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Sep
14
comment Create landscape image page in pdf, without breaking text flow
You should make that an answer, @DavidCarlisle
Sep
14
asked Create landscape image page in pdf, without breaking text flow
Sep
14
comment What packages do people load by default in LaTeX?
@JosephWright: even if you finished LaTeX3 tomorrow, how long would it take most journals to convert?..
Sep
6
comment How can I generate PDF metadata from LaTeX?
Wow, that's even more ugly than TeX :P
Aug
30
awarded  Nice Question
Aug
30
comment What packages do people load by default in LaTeX?
It can be good to have a single answer that is just an index of all the other answers, and accept that, so that it floats to the top.
Aug
28
accepted Separation of content structure and style in LaTeX?
Aug
28
awarded  Good Question
Aug
27
comment Separation of content structure and style in LaTeX?
@KonradRudolph: sure. You can't really include sanity or intelligence of the designer in a web specification ;)
Aug
27
comment Separation of content structure and style in LaTeX?
@KonradRudolph: I think that classes and IDs are considered semantic (this is an [object] of [type x]). What the CSS renderer decides to do with objects of that type is separate from the HTML. The class/ID doesn't have anything to do with styling unless the CSS specifies something: they can equally well be used for specifying objects to be manipulated with javascript, and potentially other uses (zotero uses IDs to screen scrape, for instance).
Aug
27
comment Separation of content structure and style in LaTeX?
In most cases, the reader doesn't combine the HTML+CSS either: the browser does it automatically, based on the CSS that you've specified in the HTML. Regardless of who does the combining, the base content and the journal style still have to be combined, which is made more difficult by not having good separation of content and style at the authorship level. I don't doubt that the process of applying journal styles is unsavoury :D
Aug
27
comment Separation of content structure and style in LaTeX?
"For a TeX author, it means that you deal with them at different times when writing the document but when the document is sent, the style is "baked" into it. But this latter view means that it is not necessary to separate them at the document level." - That's not entirely true. It's quite common for different journals to have different requirements. Baking the style into the document just makes it difficult to adapt to these requirements (even though the content will be virtually identical). Even with LaTeX, there are intermediaries between the author and the audience.
Aug
27
comment Separation of content structure and style in LaTeX?
Hey, nice answer, thanks. One thing: "Any better approach has to work with TeX" - That seems a bit restrictive, which is fine for a project that's specifically designed to be backwards compatible, but does there come a point where LaTeXY has to renounce it's heritage because it's holding it back? (in a similar way to how Python 3 was the first non-backwards compatible version of the language)
Aug
27
awarded  Nice Question
Aug
27
accepted Check if pdf is up to date for git pre-commit hook?
Aug
27
answered How to add a forced line break inside a table cell
Aug
27
asked Separation of content structure and style in LaTeX?
Aug
20
accepted ! No room for a new \count . with showidx package
Aug
18
comment Programatically style words/sentences/paragraphs based on arbitrary metrics?
I'm using the book class, with a single blank line to demarcate paragraphs.
Aug
17
comment Programatically style words/sentences/paragraphs based on arbitrary metrics?
Thanks Scott, that's awesome, especially the last example. But you have to wrap the whole document in \colorparagraphs{}, which doesn't work well when you're already using a ton of other packages, like bibliography tools, glossaries, etc. Is there any way to automatically apply it to each individual paragraph?