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Feb
25
revised How to spread floats automatically over a whole chapter?
+tag and slightly better subject
Feb
25
comment How to spread floats automatically over a whole chapter?
@JLDiaz Yes, that's exactly what I was wondering :) And after what you explained above, I see this problem as very related to the "all figures at the end of the chapter" issue, David. Because TeX doesn't do a global optimization of page breaks, it can't decide between finding an allowed solution immediately and finding a maybe better solution later on. It would risk finding no better solution and having to do the emergency dumping because it can't go back.
Feb
25
comment How to spread floats automatically over a whole chapter?
@DavidCarlisle Ok, this explains that and why the LaTeX page breaking algorithm is basically just bad in some circumstances and needs to be helped along, either by manually interweaving text and floats or by tweaking some parameters to fit the document at hand. Mind if I copy together the things you said in the comments into your answer so that I can accept it?
Feb
25
comment How to spread floats automatically over a whole chapter?
So the second line changes this preference? That would be great I guess. I still don't understand though why the first page in my example is set differently than the others.
Feb
25
comment How to spread floats automatically over a whole chapter?
@Qrrbrbirlbel Ok, that link needs a more thorough studying by my side but isn't changing \floatpagefraction just another way to specifically forbid some behavior that might not be all wrong just to get this (minimal) example right? Just like [t]? Why do I even have to convince LaTeX that it shan't put floats on a page of its own when in at least one case it thought so itself and mixed the float with text? This can't be about tuning parameters I gather from that behaviour.
Feb
25
asked How to spread floats automatically over a whole chapter?
Feb
25
comment LaTeX color and ICC color profiles
I had the feeling that tex.stackexchange.com/a/9973/13450 and tex.stackexchange.com/a/99666/13450 are somehow relevant here.
Feb
24
comment How to make a real apostrophe or single-quote in LaTeX
Reading "real apostrophe" confused me. Wikipedia had this to say about apostrophes: 'There are several types of apostrophe character in Unicode: ( ' ) Vertical typewriter apostrophe (Unicode name apostrophe or apostrophe-quote), U+0027, inherited from ASCII. ( ’ ) Punctuation apostrophe (or typographic apostrophe; right single quotation mark; single comma quotation mark), U+2019. Serves as both an apostrophe and closing single quotation mark. This is the preferred character to use for apostrophe according to the Unicode standard.' So, talk about programming only. B'marked the question though.
Feb
24
comment PDF colour model and LaTeX
By 'One good solution with pdflatex is to use only deviceRGB (for screen) or deviceCMYK (for most printers) and then set an "Output Intent" to define the device space as, eg, sRGB IEC61966-2.1.' do you mean that it's not generally a good idea to use the same PDF file for the screen and the print version of a document?
Feb
24
comment Device Independent color
Ok, the answer seems to be: you google for your color profile and OutputConditionIdentifier.
Feb
24
comment Device Independent color
Wow, amazing. Never saw anything like that. So for a given file, how do I get the exact string that is "sRGB IEC61966-2.1" in this example? Any idea?
Feb
23
comment Word count and 'TeX capacity exceeded'
\blindtext also takes an optional repetition argument which could be made large enough to trigger the problem.
Feb
21
comment How can I get bold math symbols?
@tohecz No, unfortunately not. I don't have the particular example anymore. I just happened to stumble on this old question and I thought I'd add this list since I did encounter tricky cases where it was helpful to be able to try different approaches. bm should surely be the first package to try though. I will add examples where it doesn't work when it ever happens again.
Feb
21
answered How can I get bold math symbols?
Feb
19
comment Itemize - set default option
@T.Verron Simple things require a rather complicated syntax. With paralist you just say what your first item should look like and the package does the rest for you. It has its limits but you don't get all the complexity of being able to define your lists any way you want either.
Feb
19
comment Why am I receiving a undefined-control-sequence error when compiling this custom letter class?
@kahen You also shouldn't use ~ just to get rid of nonfrenchspacing (which is outdated anyway, so just switch it off for each and every document where the publisher doesn't force you to use it). There's \ for that. ~ prohibits line breaks.
Feb
19
comment How to hyphenate a reference that has a lastname with a hyphen?
Oh so you problem is not the bibliography but the main text?
Feb
19
answered Itemize - set default option
Feb
19
comment How to hyphenate a reference that has a lastname with a hyphen?
I set my bibliography \RaggedRight because I basically gave up on decent justification with all those long URLs in paragraphs I couldn't change. I don't think it looks bad. Bibliographies look kinda "ragged" anyway. Everything looks better than \sloppy. Another possibility would be to use \small for your whole bibliography. People are used to this because it's a common trick to cheat more space into a paper and it gives TeX and microtype more degrees of freedom to squeeze long stuff into one line.
Feb
15
comment Renaming section levels?
Not the perfect solution for existing documents but when you next time start a new project and know this might become an issue, consider using relative sectioning: stackoverflow.com/questions/2066119/…