85,573 reputation
10227382
bio website msu.edu/~amunn
location East Lansing, USA
age
visits member for 3 years, 11 months
seen 12 hours ago

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
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.)
Sep
2
comment “makeindex” in Mac OS X (Snow Leopard)
This sounds like a shell path problem. What does which makeindex return in Terminal? Also, what does echo $PATH return?
Sep
2
comment Which alternatives to the beamer class exist?
In reality, powerdot is the only full-featured LaTeX alternative to beamer. It is meant to be a replacement for prosper. From the documentation "[...] the start of a new project set up to make a new class to replace the prosper plus HA-prosper combination. You’re currently reading the result of that project.". And seminar is even older, and can't really be recommended.
Sep
2
revised natbib and hyperref for (Author, Year) style produces two links
added minimal example as I'm facing the same problem
Sep
1
comment Biblatex: submitting to the arXiv
This is not so trivial with biblatex. See BiBLatex submitting to a journal
Sep
1
revised \documentclass: undefined control sequence
cleaned up English
Sep
1
comment What are the strengths and weaknesses of KOMA-Script and memoir?
@Marco Unfortunately I also agree about the weakness of the KOMA (English) documentation. On the few occasions I've messed around with KOMA, I've found the documentation hard to read and hard to navigate through. And I'm not a beginner, and usually have no trouble with the wide variety of documentation that exists in the package world. (Both good and bad). When I created a thesis class for my university, I used memoir as the base over KOMA for exactly this reason. If documentation can't be used by beginners, is it very useful?
Sep
1
comment TeXShop: disabling auto bracketing?
No, the question is actually about the behaviour of the TeXShop editor itself.
Sep
1
answered TeXShop: disabling auto bracketing?
Sep
1
comment \documentclass: undefined control sequence
You don't say what your editing environment is, but you are trying to compile a LaTeX document using ConTeXt (which is not LuaLaTeX). So you need to compile your file with LuaLaTeX, and then things should work.
Aug
31
revised How do signatures work in printing, and how can I use them in LaTeX?
cleaned up question and title; removed pdfpages tag (answer tag, not question tag)
Aug
31
revised How do signatures work in printing, and how can I use them in LaTeX?
cleaned up question and title; removed pdfpages tag (answer tag, not question tag)
Aug
31
comment Formatting footnotes as a table (not footnotes for tables!)
I don't think there's a way to put them all into one table, so yes, you do have to set the column widths manually. But having a constant size from page to page will probably look better anyway. Since you found this answer to have solved your problem, it's helpful to accept it by clicking the check mark next to the answer.