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Learnt LaTeX while in placement in my third year in 1999 when my assignment was to work on a massive code but was only given an laptop to do it, so had to find something to do during the long hours the thing took to compile, and solitaire doesn't remain fun for that long. I haven't look back since. Now a researcher at the University of Bristol. All my outputs are in LaTeX from papers to presentations to posters.


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comment Centering in tabularx and X columns
@ankhi probably because it is spelt \raggedright! However, a solution to this question (and this really should be a separate question rather than a comment to a vaguely related one), is given in this answer which uses the same package as suggested by herbert below
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reviewed Close Problems with two sided print in Latex
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comment XeLaTeX hang when using specific math symbols
Can you please provide a mwe as having just tried the most simple case, I cannot reproduce your problem.
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reviewed Close Texstudio on Mac, cannot view multiple pdf
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reviewed Close tikz-uml Warning underfull hbox
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reviewed Close IEEEtran not working
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reviewed Reopen Vertically align individual cells in a table
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comment \pounds produces £, but Adobe Reader needs to search for $
This is not so much a bug as a caveat inherited due to historical reasons. There is a rather good explanation on wikibook about this (en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Fonts#Font_encoding). Basically, originally, LaTeX output was mostly postscript and the original encoding (OT1) was created so the output looked correct. The pdf format only came out later and with it new requirements. the encguide.pdf in your distro should also give you a more in depth idea of the concept of font encoding.
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reviewed Close Simple newline in equation
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comment \pounds produces £, but Adobe Reader needs to search for $
@IanThompson I deleted my answer and pointed out to the duplicate since the problem and the answer are pretty much the same. the font is different, but the underlying problem is identical.
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answered \pounds produces £, but Adobe Reader needs to search for $