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Apr
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comment How to draw a horizontal tree with branches on the right and left?
@GonzaloMedina This would be better made into its own style attached to the main tikzpicture: arrow/.style={edge from parent/.style={draw,-latex}} and then for each node that requires an arrow, just use child[arrow].
Apr
2
answered How to draw a horizontal tree with branches on the right and left?
Apr
1
comment Migrating from MiKTeX on Windows to OS X. Toolchain options?
The simple answer is that only MikTeX offers on the fly downloading. TeXLive doesn't, and MacTeX is a TeXLive distribution. But the arguments against a once a year download of the full MacTeX bundle are pretty weak overall. So if you download the full MacTeX, everything should just work. (There are some corner cases of packages that are included in MikTeX but not in TeXLive due to license issues, but you are unlikely to come across them.) But BasicTeX is certainly a possibility, since TL Utility is a painless way to install missing elements.
Apr
1
revised Inserting a small vertical space in a table
typo
Apr
1
revised Last visited URL in apa style
minor English fixup
Apr
1
answered newenvironment enumerate
Apr
1
comment Displaying selected bibliographic items in the body of the text
@Audrey I don't have biblatex 1.0 any more. :) Anyway, I don't think it would deal with both the footnote version and the bib version. It seems that biblatex-mla really needs some work.
Apr
1
comment Changing Table Numbering Scheme to Include Section Number
@FrankMittelbach I guess if he used the same name, the package might clash with amsmath. This way there's no conflict (even though it wouldn't be needed). I don't know if that was the reasoning.
Apr
1
answered Changing Table Numbering Scheme to Include Section Number
Apr
1
comment Changing Table Numbering Scheme to Include Section Number
You can use the chngcntr package, plus \counterwithin{table}{section}. See this question Continuous v. per-chapter/section numbering of figures, tables, and other document elements for more details.
Apr
1
answered How do I customise my section numbering to start from 2.1?
Mar
31
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
31
comment Which package to use for presentations ? Beamer, Prosper, or Other
I don't think that Stefan's answer is particularly partisan. But the simple fact is that there are really only two viable TeX packages for presentations, one (Powerdot) requires latex+dvips (which most people don't use anymore) and the other (Beamer) can be used with any engine. Also, the Beamer manual has an 8 page tutorial, which is probably all you need to get a presentation up and running.
Mar
31
revised Trying to use parentheses in a “psbarcode” adds a new line after the first right parenthesis + charset encoding error
minor English fixup, formatting; added pst-barcode tag
Mar
31
comment Using memoir and minitoc
I don't know what the specific differences are, but surely it wouldn't be too hard to get titletoc to produce identical output?
Mar
31
comment Using memoir and minitoc
There is an alternative solution in the linked question using titletoc. Is there any reason why that won't work for you?
Mar
31
comment Editing the package
The main repository for TeX related packages is CTAN, and the submission process prevents arbitrary replacement of existing package code. So the worst you could do if you edited a package and kept the same name would be to change your system. Furthermore, depending on how your system is set up, /usr/local/ requires admin access to write to, so you likely can't replace an existing package unwittingly, even on your own system.
Mar
31
answered Editing the package
Mar
31
revised AUCTeX XeLaTeX preview fails: fontspec cannot-use-pdftex error
typo; code
Mar
30
comment TikZ: Blurring Effect
There are some techniques for blurring text here: Blur the text so it's not readable. I'm not sure if this is the kind of effect that would be useful here, though.