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comment Design of new brackets
Hm, can you elaborate what''s "not stable"? The test image I posted actually consisted only of display mode (and it does work in inline mode as well, but there it might be a bit too large overall because it uses at least two strtheights ...)
11h
answered Design of new brackets
12h
comment Design of new brackets
IIRC the growable \{\} is produced by gluing together five parts (upper tip, line, middle part, line, lower tip). If one switches the middle part among left and right, this might just be what is desired. But I'm afraid that will leave out a few small sizes where the braces are not glued from parts ...
12h
comment Design of new brackets
I'd guess that \doubledecker p b looks problematic (didn't test it)
Jul
1
comment How do you create a set in LateX?
Also, in setbuilder notations as this I'd add spacing as in $\{\,x \mid x \text{ is positive and even}\,\}$
Jun
8
comment Is it possible to reduce the number of arguments of \frac?
Things like \quot{1,2\relax+2} may fail, I guess
May
22
comment Insert a tex file pdf inside another tex file dynamically
Have you considered a Makefile?
Apr
29
comment Is it possible in Latex to convert all numbers between imperial and metric?
But 100 kg should be a over 200 lbs
Apr
29
comment Is it possible in Latex to convert all numbers between imperial and metric?
The precision problem @egreg mentions exists also in an even worse form: IIRC, there was once a book titled "How to make a million dollars out of nothing" or the like, and someone translated that to another language and currency - using a currency conversion ratio with five digit precision! :)
Apr
11
comment My references to PhD thesis go out of the margins in the bibliography
SHouldn't the underlined stuff be italicized instead anyway?
Apr
11
answered Safely overriding default paragraph breaking to something unusual
Dec
1
comment How to display sine squared more compactly
That raises the question, what to do if \left... \right is needed for a complicated argument? If we are lucky, it is a fraction and again paraentheses can be dropped.
Nov
15
comment Blur the whole document and add a demo watermark on each page
After contemplating this, maybe something totally different could be adequate (but I have no idea how to accomplish this): Replace all text in the output - except the part that shall remain readable - with blind text ("lorem ipsum") in such a manner that tha paragraph shape is not affected; a good implementation of such a method might also use "blind math" for display formulas and "blind images" for illustrations ...
Nov
15
comment How to add random lines over text as a watermark and anti-OCR?
Keep in mind: The better OCR development, the less human-readable is any anti-OCR text (I myself sometimes fail todays captchas!). For any text of nontrivial length, human reading becomes intolerably strenuous (not to mention the visually impaired)
Nov
11
comment How should I write $x^*^2$
Next to that, the third one represents the logical structure of the expression and therefore does exactly what DEK considered best for such cases (read the discussion about ${a^b}^c$ vs. $a^{b^c}$ in the TeXbook)
Oct
27
comment Why are the latex, pdflatex and pdftex binaries identical?
This is a very common method by the way
Oct
26
comment Icons in Table of Contents
So the icon is not supposed to occur in the section heading itself (i.e. on page 3, in the example)?
Oct
7
comment PDFs want to scale down
@UlrikeFischer I think the option that is selected in the print dialog is simple the one you used last. I'd be more interested in a feature that would cause no scaling even if I selct "scale to paper" because the driver should notice that there is sufficient margin. This may hoever be a dream ...
Oct
7
comment PDFs want to scale down
@egreg Oh, interesting. So it seems it is possible to put the information that shrinking is a bad idea somewhere. Admittedly, I just tried the same with a pdf export (from Word 2010 under Windows 2008) and that showed the same 94% problem. Can you somehow upload an A4 pdf that does not wnat to shrink so that I can test it on my system?
Oct
6
comment PDFs want to scale down
My hopes were that one of those PDF boxes (MediaBox, CropBox, Bleedbox, TrimBox, ArtBox, WhateverBox) just might need a kick in their butt.