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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
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
Oct
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
29
comment What is the most convenient way to create annotated bibliographies, e.g. in a literature review?
@Hotschke An alternative is to use the \fullcite command of biblatex or the bibentry package with natbib to make the annotated bibliography.
Oct
29
comment About memoir and titlesec incompatibility
See this answer here Examples of styles for section headings for a parallel quote from the memoir manual. As I understand it, they're not really incompatible, but you can't really mix and match their respective ways of redefining the sectioning commands.
Oct
29
comment What is the most convenient way to create annotated bibliographies, e.g. in a literature review?
It may be relatively cumbersome to use independent files for annotations, but with a good bibliography manager such as JabRef or BibDesk you can easily add annotations to the bib file and use biblatex to produce them. Here's an example: How can I access specific elements of a Bibtex entry in my Latex document?
Oct
29
comment Recreating the xkcd Movie Narrative Chart
Believe it or not this question may be a duplicate: Drawing random paths in TikZ.
Oct
28
answered XeLaTeX: xtabular package fails to work
Oct
28
comment Editing *existing* multipage TeX tables in a spreadsheet-like interface?
@Ariel It wouldn't be that hard to remove the markup from the table in Excel or a text editor and put it into CSV format. Then you could redo the table using datatool (which would probably involve only redoing a couple of rows.)
Oct
28
comment Editing *existing* multipage TeX tables in a spreadsheet-like interface?
@Ariel if the data has changed it might be simpler to redo the table using the datatool package and keep the data separately in CSV format. For an example, see this question.
Oct
28
revised Error: \caption outside float
fixed English; typos
Oct
28
revised Adding a signature on an online job application
typos
Oct
28
awarded  tables
Oct
27
revised Adding a signature on an online job application
participle cleanup
Oct
27
comment Polish letters 'ą' and 'ę' encoding
This has nothing to do with polski.sty, which uses \k normally. The problem is that the OP probably used \def instead of \newcommand and overwrote the definition of \k. (Or as Ulrike just said, somewhere within a \foreach loop.)
Oct
27
revised Code to title the bibliography 'References' instead of Bibliography
edited tags
Oct
27
comment Code to title the bibliography 'References' instead of Bibliography
It would also be helpful if you showed a complete minimal working example of your problem rather than just fragments. (e.g. it's important to know what document class you are using, and what package you are using for bibliography support: natbib, biblatex?