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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.

22h
comment Problem with crosswords
@Lucy To get the clues side-by-side just make sure there's no blank line between the two PuzzleClues environments. If you want separation to make your code more readable just use a commented blank line.
23h
comment Problem with crosswords
@Lucy Sorry I forgot to add that option to the puzzle. You can combine the cell type specifications, so to make the F cell green just use [][GSf]F as the cell specification.
1d
comment Problem with crosswords
Are you using the cwpuzzle package? If so, post an example of a small puzzle using it and then describe what you need with respect to that. Your second question makes sense to me, but it's not obvious what you want in the first.)
2d
comment How to create this diagram in tikz
Just posting an image of what you want without posting any attempt by yourself to draw the diagram (which is not so difficult) is simply asking people to code for you. Of course, since there are people who might be willing to do that for you, you might get lucky, but you'd probably get more help if you showed us what you have tried. The basic structure shouldn't be too hard, and then you can ask questions about how to get some of the details. Related: How to draw these diagrams (closed contours) using TikZ or PSTricks?
Dec
22
comment How to remove the capitalization of names
Welcome to TeX.sx. Where is your resume.cls from? There isn't such a class on CTAN, and the one here doesn't seem to be the same one. So you need to do two things: turn your TeX file into a complete minimal document (just enough to show the problem, and nothing more) and post a link to the complete resume.cls that you are using.
Dec
20
comment covington with lines as arguments of enclosing macro
Generally, gb4e should be loaded as late as possible in the loading order.
Dec
19
comment Is LaTeX THE best typygraphic software?
Duplicate, more or less of Alternatives to LaTeX
Dec
17
comment Package paperandpencil.sty disables page numbering, is there a way to reenable it?
Your sample document doesn't compile. (It could also be a lot more minimal.)
Dec
8
comment Force font size for entire document
@tohecz No one would care about the lengths of math reports, but these aren't math reports. They are reports of what students did on the work term in industry. So it's unlikely that most of them will have much math at all.
Dec
8
comment Force font size for entire document
@cfr Waterloo's a weird place in many respects: this isn't the math department, but a whole faculty of mathematics, with 4 separate departments (Applied Math, Combinatorics and Optimization, Pure Math, Statistics and Actuarial Science) plus the school of computer science. And my bet is that the majority of the CS students use Word not LaTeX. And the reports themselves I would suspect have very little math in the majority of them.
Dec
8
comment Force font size for entire document
@cfr Hey, I'm not defending the guidelines :). Just pointing out that their source is much more from a business perspective than from an academic one. But double spacing and uniform font size are quite common in e.g. legal documents, for example. They are also widely prevalent in what North American universities expect of student work generally. But the notion of a 'business document' is itself much more ill-defined than that of an academic document.
Dec
8
comment Force font size for entire document
@cfr Waterloo is famous for its "co-operative" education programs where you study for one or two terms and then get a paid internship for a term, usually in industry. The guidelines are for the reports that students must submit after their work terms, and they are designed to conform to business, not academic standards.
Dec
4
comment Controling spacing between wrapped gloss lines in expex
Can you post a complete minimal document with an example?
Dec
2
comment Itemized list side by side with a figure
Duplicate of Beamer text and image on the same slide.
Dec
2
comment Covington Examples Sub-list not lining up
I wouldn't recommend using covington at all. It's very old and there are better packages for linguistics example numbering available. See Numbered examples in linguistics that I can refer back to.
Nov
30
comment lingmacros.sty: Add chapter numbers and decrease the space between examples
I'll convert the comment thread into an answer in case other people encounter your question.
Nov
30
comment lingmacros.sty: Add chapter numbers and decrease the space between examples
Great, I forgot to mention that you also need to add \counterwithin{exx}{chapter} to reset the example numbers each chapter.
Nov
30
comment lingmacros.sty: Add chapter numbers and decrease the space between examples
I prefer gb4e because its markup is more semantic. Load gb4e late in the loading sequence of packages, and add \noautomath right after you load the package to turn off the underscore features. Lots of people like linguex as well, and it has more parameters that you can tweak for adjusting the spacing. To adjust counter dependencies without modifying the package, I use the chngcntr package. For your case and gb4e you would use \usepackage{chngcntr}\counterwithin{xnumi}{chapter}
Nov
30
comment lingmacros.sty: Add chapter numbers and decrease the space between examples
Do you have a lot of code/time invested in lingmacros? It's a very old package, and there are better packages available for example numbering: Numbered examples in linguistics that I can refer back to.
Nov
29
comment How can I draw a relation with rectangular nodes?
These are really simple drawings, and perhaps you could post a minimal document showing what you've tried. On creating boxes with arrows see Tikz diagram: nodes with arrows. On placing figures side by side see Caption issue when placing figure side by side