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Mar
7
comment Can I place a caption inside of an image?
I'd like to give +2 because from all the captions in this thread so far, this one looks the most beautiful, blur effect or not.
Mar
5
comment How to adjust the kerning around a forward slash in text
What you want is essentially automatic kerning. This is obviously beyond the scope of TeX and it's really the font that should provide the kerning information anyway (otherwise you'd have to do one of the brute force methods described below which is ugly and not the point as you rightfully say). Automatic kerning is obviously not ideal in any case but even good fonts sometimes have crappy kerning tables for slashes and all caps. You can try the open source software FontForge which can do automatic kerning: fontforge.org/lookups.html#Pair and you can of course manually tune afterwards.
Feb
27
comment Absolute Value Symbols
+1, even though I have to say that this answer is not very skim-reading friendly with the huge "starred"/"non-starred" picture and the remark somewhere in the text "BTW, normal behaviour is the other way around". The question OTOH is one that makes everything in this thread very prone to being skim-read.
Feb
27
comment \parbox vs. minipage: Differences in applicability
So is there any reason ever to use \parbox other than when you want to type slightly less?
Feb
26
answered Resizing image and losing quality
Feb
26
comment Do you use TeX for writing your thesis or only for its composition?
If you don't like to remember what sectioning level you were in, allow me this shameless plug: stackoverflow.com/a/8157598/1050373 You might find relative sectioning even worse but maybe it's just what LaTeX lacked in your opinion. You decide :)
Feb
26
answered How to get a bold wide tilde?
Feb
26
comment Compilation taking too long when including svg
draft mode does the same without having to reconfigure your TeX IDE to go the good old-fashioned dvi route.
Feb
25
revised How to spread floats automatically over a whole chapter?
Copied together passages from comments and added a bit of my own.
Feb
25
accepted How to spread floats automatically over a whole chapter?
Feb
25
suggested approved edit on How to spread floats automatically over a whole chapter?
Feb
25
comment How to spread floats automatically over a whole chapter?
@JLDiaz Although well, I don't really care if there are two consecutive floats. I now understand that I was really asking: "Is there a way to globally optimize floats?" which I learned is not the case because TeX is too old and also I guess because this is an inherently difficult problem that would require approximative techniques even on modern hardware. Not that optimization is not a well-studied field in computer science but I guess nobody has yet implemented such a thing in any TeX kernel.
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.