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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).


Nov
25
revised How can I add more coordinates to standard TikZ shapes?
added "arbitrary"
Nov
25
asked How can I add more coordinates to standard TikZ shapes?
Nov
23
comment In tikz, is it possible to define a node and set its position later?
Ok. Interesting. I might open a question on that topic in the future. But going back to your example: you added coordinates manually. Is there a way to add them similarly to how rpapa does it?: tex.stackexchange.com/a/47856/13552
Nov
23
comment In tikz, is it possible to define a node and set its position later?
Well I am just going to ask this here, because the chat room is not intuitive (no obvious place to insert response text). When I apply another tikzset style to the \pic, I end up with a no bounding box error. I wish I could put this in a chat. \tikzset{% 'shareStyle/.style = {% draw, drop shadow={opacity=0.5}, chamfered rectangle, chamfered rectangle angle=60, chamfered rectangle sep=.5cm, top color=orange!40, bottom color=orange!70, minimum height=1cm, inner sep=1cm}, font=\sffamily, }%`
Nov
23
comment In tikz, is it possible to define a node and set its position later?
This might seem stupid, but I couldn't figure out how to type/send a message in the chat room. I still don't know how.
Nov
22
comment In tikz, is it possible to define a node and set its position later?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Nov
22
comment In tikz, is it possible to define a node and set its position later?
Also, maybe you could also shed some light on what pic actions means. I cannot find the page with documentation on this in the TikZ Manual.
Nov
22
comment In tikz, is it possible to define a node and set its position later?
If I write \pic (a1) at (0,0) {node1={Node1Text}}; and try to reference with relative positioning for another node like so: \pic (a2) [right of=a1] {node2={Node2Text}};, I get the error "no shape named a1 is known."
Nov
22
comment How can I make the node order for references in TikZ not matter?
@cfr Well I appreciate your attempt to help. The reason for keeping the server as the origin is because the server is the central unit in many, many diagrams in the manual I am working on. The latex code must be easily readable by multiple people in the event one person is indisposed. The server is naturally the first thing anybody would look for. So in short, for consistency in all drawings. I tend to ask pretty specific questions to address real-world issues. I know I COULD make the client the origin, but it makes my code less universally applicable :(
Nov
22
comment How can I make the node order for references in TikZ not matter?
@John Kormylo Exactly! That is another way to word my question! I will include that in my question.
Nov
22
comment How can I make the node order for references in TikZ not matter?
@cfr See my clause "I want to have an answer even if you find my reasoning illogical" :D
Nov
22
comment In tikz, is it possible to define a node and set its position later?
Good information and ideas! However, I think you misunderstood my question. I would like to create two instances of a pic and draw line between them. So for your example, I would created two A's and be able to identify them uniquely.
Nov
22
asked How can I make the node order for references in TikZ not matter?
Nov
22
comment In tikz, is it possible to define a node and set its position later?
Hey there, is there a way to uniquely identify the \pic instances of nodes such that I can draw lines between each of them? I am drawing a network diagram and this code is perfect for drawing data storage devices (need many of them), but I need a way to identify each one uniquely. If that can be done, I will be a happy camper. The code looks so nice and organized. Thanks in advance for your input!
Nov
20
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
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24
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Jul
30
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