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My attraction to LaTeX grew slowly. I first saw LaTeX in use by some friends at the university back in 1995. It was not love on first sight. I was still living the WYSIWYG illusion, and suffering a lot writing a microwave engineering thesis with the wrong tool (MicroSoft Word). In 1998, I finally learned my first mark-up language: HTML.

Around 2002 I discovered MS Word does not guarantee any backward compatibility for old Word documents with formulas. It took me until 2003 to pick up a German Markt+Technik book to get me started with LaTeX. I never looked back. The excellent LaTeX packaging system induced me also to look into GNU/Linux which became my only operating system since 2007.

Nowadays, AD 2013, I use LaTeX for all my document production needs, including Beamer presentations, curriculum vitae, letters, journal articles,... I am an isodoc contributor and I am currently developing a new document class for Belgian medical prescriptions. I also enjoy embedding Python code into LaTeX using Pweave.


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comment How to add a forced line break inside a table cell
As usual, ConTeXt is easiest with its \crlf (carriage return linefeed) command.
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comment How to add a forced line break inside a table cell
The nice thing about this answer is that \vtop{\hbox{\strut top line}\hbox{\strut botline}} can be used within Pandoc Markdown tables.
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comment How do I clear a floatfig?
@StevenHouben That is exactly what I have been warning for in my previous comments. The problem has no ready solution in LaTeX, nor ConTeXt (see linked questions in the SE margin). This led to my now famous question: Is LaTeX intended for unattended typesetting? In the end, I solved this problem through unattended CSS typesetting with PrinceXML. Here is an example with Pandoc Markdown source & makefile. Good luck!
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@dfc There appears to be a difference between JSON citeproc and CLS JSON. This is the error message I received when trying: pandoc-citeproc: when expecting a [a], encountered Object instead pandoc: Error running filter pandoc-citeproc
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