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comment Decreasing the font-size of a word written with full capital letters
@Dalek When you say, "without needing to write it each time", do you mean not having to write the macros each time as in \smallcaps{THIS PHRASE} (just making ALL capital letters smaller?) You can always do {\small THIS PHRASE} (you need the brackets to keep the scope of \small limited to "THIS PHRASE") Also, do you mean a word written entirely with capital letters? Or, is a full capital letter something fuller than a normal capital letter?
Jun
30
comment Does LaTeX support including a specific part of an \input, like a specific environment and ignoring everything else?
No, it wasn't. See the history. I just added a sample file structure after you answered the question.
Jun
30
comment Does LaTeX support including a specific part of an \input, like a specific environment and ignoring everything else?
Sorry but I've got to call you out on this one. In the first paragraph I wrote: "I am not sure how to best word my question. Below is an example of what I'd like to do." I think reading the context of the question is quite important in this case. Anyway, this question is a duplicate and should probably be marked as such.
Jun
30
comment Does LaTeX support including a specific part of an \input, like a specific environment and ignoring everything else?
You got it backwards, I wrote "create a document that contains summaries". This means that this file is generated. Now I see why you asked in the comments above for an example of a “summary container”. The main documents contain the summaries for their respective contents. When the "summary container" is compiled, it is able to grab all the documents and input only the summary environments from them (I am afraid that getting the files without explicitly knowing their names is an OS function only). This results in a nice list of document names and their associated summaries.
Jun
30
comment Does LaTeX support including a specific part of an \input, like a specific environment and ignoring everything else?
@Werner I think this is a duplicate too. I tried marking it a duplicate, but it seems even me, as owner of this question, can not properly mark it as a duplicate. The answer with catchfilebetweentags seems to be sufficient. (Although I'd like to automate the file inputs to all files in a given folder--but that is not explicitly part of the question)
Jun
29
comment Does LaTeX support including a specific part of an \input, like a specific environment and ignoring everything else?
@cfr No, the script could be modified maliciously (e.g. if permissions are correct, this will not likely happen, but in a large svn repository, where it is possible to check in malicious code, it is possible to cause some serious damage when I server compiles the documents automatically).
Jun
29
comment Does LaTeX support including a specific part of an \input, like a specific environment and ignoring everything else?
@egreg I agree. However, enabling --shell-escape is not ideal for a couple of reasons: (1) It is a security risk. (2) Solution is often platform-specific.
Jun
29
comment Does LaTeX support including a specific part of an \input, like a specific environment and ignoring everything else?
@cfr By natively I mean not using external scripting languages to parse external files. Everything done within language. See last paragraph of my question.
Jun
26
comment Very much gap between two sections in some chapters
@KiranKU Please provide a minimal example of your code so that a context is provided.
Jun
12
comment How to prevent page break between two section headings
@Werner Could you tell me which part specifically in \section attempts to avoid a page break after it? Is it the 2ex \@plus.2ex? I'd like to understand that.
Jun
12
comment How can I use multicolumn or multirow in a tabular using the array package global formatting technique?
Thanks! Finally an answer to this. Not a clean solution (because the $ and ^ have to be mentioned again :/), but it will suffice for now! Thanks for providing a nice explanation. It is always helpful to understand things.
Jun
11
comment How can I use multicolumn or multirow in a tabular using the array package global formatting technique?
@anderstood, uncommenting the problematic lines results in: ! Misplaced \omit. \multispan ->\omit \@multispan with This is XeTeX, Version 3.14159265-2.6-0.99991 (TeX Live 2014) (preloaded format=xelatex)
May
28
comment Is it true that when using \newline to stay in horizontal mode, the information will be on the same page?
Okidoki. Thx. Looks like I was just missing a couple \pars then to set the baseline. I did not get the commant about the first empty line. Isn't \nopagebreak being called while still in horizontal mode without the empty line/\par?
May
28
comment libpng warnings about sRGB profiles - determine which files are meant and disable warning
@Werner I wish this question was not closed as a duplicate. I would like an answer that addresses the question as to how these warnings can be disabled. The other question referenced as already having an answer only answers how to show and fix images, but not actually to disable the warnings.
May
18
comment How can I apply actions to specific items or after specific items in a sequence in LaTeX3?
@Manuel +1 That is not good news. It seems the only way to do it with a sequence is to create a loop that generates variables to store each item, and then another loop that "pops" each item into those variables. Then one or more loops to handle actions for the other items. Quite a bit of work for such a simple task.
May
17
comment How can I apply actions to specific items or after specific items in a sequence in LaTeX3?
@egreg Could you maybe help me to understand why you think it is vague? I think you are likely the most qualified person to answer this question. I really like the flexibility of keys, and I think they could have many other useful applications. I am thinking that the solution might include a pgf foreach` loop or makedo loop. (of course that is based on my limited understanding of the LaTeX 3 syntax.
May
17
comment How can I apply actions to specific items or after specific items in a sequence in LaTeX3?
@egreg hmm. well I tried to be specific. I just wanted to know how it would be done. It seems like a reasonable thing to be able to do (access items and manipulate them based on counts).
May
17
comment How can I create a list as a variable that can be appended and eventually typeset?
I don't see how the #1 is transferred to l_macmadness_list_#1_seq in \cs_new_protected:Npn. Could you explain that?
May
14
comment How can I get a count of the optional arguments with xparse?
I meant, can I compile this document on a machine with an older version of LaTeX, just by installing the expl3 package. I think I already found my answer though, and the answer is yes.
May
11
comment Change space between title and text in \paragraph command
It is always good to provide a minimal example ;) Do you mean you have a doc where \paragraph{Some text.} follows \maketitle{The Title}? Also, it is generally not a good idea to take typographical tips from someone who uses Microsoft Word haha.