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Jul
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answered Can I get a normal footnote in a minipage environment in LaTeX? How?
Jul
27
answered What's the best way to write e-mail addresses?
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awarded  Commentator
Jul
27
comment Installing TTF fonts in LaTeX
@ShreevatsaR: you are absolutely right. I didn't even consider the second option as being the question that was asked. My bad.
Jul
27
comment How does one set custom labels for description lists?
Should an upvote be given to a generically helpful answer that does not address the question asked at all? He accurately described the work-around I alluded to in my question, but did not provide an answer to the specific question asked. So no, I don't think it deserve an upvote.
Jul
27
comment Using custom symbols
Besides, when you have such a nice collection of ancient fonts math.harvard.edu/computing/latex/tetex/help/Catalogue/entries/… I am somewhat doubtful new symbols are strictly necessary. =)
Jul
27
awarded  Editor
Jul
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revised How does one set custom labels for description lists?
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Jul
27
comment How does one set custom labels for description lists?
But if the <code>\label</code> object is referring to the wrong thing (the subsection, and not the list object), then hyperref will jump it to the wrong spot in the document. This would not be an acceptable work around. Again the problem seems to be that the built-in description list has no support for labels.
Jul
27
comment Installing TTF fonts in LaTeX
Short answer: not really. I had to do it once 6 years ago to get some additional Chinese fonts working with CJKlatex, and all I can remember of that experience is that it was a complete pain and I would never, ever try to do that again.
Jul
27
comment When should I use \input vs. \include?
+1 for \includeonly. However, IIRC the page numbers and cross-references will only remain valid for files \include'd before the current file. So if you are working on chapter four, and there's a reference to chapter 5 which is currently not looked at, references to chapter 5 (if you use just sequential numbering disregarding the chapters) may be wrong.
Jul
27
answered How can you use LaTeX to write a document with other people?
Jul
26
comment How do I label different rows or columns of a matrix using braces?
Okay, the thing that bordermatrix produces is enclosed in (M). So it may work as a ugly hack.
Jul
26
answered How can I get two sequences of “footnotes” in one LaTeX document, one as footnotes, the other as endnotes?
Jul
26
comment How to obtain verbatim text in a footnote?
You want to do something that LaTeX doesn't allow you to do. You either (a) go in and mess with the code under the hood to allow you to do it or (b) work around it. For (b), it'd be nice to know what "semantic mark-up" you are after.
Jul
26
answered How do I label different rows or columns of a matrix using braces?
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26
awarded  Teacher
Jul
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comment How does one set custom labels for description lists?
Your second idea is what I've been doing. I'd really prefer a solution that allows me to "link back" via the internal links in the PDF file. I've found out that the built-in "description" list environment is designed to be label-less. So I'd probably have to look at external packages for this.
Jul
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answered eqnarray vs align
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answered LaTeX template for resume/curriculum vitae