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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
6
comment Expressing capital M for molar in siunitx package
Yes. Using the second definition will then provide a \Molar command that can be used like any other regular SI units. So in your example, you would write \SI{}{\micro\Molar} to get the output you asked for.
Sep
6
answered General template problem
Sep
6
comment Adding a .sty file to the appropriate directory?
Furthermore, you should never install packages into the main texlive directory, but use a local directory specifically for local additions. See Where do I place my own .sty files, to make them available to all my .tex files? for a general answer of how to install packages (but I repeat, don't install doublespace.)
Sep
6
revised Adding a .sty file to the appropriate directory?
code formatting; tags
Sep
6
comment Expressing capital M for molar in siunitx package
Which I quoted in my answer. :-)
Sep
6
comment Adding a .sty file to the appropriate directory?
Don't use doublespace.sty. It is an old package that has been replaced by setspace, which should be part of any TeX distribution.
Sep
5
answered Expressing capital M for molar in siunitx package
Sep
5
comment Creating a package of custom-made commands
Just be aware of two potential pitfalls with this approach: (i) your documents become less portable (you will need to supply your package along with your document if you share it) and (ii) you may forget how things are defined (depending on how often you use them) and figuring out the definitions is easier if they are in your document preamble. I'm not suggesting you not do what you're suggesting, just that it can have its downsides.
Sep
5
comment Drawing checkered torus (doughnut)
I think he wants the squares on your drawing to be alternating colours, like a chess board. (Not sure how the 4x4 is supposed to be calculated, though.)
Sep
5
awarded  Enlightened
Sep
5
comment Increase TeX capacity, as non-root
No, texhash doesn't rebuild formats, it just updates the static ls-R databases.
Sep
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
5
comment Increase TeX capacity, as non-root
And running fmtutil with the new texmf.cnf isn't necessary?
Sep
5
comment Change page margins for one single page inside the document
You could also use the lscape or pdflscape packages.
Sep
5
comment Increase TeX capacity, as non-root
@Altermundus I seem to recall during my testing of the answer I referenced, that running fmtutil was necessary. This seems to be confirmed also by this question Why is TeX ignoring texmf.cnf?. But since this is something that most of us do very rarely, if at all, there may well be details that I've overlooked. I don't think that regenerating the formats will cause any problems otherwise. The only issue is that any updates that require rebuilding formats in the root version won't be reflected with a locally built set of formats.
Sep
5
comment Increase TeX capacity, as non-root
You can increase the memory size locally by editing a local texmf.cnf. The trick is that you need to regenerate the formats using fmtutil after changing the sizes. This answer Memory settings with MacTeX outlines the steps for doing this with root access; you can follow the same steps for modifying a local texmf.cnf provided you use fmtutil instead of fmutil-sys.
Sep
5
comment What are the strengths and weaknesses of KOMA-Script and memoir?
One thing that should be noted about memoir's emulation of packages: it provides a \DisemulatePackage{⟨package⟩} command which can selectively turn off its emulation, so that alternative packages can be used. So for your index example, one can enter \DisemulatePackage{index} and then use either the actual index package or some alternative (presumably splitindex). This solution applies to all of the packages that are explicitly listed as "emulated" in the memoir manual (not to functionality that is truly built in.)
Sep
5
answered Compiler automatically create specified output directory
Sep
5
comment Simultaneous collaborative editing of a LaTeX file
Probably the Google Docs based solution here Compiling documents online is the best you can get.
Sep
5
comment Specifying path correctly for .bib file
Don't use spaces in any of your directory or file names. Other than that, specifying ../../mybib should work.