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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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Mar
14
answered How to disable spell checking or equivalent features in TeXmaker/TeXstudio?
Mar
14
comment Speeding up LaTeX compilation
@Herbert: I see. Thanks.
Mar
14
revised What's the best way to arrange LaTeX documents?
Removing unnecessary words.
Mar
14
suggested approved edit on What's the best way to arrange LaTeX documents?
Mar
14
comment Speeding up LaTeX compilation
Okay. Thank you.
Mar
14
suggested rejected edit on How do I apply both \mathbf and \left to a \langle?
Mar
14
comment Speeding up LaTeX compilation
Just information: -draftmode can be used only for pdflatex and latex. xelatex has no such an option.
Mar
14
revised How do I apply both \mathbf and \left to a \langle?
Fixing code tags.
Mar
14
suggested approved edit on How do I apply both \mathbf and \left to a \langle?
Mar
14
comment Speeding up LaTeX compilation
Which one will run faster, with batchmode or nonstopmode?
Mar
14
revised How to control the PDF output based on the compiler being used?
Listing the most 3 cases and their complements.
Mar
14
comment Speeding up LaTeX compilation
@Herbert: Is there a difference between passing -draftmode to pdflatex used to compile an input file without draft option passed to \documentclass and passing draft to \documentclass compiled with pdflatex invoked without -draftmode option?
Mar
14
answered Speeding up LaTeX compilation
Mar
14
suggested approved edit on How to control the PDF output based on the compiler being used?
Mar
13
comment How to control the PDF output based on the compiler being used?
Of course. By the way, is it possible to enclose document environment in \ifboolexpr?
Mar
13
accepted How to control the PDF output based on the compiler being used?
Mar
13
comment How to control the PDF output based on the compiler being used?
@egreg: Yes. For example when compiling PSTricks code, the XeLaTeX and PDFLaTeX conditional block must produce a PDF output with a warning message.
Mar
13
asked How to control the PDF output based on the compiler being used?
Mar
13
comment Are there macros that behave like \pdfximage and \pdflastximagepages but can be compiled with XeLaTeX?
Your last update was actually the answer of my next question that I want to post. :-) Thanks.
Mar
13
accepted Are there macros that behave like \pdfximage and \pdflastximagepages but can be compiled with XeLaTeX?