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Oct
28
comment Why do I have so much free space on the left-hand side of my tikz diagram?
I'm not 100% sure, but my guess would be that the control points for the Bezier curve making up the snake path were what were enlarging the picture.
Oct
27
comment Tikz/Pgf if statements
Although this may not be a problem, note that this will fail if #3 is itself a macro (e.g., \maybeSQ). You could use \edef\argiii{#3}, but that fails if there's anything unexpandable in #3. I also started out preferring ifthen, and then moved to TeX \if structures; (I think it's because the syntax is nicer, even if it does have some strange properties); however, string equality is one place where I always use \ifthenelse, for reasons like this.
Oct
27
comment Numbers in math mode when using the iwona package
Additionally, it would help to know what TeX engine you're using: pdfTeX, LuaTeX, XeTeX, ….
Oct
27
answered Tikz/Pgf if statements
Oct
27
awarded  Scholar
Oct
27
comment Changing the style of the first *typeset* line of a paragraph
I just realized I hadn't accepted your answer! I'm sorry about that—it was exactly what I wanted.
Oct
27
accepted Changing the style of the first *typeset* line of a paragraph
Oct
25
answered onlyitems? How to select specific items from an item list
Oct
24
comment Avoiding “rivers” in successive lines of type
Also, FYI: you don't need all those %s. Consecutive white space is treated as a single space, unless it's two newlines in a row.
Oct
23
comment TikZ: multiple decorations on a path.
Interestingly, this doesn't show up with every pathmorphing decoration. If I replace snake with coil, things are still broken; but if I instead use zigzag, lineto, or bent, your code works.
Oct
19
answered How to embed multi-line block of text in maths
Oct
18
answered Modular arithmetic on node names in TikZ?
Oct
18
comment Absolute positioning of wrapfig
I see, and then the idea is that on each page, the figure occurs, say, 2.5" down from the top?
Oct
18
comment Absolute positioning of wrapfig
I'm having trouble visualizing what it is you want. Is there any chance you could draw a picture or an ASCII art diagram or something?
Oct
18
comment “inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8” error while trying to write a degree symbol (invisible character)
No problem. I remember how befuddled I was the first time I ran into this problem; I'm glad I could help someone else out with it.
Oct
18
answered “inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8” error while trying to write a degree symbol (invisible character)
Oct
17
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Oct
17
comment \frac{1-z^{n+1}}{1-z} doesn't look very good and how to leave space equal to the size of a given text
I did so for two reasons. First, I think that the superscript might add vertical space; you don't want this. It's the same reason I used \hphantom instead of \phantom; you only want to set the horizontal alignment, not vertical. Second, this way is more general: if you had something besides #1 in \crampedrlap, it would still work (as long as it was not as wide as #1^{#2+1}).
Oct
17
answered \frac{1-z^{n+1}}{1-z} doesn't look very good and how to leave space equal to the size of a given text
Oct
17
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