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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.

Nov
6
revised tocloft recipe to simulate the titlecontents* behaviour of titletoc
added MWE and image
Nov
6
revised Yet another leader dot question and related for TOC
improved code formatting; minor English
Nov
6
revised tocloft recipe to simulate the titlecontents* behaviour of titletoc
typo in package name
Nov
2
answered Can we use LaTeX to make the following figures?
Nov
1
comment Description list with right alignment of labels
@lockstep No, of course not. :-) You might want to mention that the alternative version is only recommended if you have an old version of enumitem.
Nov
1
comment Description list with right alignment of labels
@PeterGrill you should post this as a solution. (It gets the spacing nicer than in lockstep's solution.)
Nov
1
comment automatic generation of list of tables in book/report writing
None of those elements are automatically generated by the book class without adding the appropriate \tableofcontents, \listoffigures and \listoftables. Have you done this? Are each of your tables inside \begin{table} ... \end{table} environments?
Oct
31
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
31
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
31
revised Executing TeX commands s.t. (1) produces empty boxes (2) and no other output
code formatting
Oct
31
comment Executing TeX commands s.t. (1) produces empty boxes (2) and no other output
Rather than reinventing the wheel, perhaps you might want to check out some of the packages/classes designed to do this sort of thing. Three that I know of are exam, probsoln and exercise.
Oct
31
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Linking the section titles to the ToC
Oct
31
answered listings package changes hyphens to minus signs
Oct
30
answered What is the most convenient way to create annotated bibliographies, e.g. in a literature review?
Oct
30
comment What is the most convenient way to create annotated bibliographies, e.g. in a literature review?
@Hotschke Ok. I'll add this as an answer, so that the question doesn't go unanswered.
Oct
30
revised Calligraphic E (not \mathcal)
added image
Oct
29
comment How to create newlines?
You can format code by selecting the text and clicking on the {} icon. It's also helpful to post complete minimal working examples (MWE).
Oct
29
revised How to create newlines?
formatted code
Oct
29
comment Typeset a solidus operator (free variable substitution)
Can you point to an actual printed version of this notation? If simple v/x doesn't work, but the expression has to occupy a single line what would that look like?
Oct
29
awarded  Enlightened