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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
17
comment How can I draw these pictures in LaTeX (with Pspicture)?
The pst-labo package is extensively documented in English, French and German, and there are plenty of examples. Perhaps instead of posting pictures you could post an example document that you have tried using that package. Otherwise this question will just be closed.
Aug
16
comment How to typeset chapter heading on a page of its own with memoir
This code works in regular LaTeX if you embed it in a simple memoir document.
Aug
14
comment Lost when trying to use bibtex in Mactex
What editor are you using to produce your TeX?
Aug
13
comment How do I typeset vertical and horizontal lines inside a matrix?
No, the code still does exactly this for me.
Aug
12
comment Problem with titlesec and appendix
@mike Any time you use packages which both do similar kinds of things there can be problems. The appendix package assumes the standard titling commands, and titlesec obviously changes them, so it's not too surprising that they might have some interaction. But if your document comes out the way you want, then you should be fine and I wouldn't worry about other problems.
Aug
11
comment How to refer Bibliography items in appendix?
Are you sure you've run bibtex and latex (twice) on your file? See Question mark instead of citation number
Aug
11
comment How to use fncychap's style for \section?
@kawing-chiu In fact tocloft does everything you need. See my answer.
Aug
11
comment How to use fncychap's style for \section?
Do your \mypart and \mychapter macros do anything other than place things in the table of contents? (i.e., do they produce any other output in your document?) If not, you should just create new counters and not (ab)use the part and chapter counters.
Aug
10
comment Color depending on section number
Are you trying to colour the section headings, or make the colour available within the section?
Aug
10
comment Two-column text-figure layout with memoir
I don't think memoir (or any of the standard classes) are designed to do this exactly unless you do what @HarishKumar suggests. There is the parcolumns package, which might also be of some help. Here's a similar question to yours: Independent Columns Environment
Aug
9
comment Algorithmic noun plural
To see some sense of the problem and an actual algorithm: csse.monash.edu.au/~damian/papers/HTML/Plurals.html
Aug
9
comment Longtable: how to force a page break?
Your code is using table/tabular not longtable. If you use longtable then everything works, although you get big gaps in the page breaks because longtable will not break within a row.
Aug
8
comment Can't use biblatex-chicago with clean TeX Live 2014 install; textcitedelim undefined
You should have a local texmf folder that doesn't need admin rights, so you could put it there. It needs to have the correct internal directory structure: see How to have local package override default package for an example of the structure.
Aug
8
comment Can't use biblatex-chicago with clean TeX Live 2014 install; textcitedelim undefined
Doesn't tlmgr work?
Aug
8
comment Can't use biblatex-chicago with clean TeX Live 2014 install; textcitedelim undefined
From \listfiles: biblatex-chicago 2013/10/29 v 2.8 biblatex 2014/06/25 v2.9a chicago-notes.cbx 2014/01/29 v 2.8a biblatex2 2014/06/25 v2.9a
Aug
8
comment Can't use biblatex-chicago with clean TeX Live 2014 install; textcitedelim undefined
This compiles fine for me (TL 2014 on a Mac). Check the log file to make sure you're not using a local version of biblatex-chicago.
Aug
8
comment Memoir boxed example environment
For a solution, perhaps the mdframed package would be helpful. It's designed to do this sort of thing out of the box (no pun intended). See e.g. TikZ -The pretty boxes to frame the theorems-lemma-proposition-etc (and I'm sure there are other examples on the site.)
Aug
8
comment Memoir boxed example environment
Can you turn this into a compilable example rather than a code fragment? It would be much easier for people to play with your code.
Aug
4
comment How to have titlesec like behaviour for a Koma Script
I don't understand your comment. Herbert's solution is for all intents an purposes identical to this, except that it uses the built-in KOMA hook for modifying the section code (and so is probably to be preferred; it also doesn't require an extra package). There is nothing added each time you make a new section with his code either.
Aug
2
comment Different Caption-Setup for top and bottom figures?
For placing the rules, LaTeX provides \topfigrule and \botfigrule which place rules (or whatever) below or above (respectively) a top or bottom placed figure. But since the float is put in a box and then placed, there is no way AFAIK to change the placement of the caption dependent on the placement of the float.