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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
8
comment Arrow-shaped text boxes (for use in ipe vector graphics editor)?
@SergeStroobandt I see you have already acted on what I was going to suggest: As everything posted here is published under CC license, you're free to contribute the code yourself (which I hereby explicitly give permission to :-)
May
8
revised Arrow-shaped text boxes (for use in ipe vector graphics editor)?
added \strut example
May
8
comment Arrow-shaped text boxes (for use in ipe vector graphics editor)?
@SergeStroobandt To me it looks a bit flimsy to make a separate package. You'll probably be the only user anyway, because it's useful exactly for the one case you're having. So at least one other person should ask for it ;-)
May
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Arrow-shaped text boxes (for use in ipe vector graphics editor)?
May
8
comment Arrow-shaped text boxes (for use in ipe vector graphics editor)?
@SergeStroobandt I have edited the code to remove the glitches. However, I think from a LaTeX consistency perspective it's really better to be as near to \fbox as possible. I don't understand your spacing argument. The space above "f" and below "g" are equal, aren't they?
May
8
revised Arrow-shaped text boxes (for use in ipe vector graphics editor)?
removed graphic glitch; lowered arrow box to baseline
May
8
comment Arrow-shaped text boxes (for use in ipe vector graphics editor)?
@SeanAllred The idea was to make it similar to \fbox which also behaves like this. Also, if you use it with a table or \parbox, the \strut might get in the way. Speaking of which, maybe I should lower the picture so the text sits on the baseline, to make it even more like \fbox. But first I'll need some evidence someone would use it :-)
May
8
comment Arrow-shaped text boxes (for use in ipe vector graphics editor)?
@SeanAllred I challenge you to run both my solution and a TikZ "arrow box" with \tracingall active and then report which of those represents "extreme effort" (put \tracingall after the \documentclass command to also catch package loading :-)
May
8
answered Arrow-shaped text boxes (for use in ipe vector graphics editor)?
May
8
comment How to improve this text highlighting?
@doctorate edited
May
8
revised How to improve this text highlighting?
explanation added
May
8
answered How to improve this text highlighting?
May
8
comment How to improve this text highlighting?
For letters with descenders (like Q) the box fits. Making it "jump" depending on letter form would not look that good either.
May
8
comment Counter of arguments and ifnum
I think you should start experimenting with a much simpler construct and work out a thorough understanding of \@for for yourself. At the moment your code is a bit of a jumble.
May
8
comment Counter of arguments and ifnum
Also, the \ifnum is not inside of any \@for construct, so it cannot be used to refer to the position of one specific argument.
May
8
comment Counter of arguments and ifnum
Also, everything seems to be in reverse order. \@for\tmp:=#1\do{\advance\count@\@ne} counts the arguments, so it should stand before reporting the number of arguments, shouldn't it?
May
8
comment Counter of arguments and ifnum
Ist \@tempcntb=\@count@ a typing error perchance?
Apr
30
comment What option do I have to set to remove the mesh from the cylinder?
Just as an aside: I find the cylinder without mesh looks too plain... Maybe keep the mesh, but with thin, almost completely transparent lines?
Apr
29
comment A bit of fun with logos: how to combine lines and letters in LaTeX (or just TeX)?
\begin{minipage} takes the width of the minipage as an argument like that: \begin{minipage}{1in}
Apr
29
comment How do you best differentiate listings in different programming languages?
Maybe the languages have identifying symbols or logos. You could put them in the header or margin.