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I write mathematics textbooks that---I hope---are "reasonable" in that they can be read pencil in hand by adult "beginners" instead of having to be memorized.

My questions in LaTeX are purely motivated by the hope that formatting helps the reader focus.


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awarded  Autobiographer
Jul
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awarded  Curious
Dec
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comment How to find why code that works in one document does not work in another until the fifth compile
@ Carlisle (1) \tracingall gives "Illegal parameter number in definition of \@tmp"
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asked How to find why code that works in one document does not work in another until the fifth compile
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awarded  Supporter
Aug
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accepted Insert a list into an epigraph environment
Aug
7
accepted How can I change the whitespace above and below center?
Aug
7
accepted How can I have a word index for each chapter as well as a word index for the whole book?
Aug
7
comment mdframed incompatible with paralist
@texenthusiast I do make heavy use of both paralist.sty and mdframed.sty and everything now works (under TL 2013). Updating TL used to be a pain because I always had to use the terminal to change a setting. This time was OK (I used TextWrangler). Thanks to everybody for everything.
Aug
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comment mdframed incompatible with paralist
@Medina I "accepted" your answer and would thank you again for solving my problem.
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awarded  Scholar
Aug
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accepted mdframed incompatible with paralist
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comment mdframed incompatible with paralist
@Medina I asked "Real answer appeared in the discussion that followed the original answer" and got in return that you "might update [your] answer". Sorry about all that but I am a complete novice here. (By the way, it works under 2013 in the original situation and not just in the minimal example I gave. So, again, thanks very much.)
Aug
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comment mdframed incompatible with paralist
%Swann Here, with or without \leavevmode, it does not work under TeXLive 2012 and does work under TeXLive 2013. (I am using the TeX Distribution switcher.)
Aug
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awarded  Quorum
Aug
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comment mdframed incompatible with paralist
@Medina I upgraded to 2013 and mdframed and paralist lived together happily ever after even without \leavevmode. (At least until TeXLive 2014). Thank you very, very much.
Aug
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comment mdframed incompatible with paralist
Does not work here.(TeXLive-2012 with TeXShop 2.47 under 10.5.8 on PowerPC G4). Only LaTeX warning is: You have requested, on input line 72, version 2011/01/03' of package etoolbox, but only version 2010/09/12 v2.0a e-TeX tools for LaTeX' is available. (But the source ends at line 21)
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asked mdframed incompatible with paralist
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comment How can I have a word index for each chapter as well as a word index for the whole book?
At egreg. It's taken me a while to get back because I wanted to make sure that it was working in my set up which involves titledoc for chapter tocs, hyperref and showidx, fixltx2e for indexing math objects, and the particular folder setup I use instead of askinclude. Everything works except that showindex does not show anything in the margins. Could it have to do with the definition of \gindex? In any case, very grateful regards.
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