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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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"If you're an underdog, mentally disabled, physically disabled, if you don't fit in, if you're not as pretty as the others, you can still be a hero, read TEXBook!"

"Motivation isn't enough. If you've an idiot & you motivate him, now you've a motivated idiot."

Learning (La)TeX, PSTricks, & PGF/TikZ is similar to learning how to swim or drive a car. You don’t get the full benefit by watching someone else do it. Your own fingers must get involved.

Don't be lukewarm! If you cannot be the best, be the worst!

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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revised Is it possible to replace fonts used in a PDF file with fonts loaded in input file via \includepdf?
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comment Is it possible to replace fonts used in a PDF file with fonts loaded in input file via \includepdf?
@Manuel: Probably Heiko Oberdiek (The PDF expert) has that magic. :-)
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asked Is it possible to replace fonts used in a PDF file with fonts loaded in input file via \includepdf?
14h
revised How do I make my document look like this?
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answered How do I make my document look like this?
18h
revised How to make two 2x1 matrices in the same column?
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18h
answered How to make two 2x1 matrices in the same column?
22h
answered How to draw tangens of arbitrary functions y=f(x) at given point (x,y) of f(x) using PStricks?
23h
accepted How can I use Chinese characters (or more generally, Unicode characters) as a macro name?
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revised pst-plots not displaying negative exponents
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comment How can I use the PostScript constant instead of the TeX constant to be passed to \psyTick?
@Herbert: One more problem. It seems to me psgraph cannot be used to produce polar axes with axesstyle=polar.
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answered pst-plots not displaying negative exponents
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comment How can I use the PostScript constant instead of the TeX constant to be passed to \psyTick?
@Herbert: Thanks for implementing this new feature. :-)
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revised How can I use Chinese characters (or more generally, Unicode characters) as a macro name?
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comment How can I use Chinese characters (or more generally, Unicode characters) as a macro name?
@Werner: How to use them?
1d
answered Is there a better way to draw parallel lines between two nodes that are neither aligned vertically or horizontally
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asked How can I use Chinese characters (or more generally, Unicode characters) as a macro name?
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asked How can I use the PostScript constant instead of the TeX constant to be passed to \psyTick?
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comment Cannot load the “pstricks” option in mdframed package
Because it is common mistake for the newbies, why don't the PSTricks authors improve this error message such that it provides the newbies with more useful information?
Jul
10
comment How to draw a chessboard with numbers?
@benedito: Compile it with latex-dvips-ps2pdf sequence or xelatex.