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Best practices

  1. Use pdflatex \input{filename} instead of pdflatex filename.
  2. Don't specify the file extension in \includegraphics.
  3. Divide your project into a main & smaller input files & compile the main with pdflatex.
  4. Put each code snippet 4 either drawing a diagram or making a table into a standalone input file & compile it to produce a PDF.
  5. Define global macros 4 often-used materials, put them into a separate package thereby changing the macros in one place will effect the whole document.
  6. Remove unnecessary packages.
  7. Don't mix different series, families, font size, & shapes, ESPECIALLY IN ONE SENTENCE.
  8. Obey.


comment What are the differences between \par\vspace{2cm}\noindent and \\[2cm]?
Is there a difference if I remove the \vspace{5cm} from the block in your 2nd example above and append it to the following line?
revised What are the differences between \par\vspace{2cm}\noindent and \\[2cm]?
Fixing the typos again.
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comment What are the differences between \par\vspace{2cm}\noindent and \\[2cm]?
This question might be too basic but I have not understood it because I heavily focus on PSTricks when using LaTeX, as a result, my skill in LaTeX has not significant progress. I am sorry for this inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation.
asked What are the differences between \par\vspace{2cm}\noindent and \\[2cm]?
revised Nice scientific pictures show off
Simplifying the old code using the newest features provided by PSTricks packages.
comment Aligning tangents of graphs
Be carefull, foreach leaves unnecessary white spaces that will interfere the drawing. So % must be appended at the end of \foreach.
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answered Aligning tangents of graphs
answered Move Moon on its orbit around the Earth
answered How to make a simple 2D pressure vessel drawing in tikz?
comment How to make a simple 2D pressure vessel drawing in tikz?
The thickness looks the same. So it might depend on the viewer.
comment Is there any feature for plotting level curves in pst-solides3d
pst-solides3d is a sophisticated package but with very "confusing" key-value naming convention such as grille, vecteur, and many more (I cannot remember them). We are forced to learn a new language. :-)
comment What option suppresses axes, ticks and labels in gridIIID?
@hanzo2001: What is darnit? Did you mean dammit?
comment Rounding a number to its hundred
@egreg: a nice spot. @ werner: Thanks.
comment Rounding a number to its hundred
I don't why there are extra white spaces between to and the number. Confusing...
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answered Rounding a number to its hundred
answered Hatching a rectangle leads to solid line in beamer