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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 What do I tell titlesec to get default values?
made example more complete
2d
answered What do I tell titlesec to get default values?
Sep
15
comment Suggestions for making a Jeopardy game?
@dcmst I actually wasn't criticizing the answer, just making a joke about its form.
Sep
15
comment Suggestions for making a Jeopardy game?
I guess you've never actually watched the show. :) The form of the game is that the clues are answers to questions, and the only valid way to get the points in the game is to pose your response in the form of a question.
Sep
15
comment Suggestions for making a Jeopardy game?
Sorry, you didn't pose your answer in the form of a question.
Sep
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
14
awarded  Enlightened
Sep
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
13
comment Why does a TeX point differ from a Desktop Publishing point?
Whether the Postscript point should have been normalized to some metric measure is a different question, and likely didn't even occur to Adobe.
Sep
13
comment Why does a TeX point differ from a Desktop Publishing point?
Saying the rounding is analogous to redefining the millimeter is really not very apt. Adobe took a completely arbitrary length which bore no connection to any other length or system of measurement (except via tradition) and redefined it to fit with the Imperial system, which given the size of the US market, not to mention the various Commonwealth countries in which despite metrification, Imperial units are still in common use as well as SI units, isn't really that bad an idea. Preserving the old point for the sake of tradition is just that: for the sake of tradition.
Sep
13
comment Why does a TeX point differ from a Desktop Publishing point?
This question: Globally redefining 1 pt to 1/72 in (PostScript point) and other similar changes has most of the answer in the question. The TeX point is derived from the the Traditional American Point System.
Sep
4
revised List of Updates available in TexLive utility the same every time
added caveat
Aug
23
revised Seeking the detailed explanation of the two command \l@part and \l@chapter
code formatting
Aug
21
awarded  Good Question
Aug
16
comment How to typeset chapter heading on a page of its own with memoir
This code works in regular LaTeX if you embed it in a simple memoir document.
Aug
15
revised Drawing an altitude in a triangle and labeling its foot
made code compilable
Aug
15
awarded  Announcer
Aug
14
awarded  Enlightened