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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).


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
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
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
comment Hanging indent inside list
Why is \itemindent using a negative value?
Jan
10
comment How can I adjust the total page count variable?
@cfr Yes, I was writing the number on every page as shown by the et cetera in my original question: "such that the students read Side 1 of 6 etc. in the footer". I would have marked yours correct, but it does not address how one might change the page count variable. Nonetheless, your contribution was great!
Jan
9
comment How can I adjust the total page count variable?
@cfr I mean that adding \pageref all over the place is not what I had in mind. This is what I mean by "hardcoded"—writing extra code on every page. Consider an exam with 100 questions taking up many pages. Your method would require much more work than the solution provided by Werner, for example. I knew some redefinition of the numpages would be best, but my skills in this area are limited. This way, the body of my document remains untouched, yet my goal achieved! Thanks, both of you!
Jan
9
comment How can I adjust the total page count variable?
+1 Thanks for your effort, but I am not looking for a solution which hardcodes page numbers.
Dec
29
comment LaTeX in Word/Office 2011?
It does not, as Joseph Wright, answered. However, I wrote this AppleScript for Word in Office 2011, which gives you a highly customizable way of converting DOC and DOCX to unicode LaTeX (XeLaTeX) if you make use of styles. See this AppleScript: texifyWord
Dec
29
comment How to embed LaTeX symbols in excel sheets
Unicode characters work fine when using XeLaTeX + the fontspec package.
Dec
9
comment newcommand containing tikz node
I would really like to see a solution with \Tree [.\A{1} \A{2} \A{3} ] as the syntax for the actual tree. This would be extremely useful for linguistics.
Nov
17
comment How to zoom a portion of TiKZ picture?
I just wanted to add here that this code does not work when compiled with XeLaTeX (in case anybody is hitting their head on a desk). The picture shows up fine, but the spy zoom is blank. A solution has not yet been provided: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/33260/…
Oct
24
comment TikZ: Bend text so that it follows a line
Is there any way to put a fill on the "text along path" text? e.g. when using this over an image, it would make the text stand out better. I could not get the usual fill=white function to work.
Oct
21
comment Create association lines between characters
@Sverre Perhaps changing the theme to [theme=simple] would help. The lines would still not be straight as you requested, rather curved. I will consider how to accomplish this...
Oct
13
comment Make MS Word document look like it has been typeset in LaTeX
@Lennart Everything should work again now!
Oct
11
comment Make MS Word document look like it has been typeset in LaTeX
@Lennart Thanks Lennart. I will fix this on the weekend.
Aug
14
comment Relational Grammar arcs
@nvteighen Would you mind providing a link to something that shows what you want? I could help you better that way!
Aug
5
comment How can I number paragraphs without higher level counters?
Thanks! How would I remove the extra space such that there is only a normal space between the number and the first word of each paragraph? Also, I assume making it not bold is also doable within the \renewcommand.