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I'm a retired mathematics professor who has used Windows- and Mac-based LaTeX systems for many years in preparing research papers, teaching materials, a textbook, and miscellaneous other documents.


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awarded  Autobiographer
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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Nice Question
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revised how use Adobe Times Roman SmallCaps with LaTeX
Included progress so far.
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comment Naming files for Adobe Times-Roman small caps
I'm putting all the new font files, including fd's, into my local texmf tree (namely, ~/Library/texmf) rather than into the system texmf tree created by TeXLive 2014. If I have anewly-created fd such as t1ptm.fd in my local tree, won't that be used rather than the system version? (And similarly for other font support files.)
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comment Naming files for Adobe Times-Roman small caps
How would \renewcommand{\rmdefault}{ptm} recognize myptm?
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comment Naming files for Adobe Times-Roman small caps
But surely the name would be a problem if, say, I want to use \renewcommand{\rmdefault}{ptm} for specifying the font.
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comment Naming files for Adobe Times-Roman small caps
@Bernard: Are you saying that the answer to each of my two questions should be "yes"?
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asked Naming files for Adobe Times-Roman small caps
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comment how use Adobe Times Roman SmallCaps with LaTeX
fontinstallationguide.pdf doesn't seem to suffice. I have Adobe tirsc___.pfb, tirsc___.pfm, tibsc___.pfb, tibsc___.pfm. I renamed them ptmrc8a.pfb, ptmrc8a.pfm, pfmb8a.pfb, pfmb8a.pfm, respectively. I then tex'ed file ptm-drv.tex: \input fontinst.sty \needsfontinstversion{1.926} \recordtransforms{ptm-rec.tex} \latinfamily{ptm}{} \endrecordtransforms \bye but this creates only .fd files and no .pl or .vpl (and ptm-rec.tex is empty). Similarly for pfm-drv.tex. What's wrong? How proceed?
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awarded  Curious
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accepted How uninstall TeXLive 2013 under Windows 8?
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comment How uninstall TeXLive 2013 under Windows 8?
And, I presume, edit PATH to delete the texlive\2013 entry?
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asked How uninstall TeXLive 2013 under Windows 8?
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awarded  Yearling
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comment Is there a LaTeX widget for iBooks Author?
Barely! For example, iBooks Author version 2.0 does NOT support the amsmath environments such as cases.
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comment Is there any mathematical blog support latex?
If you have a blog at wordpress.com then yes, it already supports LaTeX. But if you've installed WordPress from wordpress.org on some server, then you also need to install and activate the LaTeX plug-in.
Oct
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comment Move QED symbol to the left, i.e. at the end of the sentence
That redefinition of \qed can lead to perhaps an unwanted "dangling qed symbol" by itself on a new line if the last line of the proof itself is too long. For example, in the MWE replace Here is my proof with Here is my very long proof that involves a lot of computation and stretches quite far to the margin.
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comment TOC “Appendices” wrongly entry comes after 1st appendix entry when use \include
Thanks! I missed that warning in the package manual. I'll have to see which is the least painful workaround. I do really want to use \include rather than \input, since I'm also using an \includeonly list of files as I develop the material. And the workarounds necessarily defeat that a bit, since I must treat the (possibly temporarily) first appendix file separately from the others. Indeed, in the case at hand, I expect to all another appendix before what's currently the first one.