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I'm just a single point on a complex plane. I'm not the strongest species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. I always feel restless despite being in the safe zone. You can't teach me anything, but you can stimulate me to think! I am a detail-oriented analyst and interested in almost everything. Consistency, optimization, best-practice, & perfection are always my first priority in mind! Therefore by my questions & answers you'll fully recognize me. I can tell you more but then I have to kill you.

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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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2h
comment How to fix the /typecheck in --div— error?
I am teaching. I will be back later.
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comment How to fix the /typecheck in --div— error?
@Herbert: To get a very tight page because I don't like the excessive part of the frame. I also need beamer to produce a step-by-step frames to be animated later in either GIF or PDF via animategraphics. Without beamer, the code becomes more complicated.
3h
comment Can we use a single frame to create the following effect?
Why cannot your first code be compiled now while it worked several times ago?
3h
revised How to fix the /typecheck in --div— error?
added 171 characters in body
3h
comment How to fix the /typecheck in --div— error?
Probably related with tex.stackexchange.com/q/65436/19356.
3h
answered How can I put section between 2 horizontal lines
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asked How to fix the /typecheck in --div— error?
8h
revised How do I display a slightly long equation in one line?
fix code markup
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suggested suggested edit on How do I display a slightly long equation in one line?
9h
comment How can I use \psgraph with polar axes?
But you are using pspicture rather than psgraph.
17h
revised How to Access Files Outside of Current Direcory
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18h
comment How to Access Files Outside of Current Direcory
Regardless of relative paths or absolute paths, you need to enclose the paths containing spaces.
18h
comment How to Access Files Outside of Current Direcory
I don't understand how you can import an external file without \input. It looks like a magic.
18h
comment How to Access Files Outside of Current Direcory
@bill999: How do you import a file from with an input file with relative path and without input?
18h
comment How to Access Files Outside of Current Direcory
@bill999: OK. Then you must not use spaces in folder name to remove complexity. I will update my answer about the quotes later.
18h
comment How to Access Files Outside of Current Direcory
@bill999: Is your file to input self-contained or compilable? If yes, then you need to load docmute package in your main.tex to extract the body of the file to input.
19h
comment How to Access Files Outside of Current Direcory
@bill999: You can enclose the path with double quotes, e.g., "<your path>". But having spaces invites unnecessary problems.
19h
comment How to Access Files Outside of Current Direcory
@bill999: Please first make sure your path does not contain any spaces.
19h
comment How to Access Files Outside of Current Direcory
I can call this approach as my best practice but you may call it as a bombastic approach. :-)
19h
answered How to Access Files Outside of Current Direcory