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Sep
4
comment Error “Please insert PRERENDERUNICODE”
I went with the second option because the first wasn't working either. In the end (after 2 days fighting it) I gave up and just replaced all of the special characters with \'e etc. I suspect it might have something to do with the American Meteorological Society journal template I had to use.
Sep
4
comment Error “Please insert PRERENDERUNICODE”
if I do that with a è character in the document, I get Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:�t� not set up for use with LaTeX.
Sep
4
comment Error “Please insert PRERENDERUNICODE”
If I do the second option with è I get ! Package utf8x Error: MalformedUTF-8sequence. on those characters.
Sep
1
comment Partial compile latex and bibtex for pandoc
Can you add what you've already tried? pandoc blah.md -o blah.doc --bibliography=citations.bib works fine for me for the bibiliography. Images don't seem to work though.
Jun
7
comment Producing different versions of a document
There are a lot of really interesting ideas in this paper: Drucker, Petschnigg and Agrawala, 2006, "Comparing and Managing Multiple Versions of Slide Presentations" - this isn't applicable directly to TeX though, being mostly powerpoint focussed (from Microsoft). Still, lots to think about.
Jun
7
comment Producing different versions of a document
That'd be nice, but XML is ... urgh.. verbose. Would it be possible to do something similar, with a simpler markup language? Maybe YAML?
Oct
20
comment ConTeXt: How to change the background color and border of a Pandoc-generated blockquote?
Can you give some more detail on how to do this? I tried copying the last code block into a blockquote.tex text file, and then including it with pandoc infile.md -o outfile.pdf -H blockquote.tex, but I get an ! Undefined control sequence. l.44 \definebackground error.
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?