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Nerd by day, nerd by night. LaTeX guru go-to person for half the department and Plone developer by trade.


Jun
14
comment How to undo a \def (i.e., Need a \undef capability)
... conditional on the fact that no control sequence named \@undefined is defined. (But I think that's assumed at some places in the kernel as well, so \def\@undefined{} would likely break a lot of stuff anyway, so the user will notice.)
Jun
14
answered Difference between \relax and % for ending a line
Jun
13
comment How can I restrict the placement of images?
The order of figures in the created output will usually match the order in the source. (May not be true you're mixing figure with non-floating figure mechanisms, like the ones where text is supposed to float around the side of the picture.)
Jun
10
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
10
comment Why does \dimexpr swallow \relax?
Well, one alternative would be something like TeX' "keep on expanding until you find something you don't expect" semantics when parsing values, which is ... well, it's intuitive once you've gotten used to it. ;)
Jun
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
10
answered Equivalent of \show to display the LaTeX code in the document
Jun
3
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
3
awarded  Nice Answer
May
21
comment Does including the same figure placement specifier multiple times increase its weighting?
I'd like to think that "tpbhhhtpb" is the sound LaTeX makes at you as it still puts the float where you might not expect it to end up.
May
14
awarded  Critic
May
6
answered LaTeX templates
Apr
27
answered Small caps with CMSS?
Apr
21
comment Define a new evironment by an existed environment, with its optional argument
@Raphink: This technique is more like "partial application" or "currying/uncurrying" in functional languages.
Apr
21
answered Define a new evironment by an existed environment, with its optional argument
Apr
11
comment Handling different time zones
I agree with @TH: to understand what 08:00 MESZ is we don't need to know when it starts in 2011, we only need to know that it's +0200. Floating time (i.e. "local, you supposedly know what's local to you") is a different matter altogether.
Apr
7
comment Problem with ntheorem, mathtools and cleveref
Things I'm ready to conjecture without example: since ntheorem's thmmarks and mathtools' showonlyrefs both need to hook into end-equation handling, they'll be difficult to reconcile. Also, some aligned math constructs are evaluated twice, which might cause the extra stepping. Or you're just lacking another LaTeX run. It's hard to tell without example.
Apr
4
answered Listings for Tikz code?
Apr
4
awarded  Revival
Apr
4
comment Good environment for writing math examples
What in particular would you expect this package to do? amsthm, for example, will let you define a new "theorem-like" environment, i.e. it has a numbered heading ("Example 1.1") that can be referenced.