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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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comment The better Mac LaTeX processor for a beginner: LyX or TexShop?
To a large extent the answer to your question is in the various answers to the question that @Mico linked to, because you really need to make a decision about using LyX at all. If you're just beginning, I would actually recommend LaTeX over LyX, you'll have a bigger source of help (this site) and nothing is hidden from you. In that case TeXShop is an excellent editor both for beginners and experienced users.
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comment Outline of style I. A. i. a. 1. …
@frabjous fixed. Thanks.
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revised Outline of style I. A. i. a. 1. …
fixed code
Jan
19
comment when include eps to texshop, why is there automatically generated a convert-to-pdf file
If you compile your document using LaTeX+dvips the files are not created. Add % !TEX TS-program = latex to the first line of your document.
Jan
19
comment Typesetting modifier letter U+02ED
A much easier way to do this would be to use XeLaTeX and an appropriate font such as Doulos SIL. Then you would not use TIPA at all.
Jan
18
comment How to type Cyrillique TeX source code?
You might want to look at TeXShop doesn't remember file encoding.
Jan
18
comment How to type Cyrillique TeX source code?
Were the old files created on the Mac too? Do you know how they were encoded? (I'm not sure what you mean by pb as an encoding.)
Jan
17
answered Editing the section's ToC entry with the titlesec package
Jan
17
comment Editing the section's ToC entry with the titlesec package
Are you using the [toctitles] option for titlesec? That will cause the behaviour you are describing. Remove that option and perhaps that will solve your problem.
Jan
15
awarded  Notable Question
Jan
14
revised Constructing a tree in LaTeX
edited tags
Jan
14
comment How to use Chinese with lualatex?
@ana xeCJK uses various XeTeX mechanisms with direct correspondence in LuaTeX, and therefore you cannot really have proper CJK typesetting with LuaTeX at this time. See Is there a LuaTeX analogue to XeTeXinterchartoks?
Jan
13
comment Stating linear program
A good place to start would be the mathmode documentation, which should be available as part of your TeX distribution. It has lots of useful examples and discussion of best practices.
Jan
11
comment slashbox.sty not found after download from CTAN
There is very little to be gained by installing things there if you are a single user. And installation in the local texmf doesn't require running mktexlsr, nor does it require admin privileges, and so most users (including experienced ones like myself) use the local texmf.
Jan
11
comment slashbox.sty not found after download from CTAN
On the Mac, local additions are typically stored in ~/Library/texmf See How do I add a .sty file to my MacTeX/TeXShop installation? and How to have local package override default package.
Jan
11
comment Class 'standalone' and linebreaks for a 'Je suis Charlie'
You need to use the varwidth option.
Jan
11
comment pages number doesn't appear in the reference with using @book and .bib
@croco None of the major style guides (MLA, APA, Chicago) require pages for books, and I doubt if there are any journals in the natural sciences that require them either. I've only seen them used in very specialized contexts, e.g. the bibliography item that accompanies a review of book in a journal.
Jan
11
comment pages number doesn't appear in the reference with using @book and .bib
Are you sure you need the pages to be printed? It's not very common that the pages of a whole book are used in bibliographies, since they don't serve much purpose.
Jan
8
comment XeLaTeX compiler file is missing - where shall I download it?
See What TeX software to write technical papers with? to get an idea of how everything fits together.
Jan
8
comment XeLaTeX compiler file is missing - where shall I download it?
Many Linux users here recommend using the regular TeX Live version rather than the versions packaged by the Linux distros. See How to install "vanilla" TeXLive on Debian or Ubuntu?