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Sex - Male (no foolin) Location - San Francisco, CA, USA Profession - Micro-systems engineer Hobbies - reading, riting,rithmatic, coding, publishing the unpublished


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comment How can I use LaTeX from Python.
LOL. No, guess not. Don't know what I was thinking. Thanks for pointing that out.
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comment Is LaTeX outdated?
@ChrisKuklewicz - Once upon a time there was a product called 'TeXpoint' which was a plugin to PowerPoint. You would click the button and a window opened where you would write latex/tex code. I used it just for maths,myself, but it was ok. It worked by making the tex into a tif image file imported to the power-point doc. You could treat it like any other image (move, scale, etc)
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comment Default spacing after periods
This question has some good info on how spaces are set
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comment How do I write a starred macro?
@PeterGrill - thanks for pointing that out. When I typed in the question in the title several other questions were offered as possible duplicates, or at least places where the answer might be, but the one you listed wasn't one of them. It's amusing that this question is almost an exact duplicate of mine, right down to using 'blah' in a newcommand. Lastly, this was answered in less than 5 mins after I asked it. I love this place.
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comment expanding variable inside picture environment
So while your solution works, it's not optimal. The reason I posed this question, really, is not just to get this fax done, it's so that I know how to put variables inside of boxes, as my question states. So I need a solution that solves that problem, not one that sidesteps it.
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comment expanding variable inside picture environment
thanks for you help. As I said in my comments to Werner, I tried your solution last night and it worked fine. The problem is that my actual fax cover is more complicated than my MWE, containing a header for my org and a top block and a bottom block. These 3 blocks I have in 3 boxes. When I constructed the page it's easier for me to move the 3 blocks around as blocks, so I can move the bottom block up as a unit rather than having to give each component of the block a new location individually. In my actual style file the \makefax command has 3 \put statements, one for each block.