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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.

I distribute my rep in bounties as spending money for my & your pleasure is more meaningful than saving money in a bank & abandoning it unused.

"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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Sep
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comment Free TeX/LaTeX software products whose installation on Windows 7 is relatively simple
MikTeX is good but TeXLive is better. :-)
Sep
24
comment Free TeX/LaTeX software products whose installation on Windows 7 is relatively simple
@AméricoTavares: If you like my answer, please click the check mark to finalize this question. Optional up vote is also welcome. :-)
Sep
24
comment Free TeX/LaTeX software products whose installation on Windows 7 is relatively simple
@AméricoTavares: If you have mirrored the raw TeX Live distribution, you can also install or reinstall it many times if something wrong happens. The raw TeXLive distribution that we get by mirroring can be thought as extracting the contents of a latest TeXLive DVD. :-)
Sep
24
comment Free TeX/LaTeX software products whose installation on Windows 7 is relatively simple
@AméricoTavares: I guess you have a broadband, fast internet connection. Then mirroring is a good choice. :-)
Sep
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revised Free TeX/LaTeX software products whose installation on Windows 7 is relatively simple
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comment Free TeX/LaTeX software products whose installation on Windows 7 is relatively simple
@AméricoTavares: I think mirroring is better because you will get the latest update. You often need to update your installed TeX system, so purchasing a DVD wastes money. :-)
Sep
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revised Is it possible to download TeX Live in a separate, single file?
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answered Free TeX/LaTeX software products whose installation on Windows 7 is relatively simple
Sep
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revised How to print the list of packages installed on TeX Live to a file?
Removing unnecessary \makeatother and \makeatother.
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revised How to print the list of packages installed on TeX Live to a file?
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answered How to print the list of packages installed on TeX Live to a file?
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asked Reading an external file failed with dimension related errors
Sep
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comment What causes the presence of unnecessary white space?
How about <nodename>.X (with uppercase X) instead of <nodename>.x (with lowercase x)? Is it possible?
Sep
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revised Undefined control sequence error in pspicture
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answered Undefined control sequence error in pspicture
Sep
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comment How to 3D rotate figures in display
@MarcvanDongen: This is just an answer for pleasure. :-)
Sep
24
comment What causes the presence of unnecessary white space?
I tested \pnode(2,1){B}\psdot(!B.x B.y) and it works. Did you enable the shorten <nodename>.x instead of N-<nodename>.x?