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Jan
10
comment Why is LaTeX so complicated?
I would use context, but tex4ht does not work with it. Which means Latex written in context can no longer be converted to html using tex4ht. This is none starter for many who like to convert Latex to HTML.
Jan
10
comment Why is LaTeX so complicated?
You heard the saying that Democracy is not perfect but it is the best political system available? Well the same for Latex, it is not perfect, but it is the best typesetting system we have. If you can do better, please go ahead. (just make sure your system has tex4ht in it also :)
Jan
7
comment Most useful/important (La)TeX commands/environments
it is conditional to allow one to run some code in same latex file in pdflatex mode vs. tex4ht mode. examples I use it all the time, since my latex file has to compile both in pdf mode and tex4ht mode.
Jan
7
comment Most useful/important (La)TeX commands/environments
+1, but I think you missed \ifdefined\HCode...\fi in your list. I use this more than anything else myself.
Jan
6
comment why quotes " in Verbatime become tilde when adding \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} with tex4ht?
thanks. I just entered this in the tex4ht bug database, and few other issues I posted here before on tex4ht, so they get tracked.
Jan
5
comment extra \fi error when using \localtableofcontents inside an \if…\else..\fi
@egreg thank you. I looked at it and will study it more.
Jan
5
comment Table command in Latex
this is good site wiki/LaTeX/Tables for learning how to make tables in Latex
Jan
5
comment extra \fi error when using \localtableofcontents inside an \if…\else..\fi
thanks, nice workaround. I confirmed it works ok on my end.
Jan
2
comment How to make a local TOC that only shows levels below where it is inserted?
another nice solution, thank you. Simple direct solution.
Jan
2
comment How to make a local TOC that only shows levels below where it is inserted?
I need a simple solution that I can understand. Not asking for anything fancy. All solutions posted seems to be too complicated for some reason. May be it is the nature of Latex.
Jan
2
comment How to make a local TOC that only shows levels below where it is inserted?
@karlkoeller I actually saw the question you linked to, spend 2 hrs just trying to understand it and could it. If things has to be this complicated to make local toc in latex, then something is wrong here. I did not undertand all this \makeatletter \newif\ifTOC@marginpatched \newcommand{\SetTOCrightmargin}[1]{% \ifTOC@marginpatched\else \let\old@pnumwidth\@pnumwidth \let\old@dottedtocline\@dottedtocline \def\@dottedtocline##1##2##3##4##5{% \old@dottedtocline{##1}{##2}{##3}{##4}{##5\hskip\TOC@rightmargin}} \let\old@l@part\l@part \def\l@part##1##2{\old@l@part{##1}{##2\hskip\TOC@rightmar..
Dec
30
comment Showcase of “programming your document” paradigm
Thanks for pointing package sageTex, I did not know about it. I just tried the example http://www.sagemath.org/doc/tutorial/sagetex.html and it works very well. I think this is the right way to go about it. Now one can write the latex and the computations all in same place. This is much better than using external tools and copy and paste.
Dec
27
comment What are the new features in TikZ/pgf 3.0?
wow, that code looks almost like one sees in normal looking languages. A normal looking function definition and even a normal looking "if then else". May be I should switch to Latex programming from now on. This is very good news. Can one call these functions from Latex outside \begin{tikzpicture}? Or these functions can only be used inside tikzpicture?
Dec
26
comment How to include multiple pdf pages using \foreach as tikzpicture?
@cfr ok, done. thank you.
Dec
26
comment How to include multiple pdf pages using \foreach as tikzpicture?
Thanks. That is very useful. I did find what was causing the error I was getting Paragraph ended before \pgffor@dots@stripcontext was complete. I updated my question. So case is now all closed. Thanks for your input.
Dec
26
comment How to include multiple pdf pages using \foreach as tikzpicture?
I am using includepdf{} but thought I can get more control by using tickzpicture. But mainly I wanted to know why the loop did not work using foreach. I'll play more with it to see. I am newbie in programing in Latex.
Dec
26
comment How to include multiple pdf pages using \foreach as tikzpicture?
I did not know that overlay requires an existing page, I thought it will create new pages and load the pdf pages on top from the file. But now I understand that a page have to exist first. I still like to know how to use the LOOP to load pages as pictures. But without the use of overlay confusion I have. May be I will make separate question on this later for that to make it more clear.
Dec
26
comment How to include multiple pdf pages using \foreach as tikzpicture?
I tried this \begin{document} test \installbackgrounds[17]{file2.pdf}\end{document} but the pdf file is not loaded? it looks like your solution for putting background on existing pages? But I need to actually include the external pdf pages in the document. Not as background to existing pages, but as new pages. thanks.
Dec
24
comment Too many math alphabets used in version normal when using 4 packages only
thanks for the explanation of cause of error. I can't edit the equations, since these are auto-generated each time I run the program. Instead, I will remove one of the packages in this case. I am not sure I understand why this error show up in this file only, and not in any other file, since I use those 4 package in my common include file and never saw this error. I assume Maple code {\it a1} is then generating new math alphabet? In this case, Maple should not be doing this.
Dec
20
comment LaTeX vs Word; improvements of LaTeX over the years
@barbarabeeton the "ff" is know issues. Please see why-ff-displays-strange-using-unicode-encoding-vs-iso-8859-1-in-html-output-f