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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.


Mar
18
revised How do I make sure images are CMYK?
Added information on how to use external ICC profile with imagemagick
Mar
17
comment How do I make sure images are CMYK?
reading a bit more on the subject, if you have on your computer ICC profile files, you can feed these to imagemagick. On my linux machine I found some with Ghostscript but since you have photoshop, you will also have some with that. look for *CMYK.icc. Then use convert the following way: convert image-rgb.jpg -profile "\path\to\CMYK.icc" image-cmyk.jpg. I have found that using the default_cmyk.iccfrom ghostscript gave much better results than the -colorspace version. PhotoShop should come with a Default CMYK.icc which under windows should be in Windows\system32\spool\drivers\color
Mar
17
comment How do I make sure images are CMYK?
colorspace conversion isn't an exact things and each software package has it own algorithm for it (Adobe has a big section on conversion algorithm in the postscript docs, but black component extraction is left out. Colorspace converstion is also dependent on the colour profile of the target. Photoshop allows to calibrate all your outputs (screens, printers, papers, sources). Although I believe IM will allow you to specify colour profiles, it will probably be quite a hit and miss adventure. Moreover your screen works in RGB so the document is converted again before being displayed.
Mar
16
comment longtabu and floats: wrong table breaks on pages with floats
What do you mean by "the last table is broken the wrong way"? by compiling your mwe with pdflatex I get 3 rows on page 2. What are you getting and what would you expect?
Mar
16
comment How do I make sure images are CMYK?
To keep the quality of png images you can always convert them to pdf. (this would just be a format change, not a vectorisation of the image) with convert image-rgb.png -colorspace CMYK image-cmyk.pdf. I do not know what compression algorithm the resulting image has but it does not have the usual JPG compression artefacts and the file size is fairly similar to the original, and it is definitely in the CMYK colorspace.
Mar
15
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Mar
15
comment Error “Please insert PRERENDERUNICODE”
oh so it is. I haven't used utf8x for so long that I can't tend to forget what the issues are.
Mar
15
answered Error “Please insert PRERENDERUNICODE”
Mar
15
revised How do I make sure images are CMYK?
added 309 characters in body
Mar
15
comment How do I make sure images are CMYK?
@Daniel The reason I hadn't included the imagemagick sample command line was that I felt it was beyond the scope of this forum. But I have now included it.
Mar
15
revised How do I make sure images are CMYK?
added sample imagemagick convertion command line
Mar
15
answered How do I make sure images are CMYK?
Mar
14
revised How to represent cross and tick in itemize bullets?
removed enumitem as not necessary
Mar
14
comment How to represent cross and tick in itemize bullets?
Hmm no actually you don't, somehow I mistakenly assumed that specifying the label after the item definition was an enumitem thing, but it is not. Thanks, answer updated.
Mar
14
answered Open \part in PDF table of contents automatically
Mar
14
answered How to represent cross and tick in itemize bullets?
Mar
11
comment Specifying eulervm as mathfont in fontspec
the option is also Scale=MatchLowercase which you would specify as \setmathfont[Scale=MatchLowercase]{Neo Euler}
Mar
10
comment How to specify an arbitrary (possibly non-integer) font size in LaTeX
if using the CM fonts, the fix-cm package fixes these scaling issues.
Mar
10
comment Removing the quotations marks from the bibliography using harvard style (agsm)
could you post the bibtex source for that line, it would help see what is going on.
Mar
9
comment PDF bookmark going to the bottom of the previous page in case when caption header is on the top of a page
@egreg I have also encountered this issue with the article and the KOMA scrartcl classes