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accepted Variable persist outside environment
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comment Variable persist outside environment
Thanks both for the comments. I'll try etoolbox.
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asked Variable persist outside environment
Jul
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comment Golden ratio typography in TeX
@morbusg - Incidentally, I re-read Bringhurst's text (4th ed.), and while he does advocate 66 cpl for paper text (though without explanation other than noting that it is "broadly accepted"), he also states that for computer screens the proper number of characters per line is "more like 36". Just thought I'd mention that since it's relevant, and an unintuitive deviation from the norm of 66.
Jul
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comment Do the online LaTeX compilers use a TeX daemon to speed up their compilation?
Excellent answer, thanks for posting, and welcome to Tex.SE. :) I would love to know your experience with XeLaTeX; my limited experience is that it's somewhat more memory intensive than pdflatex, but otherwise they share performance characteristics.
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accepted Do the online LaTeX compilers use a TeX daemon to speed up their compilation?
Jun
25
comment Set custom page text/line width in memoir for sidepars
sorry, you are right — I meant the newgeometry command of the geometry package.
Jun
24
comment Set custom page text/line width in memoir for sidepars
It may be worth noting for any passer-by that part of the problem I had was that I am using the newgeometry package (which, although compatible with memoir, it does not seem to happily deliver the functionality of \newgeometry as one might hope). One has to specify the width as e.g. \newgeometry{width=10cm}.
Jun
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comment Set custom page text/line width in memoir for sidepars
Yes - that's almost exactly what I had come up with while fiddling, based on your comments. Many thanks.
Jun
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accepted Set custom page text/line width in memoir for sidepars
Jun
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revised Set custom page text/line width in memoir for sidepars
ASCII art!
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asked Set custom page text/line width in memoir for sidepars
Jun
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comment Oversize table with nested tabularx->minipage->tabular* has columns that are too narrow (Memoir)
Thank you David - that's exactly what I was looking for - a little illumination into how one might go about this sort of thing! Very much appreciated.
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accepted Oversize table with nested tabularx->minipage->tabular* has columns that are too narrow (Memoir)