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I'm a retired college math teacher. I use Mathematica since version 2.2 and begun TeX with emTeX about 1990. Other languages I use are C, Perl, bash ...


Oct
28
comment Installing AUCTeX on Windows from package-install
You should add the lines (load "auctex.e" nil t t) and (load "preview-latex.el" nil t t) in your .emacs (I think in windows the initialization has another name)
Aug
5
comment replace folder separation char for index
Shoudn't you escape the ! (usually with "!)
Aug
5
comment Why don't \pscircle and \psellipse lift the pen before drawing their shapes?
Thank you for the unexpected bounty!
Jul
24
comment Trouble changing font size in figure legends
@egreg Oh I see, sorry for the misundertanding!
Jul
24
comment Trouble changing font size in figure legends
@egreg You can change the font for "Figure 1" and "This is an ..." individually, eg. setting \textCapTitFont to {{footnotesize#1} and \Captionfont` to \Large. Or am I still missing something?
Jul
24
comment Trouble changing font size in figure legends
@egreg It seems I missed something. But the fontsize in caption is changed to \small. The setting of \sffamily can be omitted.
Jul
21
comment Automatically capitalize macro output if used after a period
That's really nice, it fails, if \frenchspacing is set though. With nonfrenchspacing set before ifnum it seems to work with frenchspacing too.
Jul
20
comment How to use modernCV for creating resume in Mac OS X 10.6?
I you have MacTeX, then moderncv should be installed.
Jul
14
comment Minted working from terminal but not Texpad
Using Emacs+AucTeX your last MWE works for me (on Mac OS X). But the unicode-"π" in the title makes trouble. Deleting it, or compiling with luaLaTeX works though.
Jul
3
comment Centering does not appear to work in table
Thank you, @Ulrike and Herbert. Should I edit my answer?
Jul
3
comment Centering does not appear to work in table
Thank you, @Herbert \linebreak centers better. But why is the difference? I edited my answer
Jun
26
comment How do I insert names into birthday invitations automatically?
@R.Schumacher I use the way of may edited answer. Each begin{letter} starts a new page, though no \clearpage is needed.
Jun
18
comment How to change default compiler?
@AlanMunn No, I have a usual MacTeX, which is TeXLive with TeXShop added. My Emacs is also not from MacPorts.
Jun
17
comment Left-aligned text inside an equation
This is a really nice improvement of my solution (+1). I found the the starred version needs a tag even an empty one like \tag*{\null} to work, but couldn't find how to apply it automatically.
Jun
8
comment Why aren't my psfrag substitutions occurring?
It seems, that \psfragfig doesn't work properly. It works, when used as in my added example
Jun
8
comment Why aren't my psfrag substitutions occurring?
@raxacoricofallapatorius This is often needed, even when translating with lualatex. I think it's harmless when you compile your own code. But when you compile foreign code then it might be that something could be executed you didn't want.
Jun
6
comment Memory limit reached - Precompile .tikz plots - How to output pdf with papersize near to image
@Jake the microtype beta on tlcontrib works fine with lualatex.
Jun
2
comment How to hide the table of content's heading?
@egreg Thank you for this information, didn't know that.
May
25
comment How to create a paragraph header centered and with '(a)' label
To get points after the subparagraph numbers just define: \renewcommand\thesubparagraph{\arabic{subparagraph}.}. For a point after Lysimeters add one.
May
16
comment \textbeta and \textmu defined in the beamer class
maybe you want to use \providecommand which does nothing, if the command already exist and does a \newcommand otherwise.