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TeX enthusiast since almost 25 years and making a living from it since almost 10.

Member of DANTE, the german user group, I organised their user meeting in dortmund in '99.

I'm the author of the hopefully-long-forgotten TeXPower package and a commercial data based publishing system named DocScape which can do wondrous things ;-)

email: Stephan.Lehmke@QuinScape.de


May
28
comment Not wanted space before marginpar
@eniem This might be possible, but I advise strongly against it. In all typography, the base line (i.e. the line on which the letters "stand"; the red line in your image) is the point of vertical alignment. So the correct alignment looks like the image by Harish.
May
28
comment Not wanted space before marginpar
Try \leavevmode before the \color command.
May
28
comment How can I break a macro / how to realize a switch or array-structure
As for splitting up, using the internal hash will be efficient for millions of entries; see this question.
May
28
comment How can I break a macro / how to realize a switch or array-structure
@musicman No problem, just define the commands with \expandafter\newcommand\csname foo@branch@abc123(bar);baz\endcsname{expansion text}
May
28
comment How can I break a macro / how to realize a switch or array-structure
Another alternative is an "associative jump array" using \csname foo@branch@#1\endcsname where the command \foo@branch@gievemea contains the code for this value. This will use the internal hash which is really efficient. You can guard this with \ifcsname and make it more robust with \detokenize.
May
28
comment Will TeXLive 2014 be 64 bit?
@ChristianHupfer I think there is a limitation on how large the memory consumption of a TeX process can get. At least we get pdftex processes exceeding 1GB and I think these run only on 64bit systems. Also IIRC there is a limitation on how large included PDF files can get.
May
25
comment How can I call a macro within \tldatelabelcventry
@Trefex I didn't notice... Whoa, the . is indeed hardcoded in \cventry, so it must be removed with a patch. See edit.
May
25
revised How can I call a macro within \tldatelabelcventry
added patch for double dot
May
25
answered How can I call a macro within \tldatelabelcventry
May
25
comment How can I call a macro within \tldatelabelcventry
@Trefex Great, much better. Just one more question (I don't know anything about the packages you're using): Do you really need only the year? \usebibmacro{date+extrayear} sounds like it would produce a formatted date.
May
24
comment How can I call a macro within \tldatelabelcventry
Maybe you should make it more clear when this does and doesn't run for you. If I replace \cvline{\usebibmacro{date+extrayear}}{% by \tldatelabelcventry{2006}{% then I get errors and no dvi file.
May
24
comment Why is TeX/LaTeX-“programming” so different from other languages in terms of syntax?
I find that the code golf site is a pretty good eye-opener what "other languages" really means and personally, I dont't even find half of them easier to read than TeX (at least when it's not written by @DavidCarlisle).
May
24
comment Should tcolorbox enforce inner boxes to be unbreakable?
Above you said that the breakable inner boxes could work under yery controlled circumstances. Maybe you could add a check for things which would break? Like, if \par would lead to problems, you could redefine \par to give an error message inside an inner breakable box. In that case, in some sense the "very controlled circumstances" could be enforced.
May
24
revised Can I make an “abbreviation expansion” in PDF visible?
explained my decision in favor of \pdftooltip
May
23
awarded  Good Answer
May
22
comment complicated form
Welcome to TeX.SX! Please make your code compilable. Also, add a real question.
May
22
comment Sankey Diagram not rendering proper
Looks really cool though.
May
21
revised Issue with custom styles
edited tags
May
21
comment Issue with custom styles
If you copy the relevant part of your log into the question, one can analyse it in an answer.
May
21
comment Issue with custom styles
Here's the culprit: ! Undefined control sequence. \@makeschapterhead ...s \sei@adjustchapterspacing #1\par \nobreak \vskip 40\... l.97 \tableofcontents The missing command is \sei@adjustchapterspacing, not \tableofcontents. Reading TeX error messages is tricky; apparently TeXstudio doesn't cope.