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I've been using LaTeX since I started university 6 years ago, and grateful to everyone ever involved in the kernel, or in the various packages, distributions and websites, those who introduced me to it and those who answer related questions!

I'm following with interest the developments on LaTeX3 and also the alternative engines, which I hope to one-day be able to exploit more!


Oct
2
answered Hyperlinks in beamer with allowframebreaks
Oct
2
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Wrapfigure placing image on the wrong side of page
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
11
comment Make hyperref links open in new browser window for easier navigation
@HeikoOberdiek: Okay, sorry, I stand corrected... I should have guessed from the way the key is named and from the wording of its behaviour in the manual. Oops!
Sep
11
answered Make hyperref links open in new browser window for easier navigation
Sep
11
comment Make hyperref links open in new browser window for easier navigation
@BlackMagic: does it work if you add http:// to the start of your target URL?
Aug
10
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What is the best way to insert document-level JavaScript in LaTeX documents
Aug
9
awarded  Yearling
Aug
4
answered How to cross-reference labels between two documents without hyperlinks, while still creating hyperlinks to labels within the same document?
Aug
3
answered Disabling backref in secondary multibib bibliography with natbib
Aug
3
revised Creating a dependency tree (\RequirePackage) for packages used in my document
fixed expandable ifblank test
Aug
3
answered Creating a dependency tree (\RequirePackage) for packages used in my document
Jul
29
revised Printing a handout of a Beamer presentation, the resulting pdf is shrunk!
added relevant pgfpages tag
Jul
29
comment Printing a handout of a Beamer presentation, the resulting pdf is shrunk!
What you really need is a pgfpages layout that somehow combines the relevant behaviour of two screens with optional second (the layout used by show notes on second screen) and {2 on 1}[a4paper], but that's beyond my abilities. Until then, perhaps it would be easier to post-process the PDF with a non-TeX tool? Related, but not currently very helpful for you: Page size too small when using beamer class, Beamer “show notes on second screen” with pgfpages “4 on 1”
Jul
5
comment \autoref subsections in appendix
@RhysUlerich: Yes, but it is not as robust to new releases of hyperref. Simply find the definition \def\hyper@makecurrent in hyperref.sty, copy and paste in place of the \patchcmd and perform the replacement yourself. If you get stuck, let me know. There are also other packages providing commands that can do the same job as \patchcmd. Perhaps you could explain why it is that you wish to avoid etoolbox, as I understand that to be a fairly common and robust package?
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
26
comment What does “running in backwards compatibility mode” mean and what should I fix to get rid of it?
If you don't specify any compat then you get compat=default which is the same as pre 1.3. Obviously pgfplots cannot suggest a version newer than the version of the pgfplots package that is installed, but I don't know the specifics of how pgfplots suggests a version. Perhaps if there have been important bugfixes, it suggests newer versions even if it hasn't detected use of certain new features. If you want your document to look close to how it used to look, then find the date of the old document and try the latest pgfplots version that was available then!
Jun
26
comment What does “running in backwards compatibility mode” mean and what should I fix to get rid of it?
If the pgfplots manual doesn't help you, then I'm not sure I can either. The only time pgfplots guesses a version is when you request compat=newest and it tries to estimate which new features you are using and which you are not, to encourage you to request a specific version instead of newest. There have been some bugfixes etc that have not preserved compatibility, so loading compat=X may not be the same as loading version X of the package file as it was when released. For more help, I suggest that you start a new question with a MWE where someone more knowledgeable may find it.
Jun
11
comment Vertical loop/block lines in algorithmicx with 'noend' option
@CommuSoft: I was always aware of that problem, sorry that I seemed to neglect to mention it in my answer. I have posted an update that is probably the best I can do in regards to trying to solve that particular issue. Hope it is of some use.