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Jan
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comment Is there an (easy) way to create or personalize .bst files?
Word to the wise: think very carefully when you answer those questions. It is not fun to have to start over again if you make a mistake. (A friend asked me to put together a .bst file that her thesis advisor would approve. After the fifth time she said, "oh wait, maybe option X would be better", I was really tempted to reconsider our friendship.)
Jan
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revised What is the mandatory argument of alignedat for?
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Jan
28
revised How do I change the header of table of contents with amsbook style file?
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Jan
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comment Automatic new directory for new files
I am not that familiar with Windows, but if MikTeX (or whatever LaTeX distribution you use) supports command line commands, and if your IDE allows you to change the command used to compile the document, then in principle you can write a batch file to do so. But if you want a more tailor-made solution, please edit your original post to include (1) Operating system [I assume Windows] (2) LaTeX distribution (3) Any software you use in the workflow to create your document: what editor you use, how you compile the TeX file into DVI/PDF etc.
Jan
18
answered Automatic new directory for new files
Jan
9
comment End of theorem marker placement
@barbara: wow. I have to admit (rather shamefully) that "because ntheorem didn't exists" never crossed my mind as a possible answer; but now that you pointed it out, it seems so very natural.
Jan
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comment Multiple choice with answers at the end of the chapter
@S.G.Sekaran The environment is just a list, so you can apply the solution given here.
Dec
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comment Multiple choice with answers at the end of the chapter
@S.G.Sekaran See Edit 2 above. It now can deal with mathematical equations, both in $ and \[ ... \] forms.
Dec
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comment Multiple choice with answers at the end of the chapter
@zar: see Edit 2 above, does it work better?
Dec
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revised Multiple choice with answers at the end of the chapter
switched \edef to \protected@edef to deal with math mode and some other stuff.
Dec
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comment Multiple choice with answers at the end of the chapter
@zar: no. The processing doesn't even get there. I think the problem is with using \edef. (For example, using \protected@edef doesn't solve the problem, but gives a different one.) Let me play around more.
Nov
26
comment Is there any way to do a correct word count of a LaTeX document?
@wasteofspace: MWE? Issuing echo "how many words?" | wc -w the output is 3 as expected. If your "test latex doc" includes the standard \documentclass{article} \begin{document}... \end{document}, each of the three counts as one additional word. Those are supposed to be stripped out using the detex command in the OP. Lastly, man wc.
Nov
20
comment Class for my thesis (amsbook currently)… should I use memoir or KOMA-Script?
Now, memoir and KOMA are both very configurable. But both also come with pretty hefty user manuals. If the formatting requirements form a fairly short list (such as the three bullet points above), you may be better off just using the standard book class with the packages geometry, titling, titlesec, and setspace (for double spacing). The user manuals for those are quicker to read.
Nov
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comment Class for my thesis (amsbook currently)… should I use memoir or KOMA-Script?
First: ask your departmental people (secretaries etc.), computer help desk, or the people in charge of graduate studies whether your university or institute already has a thesis template file for LaTeX. Most schools have very rigid guidelines on how PhD dissertations should be formatted, and when available it is much safer to use the provided document class rather than trying to hack your own and run the risk of the copy being sent back to be reformatted because you missed one minor detail.
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revised Multiple choice with answers at the end of the chapter
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