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Jun
6
comment The inputenc package slows down LaTeX compilation
Maybe the system is trying to auto-generate some files in the background (and failing, so it has to retry at each compilation)?
Jun
3
comment How to make “callouts” or “standout blurbs” among a larger body of text?
With LaTeX this is going to be very hard, as it is really tricky to combine TeX's mechanism for "run around text" (\parshape) with the positioning of the elements to be run around on the page. I've written a commercial package which can do this, so it's possible with TeX. For LaTeX probably the flowfram package is the nearest you can get.
Jun
2
comment FR: Staplers corner
Just for completeness I'll state that this kind of trick is easy with DocScape, so it's possible to do with \parshape. But DocScape has a totally different base model of "output processing" than LaTeX.
Jun
2
comment FR: Staplers corner
The biggest obstacle is that at the time you know what text will be at the upper left corner of the page, you're in the totally wrong place (in time) of the typesetting process defined by LaTeX: All paragraphs are already formatted and boxed. So there is nothing you can do with \parshape at that point in time.
May
31
comment Problem with Latin Modern in HTML
I don't see anything uncommon. Do I have to have the fonts installed on my system?
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
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