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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.


Apr
3
comment \pounds produces £, but Adobe Reader needs to search for $
This is not so much a bug as a caveat inherited due to historical reasons. There is a rather good explanation on wikibook about this (en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Fonts#Font_encoding). Basically, originally, LaTeX output was mostly postscript and the original encoding (OT1) was created so the output looked correct. The pdf format only came out later and with it new requirements. the encguide.pdf in your distro should also give you a more in depth idea of the concept of font encoding.
Apr
2
comment \pounds produces £, but Adobe Reader needs to search for $
@IanThompson I deleted my answer and pointed out to the duplicate since the problem and the answer are pretty much the same. the font is different, but the underlying problem is identical.
Jan
14
comment Is the filename of an image preserved in the final PDF?
@Christian I was not really implying that you would keep comments in the metadata but rather that the software you use to create the image may indeed put the filename or other information in there without you knowing
Jan
14
comment Is the filename of an image preserved in the final PDF?
in addition to that, when using pdftex or luatex, raster files such as .jpg org .png do not seem to be included with there filenames however I have only tried with files without metadata, I haven't tried with files with exif or other type of metadata.
Jan
6
comment Inconsolata missing after MiKTeX update
@krlmlr you should not have to resort to this when loading the package as an up to date version will offer both zi4.sty and inconsolata.sty. This was done back mid 2013 after a few complaints I think. As I reported in my answer, the package maintainer says that the old and new package have incompatibilities but I do not have a list of them. there are definitely new options in the new package but I don't know if options from the old one have different meaning in the new one.
Dec
29
comment Problem with \hfill and hyphenation
alternatively to @egreg's link, you can try to reduce the occurrences of hyphenation by using the microtype package. In your mwe it works.
Dec
21
comment LaTeX class for europass cv (2013 template)
I have been looking at that myself and started work on a new europecv package with the new template but real work got in the way. I have made the new icons into a font and was looking at either reworking the current package or using moderncv as a staring point. The problem with the current europecv package is the lack of straight forward support for things like xelatex/lualatex/biblatex... Other things I would like to correct is fact that the current package does not use the standard sectioning method. So yeah work in progress from my part and maybe someone else will beat me to it
Dec
10
comment Is there a disadvantage to using natbib=true with biblatex?
as far as I know, the natbib option with biblatex only provides the commands from natbib, the actual processing is done by biblatex and is not influenced by the option.
Dec
5
comment Serious problems with tabularx table layout
your code doesn't compile for several reasons however you are not saying it doesn't so I am not entirely sure what your problem actually is. for information, with the code provided: you are trying to use tabularx but are loading the tabu package; you are using toprule/(c)midrule/bottomrule without loading the booktabs package.
Nov
26
comment The - (dash) disappears in document url
It might also help to know which pdf viewer you are using.
Nov
13
comment Bundle PDF+LaTeX source and open with Preview
There is a package that was released on ctan last month (embedall) that could provide an acceptable solution to your problem. I haven't tried it myself but was very interested to see it.
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 \%.
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
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.]
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
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
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
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.