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comment Automatic way to use the first sentence of the figure caption as the short caption
@user877329, as I said, I was assuming a very simple environment...
Jun
25
comment Text covered by tabular
Welcome to TeX.SX! Please help us help you and add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. Reproducing the problem and finding out what the issue is will be much easier when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}.
Jun
22
comment Unwanted space around punctuation in copied & pasted listing
To stop the horrible fixed pitch spacing you could use \lstset{language=sh, columns=fullflexible}, but again you still might get oddities if you cut and paste from PDF.
Jun
22
comment Unwanted space around punctuation in copied & pasted listing
You could try \lstset{language=sh, basicstyle=\ttfamily} to get it to use type writer font for everything, which makes the spacing look better, but @Jubobs comments about cutting and pasting still apply - it's notoriously unreliable to c&p spaces from PDF.
Jun
22
comment Unwanted space around punctuation in copied & pasted listing
It is showing exactly what you've typed but it's just using fixed width spacing for each character, due to the design decisions made by the package author. You need either to switch it to a typewriter font or fiddle with the spacing to say you want it flexible. IMHO the set of defaults chosen by listings is rubbish, but at least it forces you to read the docs to change the formatting to something more sane.
Jun
22
revised Table/figure in custom environment
added 44 characters in body
Jun
22
comment Table/figure in custom environment
PS use 4 spaces to indent a code block
Jun
22
comment Table/figure in custom environment
What is this exa environment you are using? Can you post a complete example that can be compiled? Not the whole of your doc, but just the bare minimum of pacakges etc needed to compile.
Jun
18
comment Using TikZ, how to draw planes non simple curves (self-intersecting curves)?
In Metapost the first one is as simple as drawarrow origin {left} .. 34 down {right} .. 10 up .. 21 down .. cycle; Can you do something like that in TikZ with the hobby package?
Jun
17
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Jun
16
comment Tikz graph arrow adaptation
You could also try laying the nodes out in a triangle, then the original problem would disappear...
Jun
16
answered Glossary like Two column supertabular problem
Jun
15
comment Glossary like Two column supertabular problem
It's probably better to do this sort of thing using a simple list and multicol rather than as a table, because then it is easier to sort the input file. Have a look at this answer.
Jun
15
comment Can anyone help me identifying this font?
It looks very like Baskerville from here, although the Greek letters appear to be Porson
Jun
15
answered Compute and draw a convex hull
Jun
14
reviewed Close use authoryearstyle in biblatex with year label letter for same first author
Jun
13
comment TikZ drawing (half-dashed circles in different planes)
TikZ is definitely not the only way to produce drawings for LaTeX. If you are in a hurry, then drawing by hand and scanning the result into something you can include with \includegraphics might be easiest. Or drawing it with an interactive tool, like Geogebra. I would only start with TikZ if you have plenty of time to read the excellent manual and learn it. For 3D drawings you could also consider Asymptote, or pstricks. Metapost could also draw your sketch quite nicely since it is fairly simple.
Jun
13
comment DSP stackexchange question suggested to be posted here, about LaTeX and math equations
You could start with the answers to this question...
Jun
7
comment Why does plain TeX have a \bye command?
I think originally DEK just typed away at the TeX prompt, and then typed \bye when he was done... :-) The primitive command that ends the input is \end, and clearly it's helpful to be able to end a complex file at various points depending on what you are doing.
Jun
7
comment Drawing a circuit
Can you please post an example that actually compiles? You need to check the basic syntax of \draw... Each draw statement is supposed to end with a ; mark.