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I'm working on my Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada. I'm also doing minors in computer science and math.

I feel that if I'm going to put a large amount of work into a project or assignment, it should look nice when I write about it - hence my ever growing obsession with LaTeX.


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comment Chemfig: colour entire atom or section of atom
I don't remember if I ever found a chemfig example; I think I might have been referring to the image in the question.
Jun
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comment Emacs AUCTeX View command
I wonder if your issue has something to do with the escaped \". I checked my .emacs file, and the only difference I see (besides my pdf viewer) is that I don't have the escaped quotes.
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comment Using proprietary fonts
I study chemistry, which tends to make heavy use of Greek characters. You rarely encounter any other non-Latin characters.
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comment Using proprietary fonts
The amount of control offered by fontspec is beyond anything that I expected, although I really shouldn't be surprised that such possibilities exist. It's good to hear that people have had good experiences with proprietary fonts.
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comment Using proprietary fonts
I hadn't given much thought as to which font I would use for Greek characters. Thank you for pointing out Minion; it does look like a better companion to Requiem than Computer Modern. There's nothing tying me to pdfTeX; it's just the flavour I started with and I haven't had reason to change yet. I hear nice things about the others.
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comment Using proprietary fonts
I discovered Requiem when I read Cloud Atlas. I like how thick lines transition to a fine swash, such as in the j, J and R. I like how the small t is shorter than in most fonts, and I think the 'th' combination looks nice together. I especially love the swash on the capital Q, as well as how the numerals are not all vertically aligned. I also enjoy the small caps. Altogether, I find it exotic enough that you notice something interesting about it without being distracted.
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asked Using proprietary fonts
Apr
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comment How to convert TeX-illiterate coworkers to LaTeX?
I agree, especially when it comes to things like diagrams. There's a reason I use chemfig to draw reaction mechanisms instead of the graphical programs that everyone else uses. I think, though, that once you pass a certain skill threshold, manually defining every bond length and angle is actually the easiest way to do it.
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comment TikZ flowchart child
Have you considered using Graphviz? In particular, look at the dot component of Graphviz. See this question for embedding it in a LaTeX document.
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answered Easier than “latex bibtex latex latex”?
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comment Chemfig: colour entire atom or section of atom
I found an example of what I'm trying to do. A monomers is a small molecule that link up to form long chains, or polymers.