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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
22
answered What encoding and line-feeds should I use in my TeX files to ensure portability?
Mar
22
comment Whole page table with tabularx
I think the original question specifically says that \linewidth is not an option as it keeps the table within the margins. I think the question is to get the table from edge to edge of the page ignoring margins.
Mar
22
comment License of the Minion Pro fonts that came with Adobe Reader
Although I agree with the first part of your answer, that you are allowed to use the font, you second paragraph is I think wrong. It states clearly in 3.3 Distribution. This license does not grant you the right to sublicense or distribute the Software. Even if you can use the font for your documents, you cannot distribute them with the font embedded in them.
Mar
21
comment Linux Biolinum O messes up moderncv Package
Weird, your mwe looks fine for me with either Biolinum or Libertine.
Mar
20
suggested rejected edit on LaTeX Error: Illegal character in array arg using apsrtable in R
Mar
18
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
18
awarded  Nice Answer
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
awarded  Commentator
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