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I am the author of TeX Tutorials on Youtube.

I am a linguist, lecturer and documentation specialist.

I use

  • Xelatex because of the unicode support.
  • OS X
  • Linux Mint

I am a supporter of up-votes for good questions (not just good answers).

My favorite package is tikz (and tikz-qtree).


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comment How can I explain the meaning of LaTeX to my grandma?
@adl I think grandma lost you at "LaTeX source files"...
Nov
7
asked What are skip values?
Nov
7
comment Change section fonts
@Alan Munn The titlesec documentation does not seem clear to me. Could you cite where the manual discusses starred versions of \titleformat? I can only seem to find "4.2 Starred Versions" (updated June 14, 2000), which mentions that starred versions of sectioning commands are strongly discouraged (it seems that \section*{} is meant here)
Sep
30
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Jul
30
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
28
revised Make MS Word document look like it has been typeset in LaTeX
added better font choice
Jun
23
awarded  Necromancer
Jun
8
awarded  Popular Question
May
16
comment Can I use a TeX primitive in a “before” and “after” macro? (and how?)
Thanks! I will try to avoid using TeX primitives in higher-level LaTeX commands. Is it correct to assume that bgroup stands for begin group and egroup for end group?
May
16
accepted Can I use a TeX primitive in a “before” and “after” macro? (and how?)
May
14
revised Can I use a TeX primitive in a “before” and “after” macro? (and how?)
got rid of superfluous information
May
12
comment Can I use a TeX primitive in a “before” and “after” macro? (and how?)
@egreg Actually, there is a problem with page breaks with embedded lists. If you would like I can provide an example of this. And to everybody, I appreciate the warnings about doing this. Despite the potential problems, sometimes in a bind one must do what has to do to get the output to look right!
May
12
comment Can I use a TeX primitive in a “before” and “after” macro? (and how?)
@DavidCarlisle I cannot accept your answer as a comment, I am sure you know that. Thanks for your help! I would be happy to label this question as answered…
May
11
comment Can I use a TeX primitive in a “before” and “after” macro? (and how?)
Thanks for looking at my question and trying to help me. You both are two of the most-skilled TeX gurus on the site. I would just like to know if it is possible, and if so, how I can do it. I have never seen it done, but it might prove useful someday for global changes e.g. \fbox{} around a list, or other things. A pure answer that addresses the question and not any particular problem would be great!
May
11
revised Can I use a TeX primitive in a “before” and “after” macro? (and how?)
changed question ever so slightly to "can I" from "how can I"
May
11
comment Can I use a TeX primitive in a “before” and “after” macro? (and how?)
@egreg Because minipage is not a TeX primitive, it is an environment.
May
11
comment Can I use a TeX primitive in a “before” and “after” macro? (and how?)
@Peter Grill Alright, I added an example situation. I just want to know if there is a way to do this. I disagree with the x-y principle. Science does not need to be applied, rather can also be for the sake of knowing. See Gresham's Law (applied to science) and Vannevar Bush :)
May
11
revised Can I use a TeX primitive in a “before” and “after” macro? (and how?)
added example situation