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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 Append verbatim material to a file
Does this help? tex.stackexchange.com/questions/37792/…
2d
comment links to theorem-environments take me to first page
This comment is about writing style, not the problem you pose. A label like \label{ex3_5_1} may confuse you (the author) when you move remarks around or add or delete some. You may find it easier to revise your document if you choose labels like \label{rem:broken-link} with semantic significance (for you).
Dec
24
comment How to avoid the compilation of some of my newcommands in latex
If you want to implement (2) yourself, wrap the body of rep in a toggle from the etoolbox package.
Dec
22
revised Stretch line to \textwidth without starting a new line
fixed typo in title to make searches more accurate
Dec
22
comment Create xkcd style diagram in TeX
related: stackoverflow.com/questions/12675147/how-can-we-make-xkcd-style-graphs-in-r
Dec
22
comment How to typeset an open circle with a dot inside, on an Internet forum?
I wish I could upvote twice, once for the answer and once for the dialogue with the OP.
Dec
20
comment Shuffling questions in exam
az, 3az and - az should be $az$, $3az$ and $- az$. There are other places with the same formatting problem.
Dec
3
comment Looking for a certain math symbol
@danzibr It's not 6*200 degrees - 4 * 50 degrees. It's subtracting one vector from another. The first has length 6 and leaves the origin at a 200 degree angle.
Dec
3
comment Lightning bolt in tikz?
Does this help (with @tohecz comment)? tex.stackexchange.com/questions/198462/…
Nov
30
comment Code for pin icon on a map
@Harry +1 for your promise below to contribute here in time.
Nov
28
comment Formatting matrices with vector elements along column headings?
Check out kbordermatrix - the bordermatrix tag should help.
Nov
28
revised Formatting matrices with vector elements along column headings?
fixed spelling, added tag
Nov
20
comment Embedding LaTex code in pdf
This may help - it's not quite clear to me just what you want. tex.stackexchange.com/questions/167714/…
Nov
14
comment Combining LaTeX files with different formatting
The combine package might help: tug.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/combine/combine.pdf
Nov
11
comment How can I put the title/my name in the middle of my page?
What's your document class? Look up \maketitle, perhaps here: en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Title_Creation
Nov
9
comment Cross-reference two numbered environments
You could post your solution as an answer to your question. That will help others who come here in the future.
Nov
9
reviewed No Action Needed Using whole page with minipages
Nov
7
comment Cross-reference two numbered environments
The nice answers so far address your question, but they don't address one you didn't ask and might want to consider. I have found it very convenient to write the solutions right where the problems appear in the text, then make them appear at the end (or in another document). The answers package (and others) make this possible. You should be able to get the numbering and linking to work with its structure.
Nov
6
comment Using a RegEx to escape LaTeX special characters
Sounds like a job for a script (python, perl, sed, awk ...). You probably shouldn't call your before and after files header.tex and footer.tex since those are technical layout objects. How about before.tex and after.tex?
Nov
4
comment Environment which sends text conditionally to an appendix?
I'm pretty sure this can be done with a layer on top of constructions using the answers package. If no one else provides a solution I may work on one tomorrow.