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comment How can I construct a page layout with framed boxes?
Nice approach for dealing with lots of forms, I like it! Could you comment on using the {picture} environment vs. textpos for the absolute placement? Any reason (other than familiarity) you didn't do the latter?
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revised BibTeX loses capitals when creating .bbl file
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comment Typesetting the entire Song That Never Ends
"I've heard that LaTeX (and for that matter TeX) are Turing-complete". Had to point out that since LaTeX runs on top of TeX, TeX has to be Turing-complete if LaTeX is. I find it more surprising that LaTeX is Turing-complete. Is it even true, if we stick to the LaTeX commands and avoid dropping down to TeX, as we're supposed to?
Mar
23
comment Specifying font for a special glyph
Related question: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/335/…
Mar
17
comment How do you make the underscore active in environments but preserve its orignal use in math mode?
I meant this: \begingroup\def\mycondition{true}...\endgroup Now: \mycondition will print Now: false, because the \def is local to the group.
Mar
17
comment How do you make the underscore active in environments but preserve its orignal use in math mode?
But you still set it to false manually... Anyway, why don't you just use \newif\emphasis? Then you can say things like \ifemphasis and \emphasistrue.
Mar
17
comment How do you make the underscore active in environments but preserve its orignal use in math mode?
Another improvement, for more elegant code: Increment \mytemp immediately after \begingroup, and the \endgroup will restore it to the zero value automatically.
Mar
11
comment XML listing shows incorrect quotation marks
I don't understand, @Paul. Formatting XML with default listings settings will result in directed single and double quotes ("commas", or I suppose "inverted commas" if you're German)-- but directed in the same direction, so at least one side will look wrong even to people who like ``directed'' quotes in code.
Mar
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revised XML listing shows incorrect quotation marks
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Mar
10
comment Helvetica neue for a table
Welcome to tex.sx. We have no idea what's going wrong either, so please provide a complete (i.e., runnable complete document) minimal example (one trivial table, no irrelevant text) showing what you are trying.
Mar
10
comment XML listing shows incorrect quotation marks
Thanks, I just did. I don't see anything vague about the question, to be honest. I'd think it would be clear (and very specific) to anyone familiar with TeX's handling of quotes in text and thinking about displaying code. Maybe the phrasing can be improved by someone who finds it vague?
Mar
10
answered XML listing shows incorrect quotation marks
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3
comment Space after LaTeX commands
That's a nice explanation, but why is it the accepted answer? Writing \arnold{} is one character longer than \arnold\ , so it doesn't quite satisfy the requirement for a "shorter way". (The \ approach is also Donald Knuth's recommendation, by the way.)
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revised Should one cite a LaTeX package in a scientific publication?
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comment Should one cite a LaTeX package in a scientific publication?
But yeah, good point. For texts that do not stand alone, there's no place for a colophon. In that case the acknowledgements are sometimes used instead. Added it to the answer.
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revised Should one cite a LaTeX package in a scientific publication?
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revised Should one cite a LaTeX package in a scientific publication?
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