeX: Set an alternative font in case it is not found
@egreg I just tried it and fontspec still stops
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comment XeLaTeX: Set an alternative font in case it is not found
@egreg ooh very modern:-)
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comment How to make a longtable has rounded corners?
both table and tikzpicture make unbreakable tex boxes that can not break over a page, and you have longtable inside both of them? Do you need page breaking? If not then you do not need longtable at all, just use tabular
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answered XeLaTeX: Set an alternative font in case it is not found
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comment How do I format my section/subsection titles without changing the cross-referencing result
I don't see anything there that affects cross references. Please always make a small complete document that demonstrates the problem, so people can reproduce it.
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comment Usage of the curly brackets
@gonenc you can do all sorts of things eg $x^\frac12$ works like $x^{\frac{1}{2}}$ but it makes it much harder to read and if you do this for long enough you will one day forget and change x^9 to x^10 (everybody has done this:-) and it makes your document much harder to parse with any system that isn't a full tex engine (so most tex to html converters for example)