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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.

Oct
17
reviewed Approve suggested edit on LaTeX @ (at) symbol
Oct
16
comment If I'm about to write a book on LaTeX, should I wait for a LaTeX3 release?
What's more important than LaTeX3 at the moment is solid coverage of the different engines: XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX in comparison with pdfLaTeX. No beginner's book, IMO should ignore these any more. With respect to LaTeX itself, the basic stuff is all the same, but both XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX provide simple access to system fonts, which for beginners can be very helpful.
Oct
16
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
15
comment Citations in order of appearance
@Avi I don't know. I don't use this citation scheme generally. I've asked a new question to see if anyone here has some other ideas. Unsorted citations and floats
Oct
15
asked Unsorted citations and floats
Oct
15
revised Citations in order of appearance
added comment about biblatex
Oct
15
comment Citations in order of appearance
BTW, It would be helpful if you edited your original question to show the actual problem you had, so that this answer matches it properly.
Oct
15
comment Citations in order of appearance
@Avi I'm glad you found a solution (I had forgotten about the list of figures problem). But I think you've just gotten lucky so far. With a citation order scheme, it's still possible to have citations in floats appear in the wrong order independent of the solution you post here. Hopefully you won't encounter this.
Oct
15
revised Citations in order of appearance
cleaned up code and link
Oct
15
comment Citations in order of appearance
Another possibility would be to not have those particular figures float (i.e. don't enclose them in a {figure} environment), and then use the \captionof command of the caption package to place the caption.
Oct
15
comment Citations in order of appearance
I don't think there's an easy way around this. It's probably best to avoid such references when you are using a citation order scheme.
Oct
15
comment Citations in order of appearance
@Avi We only put references like this here on the site so that examples are self-contained. (The filecontents package just writes out its contents to a file.) So you would just have your references in your own bib file managed with e.g. JabRef (or BibDesk if you're using a Mac). You don't actually need a separate file for each chapter; you could just have one big file.
Oct
15
revised Citations in order of appearance
added comment about aux files
Oct
15
answered Citations in order of appearance
Oct
15
comment Citations in order of appearance
@lockstep Well minimally, the entries aren't single spaced with a blank line between them. Also, the standard biblatex style doesn't quite match that basic natbib style (idiosyncrasies such as using "In:" for journals, e.g. ) I'm not saying these aren't solvable, but depending on what the thesis requirements are, it may be better to stick with the natbib solution.
Oct
15
comment Citations in order of appearance
The gatech-thesis class redefines the bibliography commands and is therefore not compatible with biblatex without a good amount of modification. When you used natbib, did you make sure to run latex at least twice after running bibtex?
Oct
15
awarded  Self-Learner
Oct
13
comment Theming LaTeX documents
It's not very difficult to modify document looks. Here's an example of how to emulate MSWord :-) Change Section Fonts; you may not want that particular scheme, but the general idea is the same. Using XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX allows you to use any font installed on your system.
Oct
12
answered Word overlap in TOC with memoir class and part subdivision
Oct
12
comment What measure can we use by LaTeX to control the print budget
I (partially) take back my comment. It looks like there is a free ecofont version of Vera Sans here: ecofont_vera_sans but other than that, the software is as I described.