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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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Jul
15
revised Which one is recommended when putting a full width floating image?
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Jul
15
asked Which one is recommended when putting a full width floating image?
Jul
15
comment How to overlay a TikZ picture on a TikZ picture generated by a macro?
@Yves: I am curious, what is the "rubik's grid" for?
Jul
15
revised eqnarray and cases
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Jul
15
answered How to overlay a TikZ picture on a TikZ picture generated by a macro?
Jul
15
comment how to create a template or document class for latex?
@doncherry: I removed IE from the screenshot but let Chrome stay intact.
Jul
15
revised how to create a template or document class for latex?
Making the screenshot a bit smaller to save SE's data storage. (Removing IE icon as well)
Jul
15
revised How to ignore some items in a numbering environment?
added 1 characters in body; edited title; added 1 characters in body; added 1 characters in body
Jul
15
revised Automatically assign a number to every paragraph
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Jul
15
revised how to create a template or document class for latex?
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Jul
15
answered how to create a template or document class for latex?
Jul
14
comment Simple two-column LaTeX template
Why didn't you use blindtext or lipsum package?
Jul
14
revised Simple two-column LaTeX template
edited body
Jul
14
comment Adobe Reader does not display dsfont symbols in XeLaTeX document
I got an error message when opening the xelatex's PDF output.
Jul
14
comment Adobe Reader does not display dsfont symbols in XeLaTeX document
Either latex-dvips-ps2pdf or pdflatex can produce the correct result. But xelatex cannot.
Jul
14
comment TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [hash size=20000]
Do you have mathematics in the section (or the like) heading?
Jul
14
comment how to not indent all paragraphs in the document
Putting \parindent=0pt in the preamble.
Jul
14
revised Is it possible to download TeX Live in a separate, single file?
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Jul
14
revised Is it possible to download TeX Live in a separate, single file?
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Jul
14
revised Is it possible to download TeX Live in a separate, single file?
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