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Beauty without intelligence is a masterpiece painted on a toilet paper.

For every problem, there is always a solution that is simple, neat, but wrong.

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.

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Sep
28
comment Tikz, tangent between two circles
@Herbert: But I want the hole to be transparent.
Sep
28
revised Tikz, tangent between two circles
I think the hole must be transparent.
Sep
28
comment Tikz, tangent between two circles
@cmhughes: Done. Thanks.
Sep
28
revised Tikz, tangent between two circles
added 529 characters in body
Sep
28
answered Tikz, tangent between two circles
Sep
28
comment Is it possible to make an image gallery with tikz images?
+1 for this cool feature.
Sep
28
comment How to make \animategraphics happy with a file name with spaces?
@Herbert: It does not works. :-)
Sep
28
comment How to make \animategraphics happy with a file name with spaces?
I will give you a bounty of 100 later.
Sep
28
accepted How to make \animategraphics happy with a file name with spaces?
Sep
28
revised How to make \animategraphics happy with a file name with spaces?
deleted 514 characters in body; edited tags; edited title
Sep
28
revised How to make \animategraphics happy with a file name with spaces?
added 94 characters in body
Sep
28
revised How to make \animategraphics happy with a file name with spaces?
added 82 characters in body
Sep
28
revised How to make \animategraphics happy with a file name with spaces?
added 87 characters in body; edited title
Sep
28
comment Is it possible to make an image gallery with tikz images?
Can it be broken across pages?
Sep
28
comment How to make \animategraphics happy with a file name with spaces?
@tohecz: I want to create a bullet proof system that is more general for any possible cases.
Sep
28
asked How to make \animategraphics happy with a file name with spaces?
Sep
28
revised Using a picture as the page border for an entire document
Fixing capitalization of an acronym PNG.
Sep
28
comment Is it possible to make an image gallery with tikz images?
There is nothing impossible in TeX. See the most similar question here.
Sep
27
revised How to mirror TeX Live?
"files got deleted on the remote source folders" is a special case. files do not exist on the remote is much more general.
Sep
27
comment How to evaluate tikz expression before printing as text?
I guess you did not use standalone class for each diagram you want to draw.