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Math professor by day, hacker by night.

I teach calculus and try to implement teaching and new media technologies. I use a lot of LaTeX and the occasional scripting language.

So glad I found this site—now I can unsubscribe to some of those mailing lists I should be paying attention to but never have the time when the mails come.


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revised Why should I be interested in ConTeXt?
incorporated some links provided in the comments.
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comment How to draw a return arrow from node-3 to node-1
@Nicolás: I would agree it's easier to read than mine, but remembering just comes with a few repetitions. I try to follow DRY when coding TikZ, so if I want to change the name of BLOCK3 I only have to change it in one place. But there is room for both methods, to be sure.
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revised Is there a way I can use Tahoma font from Microsoft in latex?
inc. lualatex
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comment Is there a way I can use Tahoma font from Microsoft in latex?
@TorbjørnT.: Thanks! I'll edit.
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answered Is there a way I can use Tahoma font from Microsoft in latex?
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comment Chart showing the relative number of pages in the document
Let me give you the advice my advisor gave me. there are two kinds of theses: a good thesis, and a done thesis.
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comment how to make text be copied to another part of a document?
I don't think this is abuse of the aux file at all. IMO the whole reason the aux file exists is to allow back-definition like the OP wants (and I didn't realize at first).
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comment how to make text be copied to another part of a document?
That seems to be exactly what macros are for.
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comment Prevent pdflatex from writing a bunch of files
I didn't know that writing file names to a file called .hidden will hide them like all other files that start with .. In which unices is that supported? (not Mac OS as far as I can tell)
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