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Working on several mss calling for increasing TeX sophistication - so learning ...

I tend to try to answer my own questions myself (often with ugly hacks!) so don't ask many here. As an answerer I'm better at do-it-outside-TeX and at helping newbies with easy questions than at competing with the wizards. I've used but never written a macro that needed \makeatletter.


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comment Highlight anything in LaTeX article
Upvoting the question to reward the OP for his participation in the useful comment dialog, ending with his endorsement of @cfr 's analysis.
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comment Xparse macro not working when \obeylines is in effect
Please edit the title and tags of your question since you know now that xparse isn't part of the problem. That will help other stackexchange visitors.
2d
comment Xparse macro not working when \obeylines is in effect
+1 for the effort you expended to help the OP.
Aug
17
comment “Smart commenting” in LaTeX
You might be able to approximate what you want using the answers package to write the proofs next to the theorems with but have them appear at the end of the document. A hyperref link would take you from the theorem to the proof. I have done this with hints for exercises.
Aug
16
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Magnified subfigures with scalebar
Aug
14
comment What is the best way to automatically replace $$ … $$ by \[ … \] in multiple files?
Consider doing the replacements one file at a time - when you open the file to make other changes. Your full document will still compile all the time, and you'll spread out the nuisance overhead of the update. You could use search/replace in your editor, or an easy awk program - be sure to back up the original first.
Aug
9
revised Defining a reusable string from within an environment
added tag
Aug
7
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Aug
7
comment Tex file with warning “underfull \hbox” produces a weird square sign
I wonder why Description appears in the output when the input line is % Description. We do need a complete compilable document ...
Aug
6
comment Is there any analog to #pragma once in (La)TeX?
You could use a flag, and wrap the \input command to test first.
Aug
6
comment How to clean unused files?
You can search the tex source for the \includegraphics lines. That will give you a list of used figures.
Aug
2
comment Multiple pdf outputs with template
You can answer your own question here, and accept your answer, so people will know they need not spend any more time on it.
Aug
2
comment Multiple pdf outputs with template
It sounds as if templ.tex inputs the other files. I'd expected the other way - that the other files would each include the template. Please post a minimal version of your template, and a minimal version of two of the Sn-m.tex files.
Aug
2
comment Multiple pdf outputs with template
I assume your Sn-m.tex files each \input your templ.tex . If not, how is it used?
Aug
1
comment Create spreadsheet corresponding to \item's
If you want Excel just write csv format to the output file in this answer.
Jul
31
comment Hide content of tabular environment
For a quick and dirty solution the awk script answering tex.stackexchange.com/questions/91188/… might do. Modify it to print everything but the tabulars and compile the output TeX file.
Jul
30
comment Should I emphasize the hyphen, here?
@SeanAllred I agree that it's off topic - but it's a nice question with a nice accepted answer.
Jul
27
revised Solid of revolution about arbitrary axis
edited title
Jul
27
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Jul
27
revised copy and reuse the content of an environment
added tag, edited title