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I'm a chartered mathematician, computer scientist and book production editor. I have a number of packages on CTAN, and I write LaTeX books, illustrated children's books and crime fiction. I have a FAQ, a bug tracker and a feature request tracker for my LaTeX packages and a list of LaTeX resources.


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revised Flowfram doesn't transition from one flowframe to another after updating flowfram package
Bug now fixed in v1.17
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answered List of scientific constants
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comment List of scientific constants
Do you want the list automatically sorted? Do you want hyperlinks from the notation used in the document to the list?
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answered Flowfram doesn't transition from one flowframe to another after updating flowfram package
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comment Flowfram doesn't transition from one flowframe to another after updating flowfram package
I think it may be related to a bug fix in v1.16. MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{flowfram} \usepackage{lipsum} \twocolumn[1,2] \onecolumn[>2] \begin{document} \lipsum[1-10] \clearpage \lipsum[1] \begin{itemize} \item \lipsum*[2] \end{itemize} \end{document}
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comment Flowfram doesn't transition from one flowframe to another after updating flowfram package
The frames aren't being ignored. If you insert \lipsum[1-2] immediately before \bibliography, you'll see the text fills \textwidth. (Also, if you use the draft option to flowfram you'll see the frame layout on page 3.) Something has changed the line width for bibliography but I don't know why this has happened. I'll investigate further.
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answered Manual line break in Glossaries name
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comment Manual line break in Glossaries name
You can't have a line break in a column defined with the r specifier. You'd have to switch to a paragraph specifier, such as p (as with the second column).
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comment 'Unable to compile bib file '
Are there any error messages in the .blg file? Are there any error messages or warnings in the .log file?
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comment List of TeX internal parameters?
The TeXbook is the best reference but there's a list of primitives at tug.org/utilities/plain/cseq.html
Sep
27
comment eps file breaks down when converted to pdf
It's not actually LaTeX or the editor that's doing the conversion. During the document build an external application called epstopdf is executed to perform the conversion. Try running it directly from the command prompt. For example epstopdf 3s1_3s1_2.eps and just view the resulting 3s1_3s1_2.pdf in your PDF viewer. If that doesn't look right, then try some of the options, such as, epstopdf --hires 3s1_3s1_2.eps
Sep
26
revised Hyperref: wrong links when listof,bibliography and glossaries in ToC
Added glossaries tag
Sep
26
comment Invisible chapter
Does your kapitel/Limitations chapter also appear? Is it possible you've accidentally copied kapitel/Conclusion.tex onto kapitel/Limitations.tex?
Sep
25
answered Hyperref: wrong links when listof,bibliography and glossaries in ToC
Sep
25
comment Hyperref: wrong links when listof,bibliography and glossaries in ToC
Why do you have \cleardoublepage\phantomsection before \printglossary? The toc package option does \phantomsection automatically at the start of each glossary (and \cleardoublepage is automatically inserted regardless of the toc option for book-like classes).
Sep
25
comment datetime causes incorrect date format even when babel is loaded first
I've just had a look at welsh.dtx and it has \changes{welsh-1.0d}{2005/03/31}{removed `a viz' from the definition of \cs{today}} so babel used to produce the same output as datetime.
Sep
25
comment datetime causes incorrect date format even when babel is loaded first
Since I don't speak Welsh, I implemented datetime to reproduce the same output as babel. (Similarly for all other supported languages.) Since this was done many years ago, it's possible babel has changed the output or I had some kind of brain failure while reading babel's code. datetime was originally intended as a replacement for ukdate before babel existed and I regret not implementing a modular approach where each language module is maintained by someone fluent in that language. I'll fix dt-welsh.def to match babel.
Sep
24
comment Add newcommands to a package with arguments
The error message shows the command definition (\hding #1->#1\newline \normaltext) which means that the undefined control sequence is one of the commands used within the definition of \hding rather than \hding itself.
Sep
24
comment makeindex via cli problem
In case it's of any interest, with newer versions of glossaries you can use the automake package option. If the shell escape is enabled, this will execute the required makeindex commands during the LaTeX run (without the need for the makeglossaries Perl script).
Sep
23
comment Suppress vertical space after `\printindex`
@Werner That was my first thought, but \chapter usually issues \thispagestyle{plain} which doesn't seem to have happened given that the page header showing.