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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.


Nov
8
comment Table width and Header
Also note that the any text after a % character is considered a comment and not parsed. you should replace the instances of % with the escaped version \%.
Nov
5
revised how to compile bbl file in command prompt
fixed typos in title
Oct
28
comment Table way out of margin
have you tried the solutions from these questions: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/71419/how-to-fit-a-wide-table or tex.stackexchange.com/questions/16582/…
Oct
28
revised Table way out of margin
not related to longtable. here, the table is wide.
Oct
28
revised Table way out of margin
formatted code properly
Oct
24
awarded  Pundit
Oct
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
18
comment Dialect of the `[1.]` suffix in `\begin{enumerate}[1.]`?
@daleif I had forgotten about that option! nice one.
Oct
18
comment Dialect of the `[1.]` suffix in `\begin{enumerate}[1.]`?
alternatively you can load the enumitem package and use [label=\arabic*.] instead of [1.]
Sep
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
2
reviewed Approve suggested edit on how to include subfigures in list of figures or sub tables in the list of tables
Aug
30
comment pdflatex without ghostscript to preserve transparency of included pdfs
Well, it may indeed switch transparency on, but it does it in such a way that display gets rather messed up on pages with transparency elements (font become heavier and look not anti aliases. Adding the \pdfpageattr line make the document uniform. I suspect the default is to change the transparency setting on a page to page basis which for some reasons adobe reader cannot render properly. As for the advice to increase the pdf version, I was only doing that to match the highest version of the included elements. The other solution would be in reduce the pdf version of the image at creation.
Aug
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
23
comment pdflatex without ghostscript to preserve transparency of included pdfs
@mangledorf Having tested your code on mac I can indeed see the same thing. however, it is not the transparency which is not working for me but only the gradient. (the light blue square is indeed transparent can one can see the text through it.) can you confirm that this is the case for you?
Aug
23
answered pdflatex without ghostscript to preserve transparency of included pdfs
Aug
18
revised Use different titles for moderncv resume and cover letter
added 1156 characters in body
Aug
18
answered Use different titles for moderncv resume and cover letter
Aug
18
comment Decrease length of underscore character in normal text (gender_gap)
It seems to be specific with the font use. the standard LaTeX fonts (computer modern or the more recent Latin modern) seem to have a very long underscore character. Using other fonts (e.g., \usepackage{times} or \usepackage{palatino}) give completely different results, probably much closer to what you would expect.
Aug
18
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Aug
6
comment Listing code going out of page
minted doesn't wrap long lines unlike listings, see tex.stackexchange.com/questions/23663/…, for sparql highlighting, see tex.stackexchange.com/questions/14927/…