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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.


Jul
2
comment Inconsolata missing after MiKTeX update
I actually think this should have been handled in a much better way that would not break things. And dropping support for things like LuaLaTeX/XeLaTeX is major regression. I'm not sure why support had to be dropped instead of simply keeping the old functionality working. The maintainer gave me a link to an otf version of zi4 but this doesn't stop the fact that functionality has been broken.
Jul
2
answered Inconsolata missing after MiKTeX update
Jul
2
comment adding location field on biblatex entry
although the answer is for bibtex, in this case it is also valid for biblatex. In biblatex location and address are the same and venue is used to refer to the location of the event.
Jun
20
comment Is LaTeX nowadays still that superior to Word?
Also ignoring the history of MS Word is misleading, as most of us will have chosen to use LaTeX for historical reason, a newer version may well have caught up it LaTeX, but by that point for the user it is too late as he or she will have a collection of templates and solutions making moving back to Word too much effort. And since LaTeX is not static either, one ends up using LaTeX for more and more things. Once the tool has become part of the workflow, it will be difficult to make a user migrate to a new tool (this is valid in either direction: Word to LaTeX or LaTeX to Word).
Jun
20
comment Is LaTeX nowadays still that superior to Word?
The problem is that you are not comparing two similar products with similar goals here. MS Word is a word processor and editor, whereas LaTeX is a typesetting engine. One doesn't use LaTeX to write a document, this is done with a text editor, albeit one that can integrate the LaTeX engine to display the final output, but not necessarily. Asking what are the strength and weaknesses of either packages is, as I have mentioned earlier, a question of preference. Users have different things they care about.
Jun
20
comment Is LaTeX nowadays still that superior to Word?
One thing I would ask is why are you trying to move to LaTeX if you are happy with MS Word. These packages (and others such as libre/open-office, calligra, apple iWork,...) are tools to help you do a task. Moving from one to another for no reason makes no sense. Each of these tools have good and bad points depending on you point of view and each of us here will have different ideas of what these are. Most of us use LaTeX because we, at some point or another found that is solved a problem in a much easier way than other solutions. In the end it is a question of preferences.
Jun
6
comment listings: Copy to clipboard feature?
Another way of doing it is using the attachfile package. in that case the user would be able to save the source to file as opposed to copy it to the clipboard. Note that the text to be attached has to come from a separate file though.
Jun
5
comment listings: Copy to clipboard feature?
What I have done in the past is to make the line numbers not selectable in pdf, so that you can select/cut/paste the code only. if this is an acceptable solution I can provide an answer
May
22
comment KOMA-Script and subcaption: wrong counting
I am not able to reproduce the error on either settings. which version are you using?
May
18
comment Include 6 pages of a pdf with document's header and section title
Does this question help?
May
11
comment Templates for NOT math-based books?
+1 for the mention of selnolig
Apr
29
comment TeXcount and biblatex
What I meant was that the appearance in the text of the reference changes with the style, which I think is not in the bbl or the source and only generated at compile time. I am not sure how texcount takes that into account if at all, but would assume it does not.
Apr
29
awarded  Altruist
Apr
29
comment TeXcount and biblatex
Thanks for the detailed explanation on the issues. Although it doesn't provide a solution, I am awarding you the bounty. I guess the discussion should probably go into a package that would calculate the word count at compile time, since as you mention it, counting at the pre-compiled source level is not accurate (this is also the case I think with bibtex depending on the bibliography style (numbered or author-year). The problem I can foresee with the package solution is that it would be very easy to run out of memory with large document.
Apr
23
awarded  Investor
Mar
17
comment License of the Minion Pro fonts that came with Adobe Reader
@NauC No the link you provided only refers to the fonts made available through the adobe fonts. The fonts that come with other Adobe software will follow the license of said software. In the case of Adobe Reader, it is adobe.com/products/eulas/reader/x/eula_en_gb.html
Mar
13
revised How to wrap text in line by adding spaces
Added relevant tags
Mar
5
awarded  Yearling
Feb
26
comment Do you use TeX for writing your thesis or only for its composition?
+1 for the "check with your adviser" part. Unfortunately, some people will insist that they receive a word document. If this is the case, you may want to reach a compromise such as the one described in the answer to this question
Feb
26
awarded  Enlightened