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I am the author of TeX Tutorials on Youtube.

I am a linguist and lecturer.

I use

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

Supporter of upvotes for good questions, not just good answers.

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


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
May
11
asked Can I use a TeX primitive in a “before” and “after” macro? (and how?)
May
11
comment Hanging indent inside list
Why is \itemindent using a negative value?
May
9
revised How can I force a TikZ background pattern to be underneath nodes? (using layers)
updated article class code and corrected mistake in diagram
Apr
29
awarded  Civic Duty
Apr
13
awarded  Yearling
Apr
12
awarded  Necromancer