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Linguist and some-time package/software writer.

My one-page dictatorial guide to LaTeX packages

Package author of:

  • msu-thesis class (for Michigan State University theses and dissertations.)
  • he-she (alternating masculine and feminine pronouns for gender neutral writing.)
  • pst-vowel (diphthong arrows for vowel.sty vowel charts)
  • msuletterhead (letterhead package for Michigan State University (internal use))

Software author of: (Mac OS X)

  • csv2latex (Ruby/Applescript combination for pasting spreadsheet cells into LaTeX source); included as part of TeXShop; usable with any Mac text editor.
  • make-local-texmf App to create a new user texmf folder.

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revised Does LaTeX really perform worse than Word?
added link to chat room
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comment Does LaTeX really perform worse than Word?
@cfr IcertainlydothatswhyIeschewallspacesandpunctuationItsmuchmoreefficient.
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comment Does LaTeX really perform worse than Word?
@KennyPeanuts What source of factual information would we have access to viz a viz the issue addressed in the paper (productivity)? Absent any competing study (and I doubt there is one) at best we could suggest ways to design a better experiment, but largely we would end up with things like "But what about X?, that certainly is more efficient in LaTeX" which are simply opinions.
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comment Does LaTeX really perform worse than Word?
This isn't an answer, but just some opinions about the paper.
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comment Does LaTeX really perform worse than Word?
Although this is a fine topic for discussion (and I started the one in chat) I don't think it's appropriate for a question on the site, certainly not at this time. If there's interest (based on upvotes to this comment?), I'll create a dedicated chat room for discussion. I'd also be interested in ideas for other experiments on the topic.
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comment Problem with crosswords
@Lucy To get the clues side-by-side just make sure there's no blank line between the two PuzzleClues environments. If you want separation to make your code more readable just use a commented blank line.
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revised Problem with crosswords
adjusted code based on comment
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comment Problem with crosswords
@Lucy Sorry I forgot to add that option to the puzzle. You can combine the cell type specifications, so to make the F cell green just use [][GSf]F as the cell specification.
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revised Problem with crosswords
clue missing
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revised Problem with crosswords
edited tags
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answered Problem with crosswords
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comment Problem with crosswords
Are you using the cwpuzzle package? If so, post an example of a small puzzle using it and then describe what you need with respect to that. Your second question makes sense to me, but it's not obvious what you want in the first.)
Dec
23
comment How to create this diagram in tikz
Just posting an image of what you want without posting any attempt by yourself to draw the diagram (which is not so difficult) is simply asking people to code for you. Of course, since there are people who might be willing to do that for you, you might get lucky, but you'd probably get more help if you showed us what you have tried. The basic structure shouldn't be too hard, and then you can ask questions about how to get some of the details. Related: How to draw these diagrams (closed contours) using TikZ or PSTricks?
Dec
22
answered How to remove the capitalization of names
Dec
22
comment How to remove the capitalization of names
Welcome to TeX.sx. Where is your resume.cls from? There isn't such a class on CTAN, and the one here doesn't seem to be the same one. So you need to do two things: turn your TeX file into a complete minimal document (just enough to show the problem, and nothing more) and post a link to the complete resume.cls that you are using.
Dec
20
comment covington with lines as arguments of enclosing macro
Generally, gb4e should be loaded as late as possible in the loading order.
Dec
19
reviewed Edit How to move page number?
Dec
19
revised How to move page number?
code correction
Dec
19
comment Is LaTeX THE best typygraphic software?
Duplicate, more or less of Alternatives to LaTeX
Dec
17
comment Package paperandpencil.sty disables page numbering, is there a way to reenable it?
Your sample document doesn't compile. (It could also be a lot more minimal.)