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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.

13h
comment Include all *.bib files in one directory to a bibliography
@mcwise This probably means you didn't put the files into your local (i.e. user level) texmf but into the system-wide local texmf folder. The system-wide folder is in /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local; your user level folder is in different places depending on your OS. (To find out what it is you can use the command line kpsewhich -var-value TEXMFHOME). Files in the texmf-local folder (but not in TEXMFHOME) require the mktexlsr command to be to rebuild their file databases; this is what tlmgr did when you updated. The update itself wasn't actually relevant.
1d
comment `showexpl` doesn't work with accents
@UlrikeFischer reading too fast I guess. You're absolutely right.
1d
comment `showexpl` doesn't work with accents
Since showexpl uses the listings package, this is a duplicate of Having problems with listings and UTF-8. Can it be fixed?.
2d
comment Two 'maketitle's in article
This is the same as my answer, but preserving the non-ideal practice of putting formatting into the title/author commands themselves.
2d
comment Two 'maketitle's in article
Related (almost duplicate) question: Using \maketitle twice in the same article. The same solution will work for your case. I'll post an answer though because your question is slightly different.
Jul
21
comment Making hhline work together with arydshln
@user59366 Are you sure you are compiling with xelatex? The error you are getting is commonly what you get when compiling with pdflatex.
Jul
20
comment Making hhline work together with arydshln
@user59366 I suspect that this is due to some problem with your distribution. A quick test shows that the basic examples compile properly for me. (I'm not saying that it will be completely trouble free, since there are some PSTricks things that don't work with XeLaTeX but the basic examples seem to work.) One issue is that OTtablx loads TIPA by default, which can pose some problems. But this should be solvable.
Jul
20
comment Making hhline work together with arydshln
If you're doing a lot of this you might want to check out OTtablx a package designed for OT tableaux. Requires PSTricks.
Jul
15
comment Printing references using biblatex doesn't work with tables and figures
@killthepixelnow Here's some more information on making minimal examples: I've just been asked to write a minimal example, what is that? and How do I make a "a complete small document"?. Basically you should strip out everything in your document except the stuff you need to demonstrate the problem you are having. This generally means most \usepackage commands, and certainly most of your text. Sometimes making such a document will help you uncover the problem by yourself.
Jul
14
comment Perfect APA Style Biblioghraphy
The way you've got babel set up, the main language is German. Do you want this for the bibliography and citations too?
Jul
14
comment Perfect APA Style Biblioghraphy
The most extensive implementation of the APA style that I know of is the biblatex-apa style for biblatex.
Jul
10
comment Suggestion of LaTeX Complete Package?
There are good reasons not to install the TeX via the Linux package manager. See Adding a CTAN package to a MacPorts-maintained TeX installation for some reasons why (the specific answer deals with Mac, but is applicable to all Linux systems too) and How to install "vanilla" TeXLive on Debian or Ubuntu? for how to install TeX Live without using the prepackaged versions.
Jul
4
comment How to include Table of contents chapter wise?
titletoc package.
Jun
24
comment Apacite: suppress initials intext? (Sublime 2 on mac)
This should definitely work. How did you install TeX on your machine? Are you using MacTeX? (I hope you haven't installed via MacPorts or equivalent.) What does which pdftex give you?
Jun
24
comment Apacite: suppress initials intext? (Sublime 2 on mac)
In the linked question, the location of the file is relative to a 2010 TeX Live distribution. A foolproof way to find the file on your current system is to type kpsewhich apacite.bst in a terminal window. This will return the full path for the file. You can then open that file and save it under a new name in the folder ~/Library/texmf/bibtex/bst, or put it in the same folder as your TeX document.
Jun
22
comment Equation numbers are shown in reverse parentheses
@Pedram This is not a minimal example. Cut out all the code that isn't needed and make a complete document compilable that shows the problem. Also, since you are writing in Persian you might want to use the xepersian package instead.
Jun
22
comment Equation numbers are shown in reverse parentheses
Without a minimal example, it's hard to tell, but I suspect a duplicate of bidi cause reverse parentheses in equations numbers (Obviously you may need to choose the appropriate Script for your particular language.)
Jun
21
comment Custom separator for CSV import via csvsimple
This doesn't really answer the question, which deals with the csvsimple package, not datatool. Since both are fine packages, it's not clear that suggesting someone switch is really appropriate.
Jun
21
comment Custom separator for CSV import via csvsimple
Hi, and welcome to TeX.sx. Can you please turn this into a complete compilable document that produces the error. When I construct such an example, it works.
Jun
19
comment Set more than one font feature in gb4e
@Stefano Sans serif IPA fonts are quite rare; SIL Sophia was one, but it doesn't seem to be supported by SIL anymore. I think the IPA was designed with a serifed font in mind, and adaptations to sans serif faces are always weak.