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comment What are the most common mistakes that beginners of (La)TeX and Friends make?
Look more carefully: #2, #5: Don't do that. #4: define a macro. #7, 8: Do as mentioned. For #9, don't keep it in math mode but switch to text mode (less obvious, I agree).
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comment What are the most common mistakes that beginners of (La)TeX and Friends make?
@FUZ, actually I took pains to indicate what to do instead. Excepting a couple that you'll find in any 5-page introductory tutorial (e.g. #10: \section), I either say what to do or it's just "don't do that, do the opposite". Is there something you'd like to see clarified?
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comment Changing the location of auto-installed packages in MiKTeX
Riight, administrator account. Forgot about all that. Not sure what happens on a roaming profile in a University environment (my use case), where I have limited admin rights. But fortunately, I don't personally need to try this anymore. :-)
Jan
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comment Changing the location of auto-installed packages in MiKTeX
Good information, thanks! This would definitely be the way to go for an older installation (for which wiping and recreating would trigger unnecessary downloads, and possibly incompatibilities). For completeness: The registry is edited by running regedit from the CMD prompt, right?
Nov
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comment Notating more than three prime marks for related variables
If you have a long series, one notation I've seen is to use a number. It could be a subscript, or left superscript, or whatever won't be misinterpreted; or you could put it in parentheses so make it obvious that it's not an exponent: $x^{(4)}$. You may want to change your notation for the first three versions at that point too...
Nov
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comment BibTeX loses capitals when creating .bbl file
@Joseph, it's annoying all right but it's a life-saver when you need to produce a bibliography in the opposite capitalization style from what you are used to. IF you've coded your bibliography to take advantage of this feature.
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comment Small Caps in Description Label?
Why not just fake the bold? Just shift and overstrike.
Nov
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comment BibTeX loses capitals when creating .bbl file
@nickbart, thanks for the heads-up. As @egreg's answer to your question says, you're describing the behavior of biber (and biblatex), not bibtex. I can't say anything about either one. But the behavior you describe in your question and self-answer (especially the disappearance of italics with \emph{\relax Hello}) rather sounds like a bug to me. If someone more familiar with biber can clarify the situation, I'll add a note to this answer.
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revised How could one change the catcodes inside the definition of an environment?
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comment How could one change the catcodes inside the definition of an environment?
Rats. I had my doubts about using \global with \newenvironment, I should have checked before going offline... but I was busy IRL. I wouldn't quite say it's "completely wrong", though: The main point (in intent at least) is that the catcodes need to be active for both definition and use.
Nov
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answered How could one change the catcodes inside the definition of an environment?
Oct
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comment Beamer allowframebreaks default option
Has this stopped working (texlive 2013), or is it just me? I redefine exactly as you say, and get "Extra }, or forgotten \endgroup" as soon as it reaches the first frame. If it's just me I'll investigate further...
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answered Mimicking LaTeX's “table of contents” functionality
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answered formatting certain texts in \fancyvrb environments automatically
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