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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.

Aug
25
comment Controlling placement of package warnings in the log
I guess my question wasn't so clear :-) I was assuming from inside the class itself; you were assuming from inside a user document. I've clarified the question for posterity.
Aug
25
revised Controlling placement of package warnings in the log
clarified question
Aug
25
comment Controlling placement of package warnings in the log
Thanks. I discovered this too, after I posted the question, but I thought I'd let someone else answer. In fact, in my case it's not really necessary to redefine \ClassWarning, but simply to wrap it in \AtEndDocument. I think this is about as exact as we'll get. I'll wait to see if anyone else has a different solution.
Aug
25
comment Controlling placement of package warnings in the log
Thanks for the comment, but since this is a class file that will be used by many different users, I want to control the placement myself as much as possible.
Aug
25
asked Controlling placement of package warnings in the log
Aug
25
comment Words scattered randomly in on coverpage
Related question? Wordle-like word clouds.
Aug
25
comment Why did they put PDF titling in the hyperref package?
I don't know if this question really has an answer. The hyperref package is written by Sebastian Rahtz and Heiko Oberdiek, although I think it's mainly Heiko's project now, so there isn't really a "they". Many of his packages make use of specific properties of pdf, presumably because of his interest in and knowledge of pdf, and that's probably why he put it into the package.
Aug
25
comment How to translate and rotate the heading of landscaped pages?
Leo: I came back to this question to solve a problem that a student discovered with my thesis class, so now I've finally got around to voting for this question again. I'm actually going to include it into my thesis class; it's a very nice solution. Thanks.
Aug
24
awarded  Analytical
Aug
24
revised mactex wiki excerpt
added link; fixed summary rejected by mistake
Aug
24
revised mactex wiki description
added link; fixed summary rejected by mistake
Aug
24
suggested suggested edit on mactex tag wiki
Aug
24
suggested suggested edit on mactex tag wiki excerpt
Aug
24
reviewed Reject suggested edit on mactex tag wiki excerpt
Aug
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on mactex tag wiki
Aug
24
wiki created mactex excerpt
Aug
24
revised Use the values of \title, \author and \date on a custom title page
expanded answer to explain more; added link
Aug
24
comment Create context sensitive headings
You might want to turn this into a package and put it on CTAN. Here are some links about that: How can I contribute to CTAN?; What is good practice when preparing a package for CTAN:; Also, if you're unfamiliar with how packages are constructed texdoc clsguide will give you a good overview of their basic structure, and useful commands.
Aug
23
revised Add equations to text
Fixed title, edited tags
Aug
23
answered How to draw stack diagram with TiKz?