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Oct
16
comment TikZ picture beside text with nested enumerate environments
Thank you for the answer below. I want to leave the question open for a little while to see if it might get some more/different answers to compare.
Oct
14
comment TikZ picture beside text with nested enumerate environments
In case it helps, I am open to other methods (ones that don't rely on picins)... I tried minipage but it wasn't any less cumbersome than you describe.
May
2
comment Generate exam from a question bank?
Elaborating further: I'd like to take all 100 of the Chapter 5 questions I've typed up over the years and put them in one question bank. I'd like to be able to randomly select, say, 5 of them, thereby generating a short practice test for my students. I may generate 5 such exams that they could use over the course of a week to prepare for the Ch 5 exam. Right now, I do this manually (by cut and pasting), but of course am looking for a better way.
May
2
comment Generate exam from a question bank?
Perhaps, but I am not familiar with Perl. My motivation was to take the existing functionality of the exam documentclass and just automate things via a question bank.
May
2
comment Generate exam from a question bank?
Sure thing! I am open to anything that works. Also, say I had 20 questions in the bank. It would be important for me to be able to specify that I want, say, 5 questions (pseudo)randomly chosen from the bank.
Nov
6
comment tikz picture: draw opacity vs fill opacity?
Worked just fine for me and was easy to implement. Thanks.
Nov
4
comment tikz tree fork down edge labels
I'd like for the text to run horizontally but be positioned just to the right of that vertical line. Imagine if I had placed that blue text in a horizontal line 2mm to the right of the center of that first vertical line stemming from the 3.
Nov
4
comment Curved Paths as Callouts
So "try using to[zigzag] rather than trying to manually recreate that behavior yourself each time".
Nov
4
comment Curved Paths as Callouts
Your comment is ridiculous. How is it a "do it for me" question when I very specifically (in bold font no less) said, "tell me how you think about the question" and NOT "tell me how to do it". In fact, I don't care at all about how to do the particular graphic I pasted. It was merely a categorical example.
Nov
4
comment tikz graphics slightly cropped
@percusse: Removing the thick helps everywhere except on the portions on the ellipse. Removing line width=2pt and thick fixes everything, but in the end I need lines thicker than the default.
Nov
4
comment tikz graphics slightly cropped
@Qrrbrbirlbel: No, I don't use either of those.
Nov
4
comment tikz graphics slightly cropped
@HarishKumar: The missing part is just the highlighted parts are noticeably thinner than they should be. It shows up for me in all my viewers.
Nov
4
comment tikz graphics slightly cropped
Hmmm... Using MikTeX 2.9, PDF-LaTeXing and that is the output as viewed in Acrobat. I shall investigate further...
May
16
comment Stating a linear program
I came to post this method (which is what I use), but Thorsten did it first and did it very well!
May
12
comment How to make text aligned left/center/right in the same line?
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May
11
comment Efficient way to partially fill a cylinder?
Great, highly flexible solution with those 5 control parameters. This helps me greatly. Thanks!
May
10
comment Efficient way to partially fill a cylinder?
Ha! I saw that one while searching. It's on my "things to figure out how to do" list. ;-)
May
9
comment Appending a line (of fixed length) to a spring drawn with tikz coil
@Harish: That is terrific. Exactly what I was after. Thanks!
May
8
comment Appending a line (of fixed length) to a spring drawn with tikz coil
@Harish: I edited my solution to incorporate your advice. Notice that I needed to pass two arguments into your \myfig: the length of the spring section and segment length in the coil decoration, so I wasn't able to code it as pretty as yours, but the final result is what I was after. Thanks for your help.
May
8
comment Rotated, running text in right margin?
Nice solution, and it works across multiple pages.