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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 Tables: from Word to LaTeX
You can save from Word in many formats - e.g. html, rtf, ... perhaps one of these is easier to transform to TeX, perhaps with pandoc (johnmacfarlane.net/pandoc)
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comment splitting middle equation of 2 rows
The first of these solutions, and @Thruston 's eblow, use the alignment to clarify the semantics of the expansion. Some such solution is best for your readers.
Apr
21
comment Cross referencing between chapters of a thesis
You might not want to hard code the 2.1 in \label{fig:2.1 Random Forest} since the figure number can change if you move things around. Use your label to describe the figure, not its placement.
Apr
21
comment How to add a line break in math mode but number the whole as one formula?
@Sigur Using equation* in one of the two places will handle that.
Apr
21
comment QED - as three letters - to the right of a display equation
\text{QED} after the equation should work. To do it often, try \renewcommand{\qed}{\text{QED}}`, then use \qed.
Apr
17
comment Centering of image does not work
Please post a complete MWE ("minimal working example" - the smallest compilable document that shows the problem, with just the packages you need for the example). That will make it easier for someone here to help you.
Apr
15
comment a beginner trying out beamer, can't get it to itemize
I see this error message: ! LaTeX Error: Missing \begin{document}.
Apr
11
comment Manual bibliography
@user25465 The best way to say thanks is to accept the answer and upvote it. If you expect to be back to SE often, pick a username that identifies you a little more personally.
Apr
11
comment producing embossed tactile graphics with Tikz for a student who is blind
I wish I could upvote more than once. I know it's your job to do this well - I wish everyone were as good and as dedicated to his or her job. All this with just a few weeks of LaTeX!
Apr
7
revised How can I make this equation fit on a single line?
pasted the _correct_ code - surprised no one noticed the previous version
Apr
6
revised How can I make this equation fit on a single line?
small edit
Apr
6
revised How can I make this equation fit on a single line?
corrected the algebra
Apr
6
answered How can I make this equation fit on a single line?
Apr
4
answered Centering a matrix in a figure?
Apr
4
comment Combine two `align` in one
I see what you're asking for - but why? Might your equations be easier to read if they were in three lines with the first equal signs aligned? Then the reader could easily compare the expressions for the functions m_1.
Apr
3
reviewed Close Mathematical Symbols in Figure
Apr
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
1
comment Acronym wrapped at end of page causes page number and header of next page to have same hyperlink
Possibly related: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/148411/…
Apr
1
revised Writing source code in LaTeX as text
edited code so it's compilable
Mar
31
comment How to automatically (semi, if not fully) convert two-column LaTeX paper into MS-Word
There really is no good way. You could deal with the two column issue by recompiling the TeX in single column (unless all you have is the pdf). Searching this site for "convert tex to word" will lead you to some useful information.