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Mar
12
comment Omit zeros before the decimal point and convert scientific notation in siunitx/pgfmath
@KeksDose Thanks for the hint. The syntax seems very different. If you're familiar with it and can quickly rewrite the \newcommand to produce the desired output, I'd gladly accept that as an answer.
Mar
12
comment Omit zeros before the decimal point and convert scientific notation in siunitx/pgfmath
@Jake Maybe it is a bug, yes :/ But rounding as such works fine with omitting the zeros as can be seen in the second example. It's really just the scientific notation conversion that adds the zeros.
Mar
12
comment Omit zeros before the decimal point and convert scientific notation in siunitx/pgfmath
@Jake Except for the minus sign. That was just my stupidity and blindness of not being in math mode and not noticing it.
Mar
12
comment Omit zeros before the decimal point and convert scientific notation in siunitx/pgfmath
@Qrrbrbirlbel Good to know. The thing is, I don't want scientific notation but I occasionally get it on the input side and to get rid of it I need those options.
Mar
12
comment Omit zeros before the decimal point and convert scientific notation in siunitx/pgfmath
@Jake Sorry I didn't make that clear: the second line is the desired output.
Mar
12
asked Omit zeros before the decimal point and convert scientific notation in siunitx/pgfmath
Mar
8
comment Using TikZ, how to draw an elliptical arc starting from point A to point B with the origin as its center where both radii are given?
What, no music?
Mar
8
comment How to implement a floating text box?
@cmhughes apparently mdframed does solve all my problems. I can just use {\begin{elabox}[#1]{}\begin{mdframed}[backgroundcolor=black!10,hidealllines=tru‌​e]\refstepcounter{boxcounter}\textbf{\elaboxname~\arabic{boxcounter}: #2}\par\aftergroup\@afterindentfalse \aftergroup\@afterheading}{\end{mdframed}\end{elabox}} and everything looks fine. Didn't get the frametitle to work with the counter but the manual way is fine by me. This can be marked as a duplicate or you can turn your comment into an answer, I don't care.
Mar
7
comment How to implement a floating text box?
@cmhughes I'm having a look. Seems like the mdframed package might be useful to get rid of the strange lrbox/colorbox combination I'm using.
Mar
7
asked How to implement a floating text box?
Mar
7
comment How to keep hue from going beyond 300° in xcolor/pgf? (Doing math in pgfplotstable)
@liori It's been a while but I'd like to thank you again for the link you provided. It was quite a revelation and at the same time it made my tables a million times more beautiful and much more comprehensible at the same time. I can now use a nice color scheme and have an esthesiophysiological reason why it's a good idea. If all had been rainbow-colored ... I dare not think of it. Thanks a million!
Mar
7
revised Dedicated pages for figures featuring automatic fit-to-page scaling and automatic portrait/landscape selection
English grammar did broken, me try make whole
Mar
7
answered What can't TeX do?
Mar
7
revised LaTeX beamer: How to use “squeeze” option only for part of a slide?
added picture
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 :)