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Sep
17
comment Disabling URLs in bibliography
Might be better to use a regex like "^\s*url\s*=", which will ensure the url is at the start, and allow flexible whitespace.
Sep
12
comment File ended while scanning use of \url using Bibtex.
This works, but it changes the formatting of URLs in the bibliography, which isn't necessarily wanted.
Sep
11
comment How to simply center equations using eqnarray*?
So what to do when a journal requires you not to load extra packages?
Aug
21
comment Showcase of optical illusions made with TeX/LaTeX/LuaTeX/ConTeXt
Maybe put them further apart?
Aug
21
comment Showcase of optical illusions made with TeX/LaTeX/LuaTeX/ConTeXt
I tried counting the circles. My brain refused, even though I know how many there are.
Aug
9
comment Horrible table layout
+1 good use of (much maligned) midrules, although I would make them slightly lighter, if possible. An alternative, depending on the ultimate output medium, might be to alternate background colours of the rows between white and light grey.
Jun
11
comment Package natbib Error: Bibliography not compatible with author-year citations
The spbasic.bst doesn't have this problem for me, but the spmpsci.bst does. But if I use the svjour3.cls document class, I can't use natbib as you suggest, because of a clash of options. Also, doesn't setting numbers mean that you're no-longer using author-date?
Mar
19
comment Using latexdiff with git
Any easy way to copy across auxiliary files, like bibtex files?
Mar
13
comment As a devoted LaTeX user, how do I most effectively use software which is *not* TeX-based?
Also, @KennyPeanuts, since this is clearly a more broadly applicable answer than the selected one, you should choose this as the accepted answer.
Mar
13
comment As a devoted LaTeX user, how do I most effectively use software which is *not* TeX-based?
It really is. It can also do citations and tables in markdown. It can also convert markdown to latex, with or without headers.
Nov
22
comment As an expert, can you always use TeX for (nearly) any kind of document?
Like this perhaps: Bleamer: Beamer + Blender
Nov
22
comment As an expert, can you always use TeX for (nearly) any kind of document?
That's an interesting point about beamer. I actually like latex+beamer for presentations more than I like it for documents, because it discourages visual distractions and guff. But I can see how it might make some communication more difficult. Would be great to get some good examples of that.
Nov
21
comment How to define the badness of a river?
This is a pretty cool question, but it appears to be based on the assumption that rivers are bad in the first place. Is there any evidence of this? Has anyone shown that strong rivers cause difficulty in reading, or similar?
Nov
21
comment As an expert, can you always use TeX for (nearly) any kind of document?
+1 for a balanced answer. A few points, however: 1) Word and Writer both have good separation of content and style, it's just that very few people use it (and it's not forced on users, which is probably a bad thing). 2) Typesetting quality is a function of the renderer, not the format. It's conceivable that OO might implement tex-quality rendering for odt->pdf.
Nov
21
comment As an expert, can you always use TeX for (nearly) any kind of document?
@DamienPollet: You should make that an answer. It's the best one so far.
Nov
21
comment As an expert, can you always use TeX for (nearly) any kind of document?
This question is pointless, as phrased. You can use tex for any document, including for music - hell, you could write a webserver or an FPS in it if you were a real masochist. What's important is whether there are document types for which you should not use tex...
Nov
16
comment How to find the lost text part when having “Float(s) lost” error
I'm seeing this too. I'm using the AGU latex template, and everything works perfectly on draft mode, but I get this error, and one of my tables goes missing when not on draft mode. Even more annoying, this is the second of two nearly identical tables, and the first one works fine. Extremely frustrating.
Nov
14
comment How to print part of .tex code to pdf
Where would one find your graphviz.sty? This answer seems a little useless without it.
Nov
14
comment Biblatex: submitting to a journal
It's clearly high time that journal publishers were dragged kicking and screaming into the century of the fruitbat.
Nov
14
comment Biblatex: submitting to a journal
To answer my own comment, some journals (Looking at you, AGU) expressly forbid the usage of \def outside their provided style files: % PLEASE DO NOT USE YOUR OWN MACROS % DO NOT USE \newcommand, \renewcommand, or \def.. So even this solution does not work. Horrible.