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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
25
comment Linguex glosses and translation separating across page break
Since an example can have subexamples, are you only concerned about keeping example/glosse/translation together for any particular sentence or also keeping e.g. (1) a, b, c together?
Sep
15
comment Suggestions for making a Jeopardy game?
@dcmst I actually wasn't criticizing the answer, just making a joke about its form.
Sep
15
comment Suggestions for making a Jeopardy game?
I guess you've never actually watched the show. :) The form of the game is that the clues are answers to questions, and the only valid way to get the points in the game is to pose your response in the form of a question.
Sep
15
comment Suggestions for making a Jeopardy game?
Sorry, you didn't pose your answer in the form of a question.
Sep
13
comment Why does a TeX point differ from a Desktop Publishing point?
Whether the Postscript point should have been normalized to some metric measure is a different question, and likely didn't even occur to Adobe.
Sep
13
comment Why does a TeX point differ from a Desktop Publishing point?
Saying the rounding is analogous to redefining the millimeter is really not very apt. Adobe took a completely arbitrary length which bore no connection to any other length or system of measurement (except via tradition) and redefined it to fit with the Imperial system, which given the size of the US market, not to mention the various Commonwealth countries in which despite metrification, Imperial units are still in common use as well as SI units, isn't really that bad an idea. Preserving the old point for the sake of tradition is just that: for the sake of tradition.
Sep
13
comment Why does a TeX point differ from a Desktop Publishing point?
This question: Globally redefining 1 pt to 1/72 in (PostScript point) and other similar changes has most of the answer in the question. The TeX point is derived from the the Traditional American Point System.
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?