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Sep
12
comment Calendar with TikZ; only print week days
Just tried this and worked wonderfully. I added it to every calendar/.style={..., if={(weekend) [shape=coordinate]}, ... } so that I didn't have to add it to every instance. Fantastic and clever solution!
Sep
11
comment Calendar with TikZ; only print week days
Awesome! I had tried using if(weekend) and just passing no argument, hoping it would do nothing... but I think it defaults to doing "nothing" in the sense of "nothing other than what it was going to do anyway." I'll try this after lunch and accept if successful. Thanks a ton!
Aug
25
comment Is setting every node style anchor compatible with relative positioning in TikZ?
So above sets the anchor to .south and right sets it to .west, correct? And this puts it below node.west and sets the anchor of the node being placed to .west as well. I'm still not entirely grasping passing multiple placement options, and didn't see them combined in the manual, but nevertheless, this is definitely what I was looking for! Thanks!
Aug
24
comment Is setting every node style anchor compatible with relative positioning in TikZ?
Could you explain what this is doing? I didn't see the right alignment in the TikZ manual for all of the relative positioning options... looks like it works, though!
Aug
24
comment Is setting every node style anchor compatible with relative positioning in TikZ?
Just to be clear, the answer is "No," right? I have to set the anchor for each node manually since it's overridden by below=of...?
Aug
24
comment Is setting every node style anchor compatible with relative positioning in TikZ?
I'm thinking I answered my own question. Found this as I was scanning the manual: If you use relative coordinates together with automatic anchor coordinates, the relative coordinates are computed relative to the node's center, not relative to the border point. If there's a way to do this (like override the setting, or use some automatic math to adjust based on half the width of each node...), I'd still like to know.
Mar
24
comment Problem with updmap
I'll look into just installing via tlmgr. Out of curiosity... where does the @INC path get defined? Perhaps I can at least try and track down a config that might be out of date and point it to the right place?
Mar
24
comment Problem with updmap
I might be muddying waters since Arch does this differently than the TL default or other distros... I posted on Arch forums as well and will post the answer here if I get it. My apologies if this is a source of confusion.
Mar
24
comment Problem with updmap
I don't have a /usr/local/texlive directory... Should I? Arch Linux provides the Arch Build System so you can build from source. Here's the default build script for texlive-core (how the binary installs from the repo by default. No references to /usr/local that I see.
Mar
24
comment Problem with updmap
Both updmap and updmap-sys are in /usr/bin/. (Actually just noted that the error above says that: failed... at /usr/bin/updmap line 18.)
Mar
14
comment Confused about TikZ \draw[rotate=angle]
I feel like an idiot. Having found rotate around in the manual... it's exactly what I needed. Rotate around sounded intuitively like what was happening, whereas rotate sounded like it should just rotate in place. Thanks.
Aug
2
comment TeX memory size error when using TikZ foreach children in trees
@Ulrike Fischer: I got pdflatex: unrecognized option '--extra-mem-top=10000000'. Any suggestions?
Jul
29
comment TeX memory size error when using TikZ foreach children in trees
@Caramdir: whoops. I actually didn't see that suggestion to increase it via command-line. In terms of not using lualatex, I just have no experience with it and typically export via org-mode, so using the default pdflatex exporter is great as I don't have to make an exception for just one file. I'll try the other suggestion next time I boot into linux (in OS X at the time and don't use latex on it). Thanks for the comment.
Jul
7
comment Extra line of vertical separator using itemize in tabular
Huh. That does, indeed, work. Any idea why 1) itemize is inserting a "ghost line" after the end of the list or 2) why this works to fix it? Is it just inserting negative space afterward?
Jun
3
comment How to customize the table of contents using TikZ?
Perhaps Fancy tables with TikZ and More on TikZ tables could help?
Jan
6
comment Line spacing with mixed font sizes in itemize environment
That's odd... not sure what to say about that. See my answer for one more idea?
Nov
19
comment How to get rid of vertical space before and behind the lists
@Will: absolutely. Not ideal. I just provided the best answer I could given my available knowledge. I was unfamiliar with the enumitem package, but perhaps you could provide an example with that method that also accomplishes the above?
Nov
18
comment How to get rid of vertical space before and behind the lists
Think I got it. See stackoverflow.com/questions/4210766/… for the update.