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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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comment LaTeX - Letter 'f' being swapped with theta symbol
Most people won't bother to download a zip file. It's better to post a minimal working example (MWE). Have you tried using \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} (with the inputenc package as well)?
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comment Tabular seems to create huge white space between lines
The font changing commands are divided into "text block" commands (such as \textbf) that take an argument and "declarations" (such as \bfseries) that act as a switch. The standard font size changing commands are all declarations with no text block equivalents.
1d
comment Tabular seems to create huge white space between lines
\large doesn't take an argument. Everything after your tabularx will also be large. Try {\large\centering\begin{tabularx}{...}...\end{tabularx}\par}
2d
comment Add (n) working days to a specific date
@Christian One day I'll finish my new LaTeX book which has a chapter on using pgfcalendar. At the moment I only have an incomplete draft version available at dickimaw-books.com/latex/admin/admin-report-draft.pdf
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comment Add (n) working days to a specific date
@Christian LOL :-)
Apr
16
answered Add (n) working days to a specific date
Apr
11
comment Scaling a graphics leads to an error
And of course the required extra braces that @egreg pointed out.
Apr
11
comment Scaling a graphics leads to an error
According to your error message, the problem is a missing brace. You had \includegraphics[width=3cm]pic.jpg} instead of \includegraphics[width=3cm]{pic.jpg}.
Apr
11
comment Scaling a graphics leads to an error
What's the actual error message? How big is the image (for example, if you view the image properties in an image viewer how many pixels wide and tall does it say)?
Apr
11
comment Switch twocolumn between right-to-left and left-to-right with the package multiind in polyglossia
@FaouziBellalouna Does this happen with the example I gave in my answer or when you modify the example? If it's with this example, can you give the flowfram version number, otherwise you'll need to post a MWE illustrating the problem.
Apr
10
revised Switch twocolumn between right-to-left and left-to-right with the package multiind in polyglossia
Added note about polyglossia
Apr
10
comment Is it possible make the section names globally title case?
You could try replacing \MakeUppercase with \capitalisewords provided by mfirstuc.
Apr
10
answered Switch twocolumn between right-to-left and left-to-right with the package multiind in polyglossia
Apr
10
comment connect to mysql
Are you able to connect using mysql explicitly (outside of TeX and nlatexdb)? For example, if you run mysql -u root -p --database=world from the console do you get the same error? If you do, then you might be better off asking on dba.stackexchange.com
Apr
10
comment How do I prevent duplicate Glossaries section title when redefining page styles in Memoir class?
Just for the record, this problem is now fixed (as from glossaries version v3.13a, which renamed \glossarymark to \glsglossarymark to avoid conflict with memoir).
Apr
10
comment latex2html - Omit buttons and doc info; don't separate sections;
I think latex2html -info 0 does that.
Apr
9
answered How to define a custom glossary style
Apr
9
comment Acronym capitalization not working in plural mode
No. If you use \setacronymstyle the first, firstplural, text and plural keys aren't used by \gls. The purpose of the new acronym styles is to provide a far more flexible approach than the default glossary mechanism allows (which is why you have to explicitly activate the new acronym styles using \setacronymstyle). This is mentioned in the changing the acronym style section of the user manual.
Apr
9
answered Agenda management
Apr
9
comment Agenda management
The meetingmins class has a way of hiding items if you're happy to use a class rather than a package.