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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
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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
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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
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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/…
Aug
1
comment Copy oldstyle numbers from pdf (Minion Pro)
I have also noticed this with the libertine fonts. It's behaviour is new from texlive 2013, and is also observable with small caps and other stylistic features. It also seems to be a font spec issue rather then lualatex as ex latex behaves the same way.
Jul
23
comment Reference entire title of a Theorem, not just its number
Have you had a look at the cleveref package? this should solve your problem.
Jul
18
comment mdframed missing half the frame
@HCAI the appear/disappear thing sounds like you are using Adobe reader. if this is the case, try unset the "Enhance thin lines" option in the "Page Display" category of the Preferences.
Jul
11
revised How do I achieve this chapter optic?
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Jul
2
revised Inconsolata missing after MiKTeX update
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Jul
2
comment How to type mdash in bibtex
doesn't the standard LaTeX way work? ---
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.