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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.


Jan
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
24
revised How to tell people why packages become deprecated and shouldn't be used anymore?
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Jan
24
answered How to tell people why packages become deprecated and shouldn't be used anymore?
Jan
23
comment Is there any harm using hyperref for a document destined for printing?
A clarification regarding my comments on 3rd party pdf viewers. my experience may have been slightly out dated as it seems recent versions of okular at least respect the pdf specifications in that regard. This may still be an issue with some packages, but it seems that the faulty behaviour has started to disappear.
Jan
21
comment Extract a graphic from the pdf document
a non-TeX solution is also to open the page with the graphic with a vector graphics editor such as inkscape. you can then cut and paste the graphics into another inkscape document and export that as pdf. Be careful that if the graphic in question has text in it, you should have the font installed on your system for them to display properly. I have done that numerous times to get vector version of funders logo for project reports or presentations.
Jan
18
comment XeTeX and Fedora: can't use OTF fonts
@Joseph The problem with this is that it is not a really portable solution. If like me you work of different computers with different OS (but with TeXlive on them) or if you collaborate on documents with other people, insisting that things are installed system wide may not be practical. It is however a solution and one that I did not exclude, I simply stated that for me the easiest solution was to load the libertine package, which sorts every thing out for you.
Jan
18
revised XeTeX and Fedora: can't use OTF fonts
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Jan
18
comment XeTeX and Fedora: can't use OTF fonts
@Silex I must admit I am losing track with these:-) it used to be libertine, then they split it into libertine and libertineotf, and now you are telling me they have merged again?? Or am I getting it wrong?
Jan
18
comment XeTeX and Fedora: can't use OTF fonts
fontconfig would not see it and the libertineotf package would not be using it either. When you say that it is the libertineotf package, what do you mean? are you actually loading it in your tex file is \usepackage{libertineoft}. At the point an MWE would be highly advantageous as we abviously do not have all the information.
Jan
18
answered XeTeX and Fedora: can't use OTF fonts
Jan
17
comment Watermark with LstListing
I would aslo advise to add the line \pdfpageattr {/Group << /S /Transparency /I true /CS /DeviceRGB>>} before your \documentclass{} as otherwise adobe reader will not display pages with transparency properly (very ragged fonts with no anti-aliasing)
Jan
17
comment Is there any harm using hyperref for a document destined for printing?
some third party pdf viewer tend to not behave properly with pdf documents that have thing for display and different things to printing. the most common example is the box around links: adobe reader will not print them while it will display then on screen, however packages such as linux viewer of the type of okular will print them. I suspect it is due to the underlying pango library not supporting these elements yet, but it is an issue.
Jan
16
comment maths nested superscripts and subscripts displayed incorrectly inline
thanks for the comment, however in the example I have, subdepth doesn't have much effect. when compiling using pdfLaTeX only the subscript of the first one gets raised but the superscripts are still not aligned. And when compiled with LuaLaTeX, it has no effect whatsoever.
Jan
15
answered Comment out sections of text in bib file
Jan
11
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
10
comment itemize, removing natural indent
You might want to have a look at this question from stackoverflow (which really should have been moved here) stackoverflow.com/questions/4968557/latex-very-compact-itemize
Jan
8
answered Drawing a circuit structure in LaTeX
Jan
7
comment When to use the xcolor package instead of the color package?
I would have one caveat regarding mathtools. it throughs our warning when using unicode-math. I sure one can get rid of these but haven't worked at how yet.
Jan
6
comment maths nested superscripts and subscripts displayed incorrectly inline
Thanks @Hendrik. Well identifying where the problem comes from is close enough. I have tried both potential solutions and for me only the second one has any effect, but only when using pdflatex, lualatex gives no changes in behaviour. what I see with the second solution is that the subscript is higher and stays there whereas the superscript moves up in my second case.
Jan
5
accepted maths nested superscripts and subscripts displayed incorrectly inline