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Nov
20
comment inconsolata bold on old ubuntu/precise/TexLive
I'm still missing something: for the document \documentclass{article} \usepackage{zi4} \begin{document} \texttt{some regular \textbf{and bold} text} \end{document} I get: ! Font OT1/zi4/m/n/10=ot1-zi4r-0 at 10.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not found. I did mktexlsr and updmap and the files are in ~/texmf/tex/latex/inconsolata/, it finds the zi4.sty file, what am I still missing? (somehow my markdown's not working either)
Jul
4
comment Adding a 'bridge' or link between two rows in a table
texample.net/tikz/examples - the most complex and powerful drawing tool in the TeXer's toolbox. But complete overkill for the situation described here.
Jul
4
comment Huge matrix in my document. Possible ways to make it look better?
Oops, "off by one" - the fifth column is redundant and should probably be deleted.
Jul
4
comment Adding a 'bridge' or link between two rows in a table
Small comment on table design: have a look at the booktabs package, with the new rule commands it offers you could get that table to look a lot better. Since booktabs also allows you to draw rules that only span some of the columns, you could add an extra empty column to the start of your table and put the braces in there - either with \rowspan cells or with zero-sized boxes as explained below.
Jul
4
comment How to make LaTeX not “Look like Lab Notes”
It is a design question for sure but I think there's merits to treating it as a TeX question too so people can make TeX-specific suggestions like saalk referring to classic-thesis below.
Jul
4
comment How to make LaTeX not “Look like Lab Notes”
Thanks. I edited my post above.
Jul
4
comment How to connect figures by arrows in Beamer?
Would TikZ help? I'm not sure what you mean by "figures" but if they're diagrams, TikZ is good at that anyway; if they're images, you can include them through TikZ and if it's text/tables, you can make a TikZ figure with three nodes each containing a minipage.
Jul
1
comment Where do you find TikZ/PGF source code?
@ThomasH: The "advanced find/replace" plugin for gedit does that under ubuntu. General comment: the .log file created when a tex file is compiled lists all packages and files pulled in, which is a good place to start when looking for where something could be defined.
Jun
28
comment nopagebreak between rule and custom theorem env
Example added. Changed color to textcolor. The reason I don't have a par in the opening command is that this produces an empty line between the opening rule and the text of the definition.
May
27
comment Line break in list in indented theorem
Thanks, that works - ubuntu users like me also have to install the latest etoolbox, since the one included in texlive-full doesn't support \AtBeginEnvironment yet it seems (1.8 -> 2.1).
May
27
comment Turning working code into macro causes “Missing number, treated as zero — \let”
Thanks - no-one's ever pointed that out to me; according to some TeX tutorial I read "the two forms are equivalent" so I chose the shorter one - apparently not!
Apr
30
comment Covered Box Beamer Shadows
I'm running pdfTeX 3.1415926-1.40.10-2.2 (TeX Live 2009/Debian) on Ubuntu/Lucid with evince 2.30.3 and it looks fine to me, as Jubobs suggested maybe you're running an older version?
Apr
30
comment Turning working code into macro causes “Missing number, treated as zero — \let”
That works (but looks weird!) Is there a reason that endtwocol is a \def rather than a \newcommand ?
Feb
12
comment How to apply formatting (sans-serif, color etc.) to multiple paragraphs?
Thanks, this answers all the "how" questions. I still wonder why there's two versions of each command, I presume it's something to do with how LaTeX works internally?
Aug
1
comment Environment to underline/strikeout for comparing versions
Thanks for the help, everyone. I've decided to change to using \st directly rather than an environment, which is good enough for me.
Jul
30
comment Environment to underline/strikeout for comparing versions
Thanks for the update, Sveinung. It works for me too if you do it directly. Do you have any idea why I can't do \newsavebox{\abox} \newenvironment{old}{\begin{lrbox}{\abox}}{\end{lrbox}\st{\usebox{\abox}}} or \newenvironment{old}{\st\bgroup}{\egroup} - or is there another option to stick \st in an environment?
Jul
30
comment Environment to underline/strikeout for comparing versions
Ok, so first of all thanks for the references to diff etc. but that's not really what I'm looking for. I need a solution so I can propose a change (i.e. leave both the old and new versions in with suitable markup), compile the PDF and print out a copy for someone to read through "offline". So far, I've had no luck getting underline/strikethrough to work at the paragraph level, either with soul/ulem directly or with the changes package that builds on them. I'm starting to wonder if a paragraph-level underline command is even possible in TeX?
Jul
26
comment Environment to underline/strikeout for comparing versions
I'm currently experimenting with "changes", thanks for the reference. Unfortunately, while \deleted{text} works (strikethrough as expected), \newenvironment{old}{\deleted\bgroup}{\egroup} does not - changes text colour but doesn't strike it through.