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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
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
Feb
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
17
awarded  Enlightened
Feb
17
comment Activating fi and fl ligatures with fontspec for Berling font
Also do not use inputenc with lualatex/xelatex. These 2 already assume you use UTF-8 in your source.
Feb
17
comment maths nested superscripts and subscripts displayed incorrectly inline
@HendrikVogt Thanks for still looking into this. That indeed look very promising. I'll test it out in my code and will report back.
Feb
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
8
comment A ligature for she/he
One can also use the undetermined "one" in one's text. However one might feel that one's prose has become rather pompous.
Jan
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
24
revised How to tell people why packages become deprecated and shouldn't be used anymore?
added 3 characters in body
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
added 28 characters in body
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