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Mar
8
comment How to smoothen an Asymptote plot
And in the interest of teaching a man to fish and all that: here's the online documentation. By specifying the function T you can even make the sampling not evenly spaced, if you know a priori where you need higher "resolution".
Feb
22
comment Glossary and list of acronyms in the same page
Please provide a minimum working example showing what you are doing now, and a description of how that differs from what you want to do. In particular, how are you building the glossary and acronym lists?
Jan
31
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
21
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
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
3
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
11
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
10
comment Multiple choice with answers at the end of the chapter
@zar: see Edit 2 above, does it work better?
Dec
10
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
20
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.
Nov
12
comment Multiple choice with answers at the end of the chapter
@Zar: I don't understand what it is you want, do you mean you want the input order to be \truechoice{Choice text}{Justification} instead of \truechoice{Justification} Choice text? In that case see edit.
Nov
7
comment Order of Figure in a Review Copy article
@Guido, unfortunately the OP wrote "I cannot thus use any of my own packages or anything else which is [sic] provided by the cls files."
Nov
6
comment How to type higher order derivatives using Lagrange's primes notation
@UnkleRhaukus and how would you do the Roman X for 10?
Nov
1
comment How do I keep field names and field content separate in a latex CV?
@Stephen: Doesn't what eat up an entire line? If you refer to my comment: yes, the heading uses up an entire line, but for academic CVs the vertical real estate is cheaper than the horizontal: under each heading (for example, "publications" or "seminars given" or "work experience") maybe 10s of lines.
Oct
31
comment How do I keep field names and field content separate in a latex CV?
Personally for an academic CV I find using the two-column construction to waste too much space on the paper, and prefer to use instead negatively-indented section headings.
Oct
26
comment Draw a coat of arms in LaTeX
Presumably instead of LaTeX, you want to ask about either TikZ or asymptote or psTricks? Wouldn't it be easier to just do this in Adobe Illustrator?
Oct
15
comment Typesetting a descending italic z
@doncherry It looks like the Chris just loaded kpfonts with nofligatures and veryoldstyle options. The manual for kpfonts does not mention a descending z, yet mentions a toggle for a long tail on Q. So I expect that the z Chris is looking for is not in kpfonts.
Oct
8
comment Move QED symbol to the left, i.e. at the end of the sentence
And this also breaks the logic crafted in the amsthm package for placing the tombstone symbol when the last line of the proof is a displayed equation (the symbol gets placed on the next line). Of course, one can always re-write the proof so that the last line is prose...