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


Oct
30
revised Timer in beamer footline
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Oct
30
revised Timer in beamer footline
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Oct
30
answered Timer in beamer footline
Oct
30
comment Multi-OS Portable TeX system
The TL installer used to let you select multiple sets of binaries to install, but I don't know if it still does in TL2011. I don't know if the format files are cross-platform compatible, though, so maybe you'd have to duplicate the TEXMF tree those live in.
Oct
20
comment tombstones and beer mugs
@donkeykong: no, though you might need to specify a graphics rule for type mps, then pdflatex will handle MetaPOST just fine.
Oct
20
comment Macro included via \include
Hm. \selectlanguage throwing an error might be a regression in babel, I'll have to check that at some point. It used to not-complain in 2008 when I wrote absatzen.de/babelauthor.sty (which would solve-by-overkill for the present question).
Oct
18
comment install package in subfolder
@maetra: That is just a warning, the package is indeed loaded. (But see the other answers, which are "more proper" [with no offense to wh1t3 intended].)
Oct
17
answered How to programmatically detect if a LaTeX package is installed?
Oct
17
answered Cross-referencing to the number of a customized environment with a counter
Oct
17
comment What is the gold standard of package documentation?
I'll be flippant and remark that "An author should expect to be slapped around the face with a printout of the docs, bearing in mind that both papercuts and concussion are undesirable". (IMO TikZ would benefit from having 50% of the standard libraries thrown out into separate packages and cutting the backstory of the tutorials, making the pagecount slightly less silly.)
Oct
16
comment How to install PGF 2.10 in Ubuntu?
Sorry, I was unclear in the description. After unpacking, you should have paths like ~/texmf/tex/generic/pgf/frontendlayer/..., ~/texmf/tex/latex/pgf/..., everything but the texmf is already properly in the zip.
Oct
16
comment How to install PGF 2.10 in Ubuntu?
@SoftTimur: typo? It's texmf, only one t.
Oct
16
answered How to install PGF 2.10 in Ubuntu?
Oct
16
awarded  Analytical
Oct
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
14
comment Shortest code causing “Emergency stop.” error
@You: I'm not actually sure it is; but ^H is the backspace character and if you find explicit backspace characters in your text file, something's wrong with your terminal and/od editor :)
Oct
14
answered Shortest code causing “Emergency stop.” error
Oct
13
comment Symbol for skeptical consequence
Well, there's always the Big List you can try: ctan.org/tex-archive/info/symbols/comprehensive
Oct
5
comment Change footnote “numbering” temporarily
Well, you're not limited to having \renewcommands in the preamble, you can have them in the document as well, so your approach would be: save value of footnote counter, set footnote counter to 0, renew \thefootnote, have your paragraph, restore value of counter and \thefootnote.
Oct
3
comment How to make listings code correct copyable from PDF and with hyperlink
When I last had the line number problem, I changed the format to // 127 and put them to the end of the line. (If you can't figure out how to win, simply change the game. ;) )