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Feb
9
comment Removing vertical space inside \maketitle
Thanks to @LoopSpace 's pointer in his answer, I was able to find that the article document class specifies 60 pts of vertical space above the title, so to remove it completely, use \setlength{\droptitle}{-60pt}.
Feb
1
comment How can I centre merged columns with tabulary?
I didn't mean to complain to you. I was trying to thank you for clarifying that it was known that booktabs causes the gaps I was getting.
Feb
1
comment How can I centre merged columns with tabulary?
I've not reviewed the source but I'm convinced nothing is easy in TeX. However, when one is producing a package for public use, extra effort to "get it right" is called for (more than one would put into a single doc). I realize that it was a design choice they made; my point is that it's an extremely poor design choice. They could encourage the disuse of vertical lines, one can get away with that in many small tables that look fine. However there are tables that demand the use of vertical lines, and now one must trade one feature set for another. The option to use both is taken away.
Feb
1
comment How to draw two \hline and two vertical line?
+Svend I couldn't disagree more. SOME tables look nice without vertical lines, but there are MANY tables that demand them, and the notion that they should be avoided at all cost is a horrific one that is way too prevalent in the LaTeX community.
Feb
1
comment How can I centre merged columns with tabulary?
I've been going nuts trying to figure out what I'd screwed up so my table's horizontal and vertical lines didn't connect anymore. I'd seen the \toprule etc in this question and thought: "Oh, I should use that. Why shouldn't I make use of other's automated spacing work?" Now I know. Removing vertical lines is a HORRIBLE choice. They could easily have designed it so that it works great if you leave them out, but then also works fine if you leave them in, when they're needed. Instead of extending functionality, they've replaced functionality.
Nov
16
comment Path to External Files in Nested \input
I was having this exact problem, and ended up here. I was disappointed that it seems nothing on this page explains why it's happening. While reading I kept tweaking things, and I think I know what's going on. While compiling the main document, it interprets the relative path from the location of the main tex file. If all projects folders have the same relative path to the common folder, you can write cosmetix.tex to input the other file as if it's in a project file. In my case, this won't work, since I have subprojects. I look forward to trying out import.
Nov
16
comment Cause DeclarePairedDelimiter to switch starred and nonstarred versions
Then I'd better change it or I'll get confused. Ok, I think I see what's happening now. We're defining \RIGHTabs and \abs. The first has a starred version that automatically resizes. The second command checks for stars and optional characters and calls the right version of the first command. OMG, is RIGHT a pun on Wrongly? :-D I can probably work my way through replacing \DeclarePairedDelimiterX\innerp[2]{\langle}{\rangle}{#1,#2} now. (While putting this in my pre file, I realized it would only let me fix about 2/3 of my commands.) This is robust, thanks!
Nov
16
comment Cause DeclarePairedDelimiter to switch starred and nonstarred versions
lol. Sometimes I'm not satisfied with the automatic sizing, but it's because it's too small and I override it with larger sizes. I'm guessing RIGHT gets interpreted as \right, but why is it followed with the new command's name #1, and why is there no LEFT?
Nov
16
comment Cause DeclarePairedDelimiter to switch starred and nonstarred versions
I'm trying to guess why it's wrong and if the "better" way handling the optional parameter fixes the wrongness (but my brain doesn't want any more TEX today). I tested it and both versions will accept the option now, though I can't see why. Is there a reason you switched to {|}? I thought the \lvert \rvert were supposed to handle some kind of spacing.
Nov
16
comment Cause DeclarePairedDelimiter to switch starred and nonstarred versions
I appreciate your enthusiasm ("easy") :-) but it's not the 70s anymore and I find it horrific that I have to waste so much time learning (and using) a whole new programming language just because it's the traditional way to produce documents in my field, when software could easily take care of the details these days, and let me focus on the content.
Nov
15
comment Cause DeclarePairedDelimiter to switch starred and nonstarred versions
I suspected something like this (renewing the command and rewriting everything in an opposite manner) would work, but I'll leave the question open for a while since I'm hoping someone knows a more robust way to do it. (I.e. less likely to need a warranty, and less fragile - a stray key press while I have my pre header open won't make a change that's impossible for me to track down later when it breaks). :)
Nov
15
comment Cause DeclarePairedDelimiter to switch starred and nonstarred versions
@ChristianHupfer I'm thinking the starred version would then accept the optional argument as Arun says. I edited the question to clarify that it wouldn't be 'good' if this breaks some dependency in some popular package.
Oct
30
comment How can I split an equation over two lines
@MateusAraújo What is cleaner about split?
Oct
5
comment How to specify theorem styles (amsthm) should use bold equations (bm)?
Yes, I figured someone would mention that. ;) I've been playing around with it, regularly making changes. Italics on its own is barely distinguishable from regular text to my eye. Perhaps I just make everything simply bold, but then the thm body and thm head are identical, which isn't really what I want either. Bold by itself also looks too strong (brutish), and to my eye, bold italics (graceful) uses "less ink" and so gives an emphasis between bold and normal. Fortunately I know how to make these changes on my own and can keep trying to tweak it until I find something that works best.
Oct
5
comment How to specify theorem styles (amsthm) should use bold equations (bm)?
Thanks, that works great. I don't quite follow your explanation though. What does "in an otherwise normal weight math" mean, and how is this different from \boldmath?
Sep
30
comment Embedding Multimedia Videos on full frame in beamer without any background
I agree with @TorbjørnT. You appear to have specified a size, whose ratios are different than the aspect ratio of the video. Can you perhaps only specify the width and let it determine the height based on the video?
Sep
27
comment Define additional math operators to be typeset in roman
Could someone clarify the one for sub/super-scripts? Would hocolim take sub/super-scripts, or would it appear in them?
Sep
18
comment divides, not divides and cardinalities
Hmm, I've never really thought of 'divides' as relational symbol like equals, wanting space. I've always thought of it more like a slash in a fraction. I do see it often with the extra space, but I find it rather hard to read.
Sep
18
comment divides, not divides and cardinalities
Wow. Very helpful. It seems to me that there's a lot of space around both symbols in the regular use, but the space compacts in the subscript (more than just the resizing of the subscript). Why is this? I like the tighter look, but I'm not sure how to tweak the regular usage without causing a change to the subscript usage.
Sep
17
comment How do I typeset vertical and horizontal lines inside a matrix?
(Fixed the formatting in the answer.)