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


Sep
13
comment Is it safe to temporarily redefine \and, \or, and \not?
Slight problem: some documentclasses need their specific definition of \and in the headers. (Journal styles with authors in header, mostly.)
Sep
12
comment thmtools: How to prevent pagebreak between theorem and proof?
I think proof is pretty much always a list and lists tend to insert a negative penalty before they start (i.e., a break between theorem and proof is made more favourable than a break after the first line of the proof).
Sep
12
comment How to get this theorem numbering to work?
Since you don't usually get to have anything starting from 0 anywhere in LaTeX, this is not trivially possible in thmtools. Maybe what you want re: starting from 5 is not to reset the section counter at all for each chapter, i.e. (chapter, section) should behave like (part, chapter)?
Aug
22
answered Is there a reason to use \begin{environment} \end{environment} rather than \environment \endenvironment?
Aug
5
comment Sectioning paragraphs, such as for different cases inside a proof
IMO, just cope with the \qedhere. amsthm's behaviour is really quite simple once you get it: you need \qedhere if your environment ends with a list (in the TeXnical sense), which is, for common intents and purposes, displayed equations, subtheorems -- as you found out -- and itemize/enumerate. NTheorem's alternative approach is fragile and requires multiple passes, so yes, endmarks are tricky.
Jul
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
4
answered How to typeset function restrictions
Jun
28
answered Cross-referencing error in appendix
Jun
14
comment Difference between \relax and % for ending a line
@David: point taken, neither can % end a delimited argument because it's removed too early. Can't think why I'd be at the end of the line and unconditionally gobbling something, but maybe that occurs if one doesn't go the "usual" routine of making ^M active.
Jun
14
awarded  Nice Answer
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.