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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
17
answered Processing a command as having no horizontal or vertical space
May
15
comment Type regular documents using regular characters in Latex?
Well you will need some special character to end the document. But if you can do without, say, | in your document, then you could try \catcode`\|=\active \def|{\end{document}} \makeatletter \@noligs \let\do\@makeother \dospecials and put | at the very end of your document :-)
May
14
comment How to use comicsans only for the text but not for the math?
Wow, when you think nothing could be more ugly than Jabba the Hutt...
May
13
comment Multiple questions regarding formatting tables
Question 3: You basically replace tabular by longtable and leave out the table environment completely. In some sense longtable implements both environments at once and has its own support for captions; see the documentation.
May
10
comment TikZ: How can I write my code more concisely?
To the OP: Could you explain what is the aim of your quest for conciseness: Are you concerned with performance, or reuseability, or do you wish to type less?
May
10
comment TikZ: How can I write my code more concisely?
@AndyClifton I think that the recent answers show it is still not a suitable question for this site. In particular, I see no way it could help other visitors. The request for improvement should be more concrete, like "how can I condense all the draw commands".
May
10
revised TikZ: How can I write my code more concisely?
edited tags
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 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.