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Oct
5
comment How to find a package name by a command name?
Heh, my scalebox comes from graphics. In any case, would it be better if you searched for '\\def\\commandname' instead? Searching for scalebox gives me a whole lotta other packages that use scalebox but not define it.
Oct
5
comment How can I split an equation over two lines
Read this article on TUGboat and be enlightened.
Oct
4
comment AMS Split inside AMS Align
Why do you want to use split inside alignat?
Oct
4
comment What is a good way to show changes between two versions
It puts a box around the words that you deleted, and a double-box around the words you added. But this doesn't work completely well with latex when there are commands involved in the changes, as then the braces may not pair up correctly. See also the documentation for texdiff that Charles mentioned earlier.
Oct
4
comment What is a good way to show changes between two versions
Oh, this is great! I have been meaning to look up if there is a package that does exactly this. You pre-empted my asking.
Oct
3
comment Tool for writing articles
The OP said that he runs Linux as an OS, not emacs. ;p
Oct
3
comment Greek letter in math mode appears lower than the rest of the statement
Yes. That's the way the letter is meant to be. Same thing for \gamma, \eta, and \mu. \phi\psi\zeta\xi also have descenders (not a complete list). Nothing to worry about.
Oct
3
comment vertically aligning vectors and matrices
Thank you Lev, now my toolbox gets one more tool! Though I am undecided about the strut: I can't decide whether it is better to stretch all rows by the same, possibly much too large amount, or let the height of each row be decided by its tallest element. (Say if the example has \int_0^{2^{3^{4^5}}} f(x) dx in the third column of the third row of the bmatrix, which would you prefer?)
Oct
1
comment Lyx template for scientific paper
Oops! I forgot I am not at MathOverflow where RHS is standard abbreviation. Right Hand Side is indeed what was meant. Sorry.
Oct
1
comment Lyx template for scientific paper
One option, of course, is to just go to arxiv.org, find a paper whose formatting you like, and download the source (on the RHS, under Downloads, click "Other formats" which will allow you to download source when available). And then you can just strip the body and be left with a skeleton file you can just fill out.
Oct
1
comment Lyx template for scientific paper
If you do it once, you can keep using it again, and again, and again... In any case, "looks great" is really a subjective thing. Can you be more clear on what you actually want?
Sep
30
comment Template: One page homework report (defaults have too much whitespace)
Since you are constrained to 1 page anyway, there's not much point in using \ref and \label pairs to refer to the headings; and you won't be using a TOC, will it be agreeable to just fake it with \noindent \textbf{Heading.} It is not the semantically correct sol'n, but will probably save you some trouble.
Sep
30
comment Template: One page homework report (defaults have too much whitespace)
Two small comments: (a) I assume you already know about the fullpage package? (b) Honestly, I can't see why you need to section a one-page report.
Sep
27
comment How to prevent paragraph breaks after theorem environments?
So I take it that as part of the definition of the theorem environment the paragraph is ended? I generally see theorem grouped with itemize and others in the set of "paragraph-making environments", but my example above suggest that there are subtle differences. Are these differences documented somewhere other than in the LaTeX source?
Sep
24
comment How to prevent paragraph breaks after theorem environments?
To address your first comment: yes, it does look funny to state a theorem in the middle of a paragraph. But it does not look as funny to state definitions in the middle of a paragraph, especially when the definition is just one line long and motivated by the part of the paragraph immediately above it. Now imagine several definitions being made in succession in the same paragraph. \noindent is of course the obvious option. But I would prefer a solution that doesn't break when, say, new paragraph is denoted by vertical spacing instead of indentation.
Aug
31
comment Getting Started to Xetex for Devangari?
You may have better luck searching the internet using the more common transliteration of the name of the script, "devanagari", instead of your version, which lacks the "a" between "n" and "g". I also suggest changing your post to say devanagari instead, so that searches from Google or on this site will lead to this post.
Aug
30
comment Amsmath has problems with $e^{\sum{x}}$
Like TH, I cannot reproduce the problem, and yet I don't have the named font file either. This points to the OP having somehow a screwed up font map. Kudos for tracking down that the error is caused by an error in $HOME.
Aug
30
comment How to nest xymatrix in Xy-pic
I noticed. But I can't find a way to do it semi-automatically with Xy-pic. You can always position/draw arrows by hand (or through references as Stefan describes), but I suspect you don't want that. I'll edit if I think of something.
Aug
30
comment Beamer frame numbering in appendix
A slight non sequitur: one of my professors told me never to include the total number of slides in a presentation, because "it will only cause you dread [of running out of time], and the audience despair [of the never ending presentation]". He also said that a good presenter should "know where he is in the talk without referring to a silly number".
Aug
30
comment How to cite chapter in book?
@Trevis: if you have different authors for different chapters, you are better off using @incollection, unless you have a case where a book with a primary author includes a chapter/appendix by someone else, in which case your solution will give clearer information.