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comment Globally altering styles
@Caramdir, if not for authors, then for whom was LaTeX designed to be easily styled?
Jul
4
comment Globally altering styles
@egreg, but if letltxmacro were used instead of let then this approach would generally be OK? Or would there still be a danger - and if there is still a danger, then what would it be?
Jul
4
comment Globally altering styles
I'm grateful for this, but although it addresses one of my examples, it doesn't really answer my question. How did you establish what LaTeX declares \emph (or any other command) to be? Why was this your first step? How did you look up what \em (or any other command) does? Where should the third code snippet you gave be put in order to apply to all instances of \emph in the present document? These are the sorts of things my question is getting at.
Jul
4
asked Change background colour of {verbatim} environment
Jul
4
comment Globally altering styles
That's a pretty big similarity! Anyhow, I provided the analogy merely in case it helped anyone here see what I was getting at, not for any other reason. If it didn't help you, that's a pity, but it may yet help someone else. My question still stands.
Jul
4
comment Globally altering styles
I don't see any similarity between \section in LaTeX and <head> in HTML. However, the preamble in LaTeX is comparable to <head> in HTML.
Jul
4
comment Globally altering styles
Ideally, I'd be after something that works like using the <style> element in the <head> section of an HTML document. This would be a generally applicable single-step solution. However, if there is no generally applicable single-step solution, that does not mean there is no generally applicable solution. How, @egreg (and others reading this), if you did not know how to style a tag/environment, would you approach the problem of first finding out how to style it and second styling it using the preamble or some other document-wide mechanism?
Jul
4
accepted \usepackage{enumitem} produces “Environment description undefined” error
Jul
4
asked Globally altering styles
Jul
4
asked \usepackage{enumitem} produces “Environment description undefined” error
Jul
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awarded  Critic
Jul
2
awarded  Scholar
Jul
2
accepted Is it possible to use the verbatim environment in an XY-pic node?
Jul
2
comment Is it possible to use the verbatim environment in an XY-pic node?
Speaking of which, I think this question has received far too many comments and not enough answers. So, to anyone reading this, please give an answer if you have one, instead of another comment!
Jul
2
comment Is it possible to use the verbatim environment in an XY-pic node?
@RyanReich, I'm not biting anyone. On the contrary, I've been bitten quite hard. My replies have been only to defend myself from unjustified criticisms. If a user follows a website's instructions scrupulously, (s)he should not be treated the way I've been treated here in this comment thread.
Jul
2
comment Is it possible to use the verbatim environment in an XY-pic node?
@Jake (Obviously, if a user has already found relevant and sufficient information, then (s)he needn't be asking a question at all.)
Jul
2
comment Is it possible to use the verbatim environment in an XY-pic node?
@Jake, yes, I found that, and the phrase "thoroughly searched for an answer" is hyperlinked to tex.stackexchange.com/search . I used that and got nothing that appeared to be relevant. (Ditto when googling, btw.) That page says, "Tell us what you found and why it didn’t meet your needs." Well, I followed that instruction to the letter - assuming it means, "Tell us what you found that was relevant". The point made there is not, AFAICT, "You must demonstrate research effort" but rather, "If you've found some relevant but not quite sufficient information, tell us about it in your question."
Jul
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revised Is it possible to use the verbatim environment in an XY-pic node?
Cited source
Jul
2
comment Is it possible to use the verbatim environment in an XY-pic node?
Thanks. I've now provided a code example.
Jul
2
comment Is it possible to use the verbatim environment in an XY-pic node?
@Jake, that said, if you think demonstrating research effort should be a criterion for this or any other Stack Exchange site, I guess you could lobby for the relevant FAQ page(s) to be amended accordingly.