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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.

Sep
5
comment Manual bibliography format does not exists?
The wiki isn't wrong. You need to give a minimal example that shows what you are doing. Using natbib and e.g. either the plainnat or alpha bibliography styles, this entry works (although since there is no author, the \cite command yields "Sch [2011]"). Perhaps the bibliography style you are using doesn't support the @manual entry.
Sep
5
comment Authoring an MLA-conforming document in LaTeX?
Do you mean MLA style citations? If so, use the biblatex-mla package. If you mean a paper for a class, there isn't a very good format around, but the following might be sufficient: biblatex and mla-paper making weird headings.
Sep
5
comment linking up minipages like real pages
Another package to look at is mdframed.
Sep
4
reviewed Approve suggested edit on titles tag wiki
Sep
4
reviewed Approve suggested edit on titling tag wiki excerpt
Sep
4
reviewed Approve suggested edit on titling tag wiki
Sep
4
revised How to reference part of a theorem?
added alternative solution. (Thanks, egreg)
Sep
4
comment Use the values of \title, \author and \date on a custom title page
To me, this seems obvious, or am I missing something? Load all packages, then start supplying content...
Sep
4
comment Use the values of \title, \author and \date on a custom title page
@doncherry Not at all. It added a nice piece of clarification to the answer.
Sep
3
revised Set the “font-weight: lighter/ bolder”
switched to fontspec commands
Sep
3
answered Set the “font-weight: lighter/ bolder”
Sep
3
answered Biblatex: submitting to the arXiv
Sep
3
revised Biblatex: submitting to the arXiv
removed answer and placed as a separate answer
Sep
3
revised powerdot wiki excerpt
added author and link; comparison to beamer;
Sep
3
revised powerdot wiki description
added author and link; comparison to beamer;
Sep
3
suggested suggested edit on powerdot tag wiki excerpt
Sep
3
suggested suggested edit on powerdot tag wiki
Sep
3
comment How can I install a .cls file with MikTeX?
For an answer more specifically aimed at MikTeX, see also this question: How do I manually install a package on MikTeX (Windows).
Sep
2
answered “makeindex” in Mac OS X (Snow Leopard)
Sep
2
comment “makeindex” in Mac OS X (Snow Leopard)
If you're using MacTeX 2008, you have a really old distribution. I would strongly encourage you to update to MacTeX 2011. That being said, you don't need to add the binary itself to your path, just /usr/texbin. (Assuming that existed in 2008; I think it did.)