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Nov
18
comment How can I write an English document with a few words of Thai, Japanese, and Chinese?
The second example works for me, thank you. (I didn't try the first.)
Nov
16
comment How can I write an English document with a few words of Thai, Japanese, and Chinese?
@Leo: OK. How can they be used? Are there C70 fonts I can install?
Sep
16
comment Forcing linebreaks in \url
... but URL shortening (a) makes the destination opaque and (b) adds another indirection layer vulnerable to linkrot.
Apr
21
comment Removing spaces between “words” in math mode
@Joseph, you don't have to use it in your documents. I write documents that look the best I can make them, not ones that follow "the rules". I deliberately left out extraneous explanations and context, but it's a deliberate choice and it looks way better in my context.
Apr
21
comment Removing spaces between “words” in math mode
@Marc, I want it because it looks better that way IMO. Not sure why anyone would want the letter x... that looks pretty sloppy.
Mar
18
comment How to write Japanese with LaTeX?
Note that this example only works on Ubuntu Quetzal if you install the package latex-cjk-japanese-wadalab (via blog.mindfall.net/?p=221).
Mar
5
comment Set up a system to alternate between genders per paragraph
FWIW, I'd find that style horribly confusing. It's bad enough in baby books that do something like this. If you want to be fair, roll a die at the beginning of the document and then be consistent. You must have at least one die around, right? :)
Nov
27
comment How to configure Latex to open the last page in PDF reader?
Many PDF readers can refresh the document if it changes: e.g., evince on Linux and Skim as well as Preview (?) for the Mac. Then you could "go" to the exact page you were working on, not just the last page.
May
7
comment What are the pros and cons of using hard wrapping, and why is it so common with LaTeX?
The "break after 80 chars" leads to more readable lines as well. I think you'd be hard-pressed to effectively edit text that was 30 inches wide. :)
Oct
13
comment How to enter publications “in press”, or “submitted to” in BibTeX?
I could be wrong, but doesn't the notes field show up in the output with the @article type as well?
Aug
8
comment Keeping tables/figures close to where they are mentioned
+1 for "don't worry until you're nearly done".
Aug
1
comment How to do custom page numbering
You didn't say whether you have a choice in the matter, but I personally find this method of page numbering infuriating because it makes searching for a particular page quite difficult, since it's no longer possible to predict how much deeper in the document page N is when I'm on page M.
Jul
21
comment Note inside \cite brackets, at beginning instead of end
Ah, OK. I think for the current project it may be too late in the game to introduce fundamental new stuff like biblatex, but I will definitely keep it in mind for the future.
Jul
21
comment Note inside \cite brackets, at beginning instead of end
@Seamus, that doesn't work for me unfortunately. :/
Jan
6
comment Tools for automating document compilation
@TH, look into Skim. It doesn't require that application change before updating.
Aug
2
comment Removing spaces between “words” in math mode
Win! Thanks so much.
Aug
2
comment Squeezing scientific paper to fit within page limits
@Seamus, conferences in my field (computer science) often maintain the fiction that submitted papers should be publishable as-is, and while that's a fiction, going over the page limit would almost certainly ensure a rejection, perhaps without any reviewing (as a malformed submission).
Jul
31
comment Adding a “minimum” vertical space
@vanden: Sure, the syntax would be appreciated. And in the real document, it's a multiple of \baselineskip - I just put in points for simplicity.
Jul
30
comment Setting class options after \documentclass
Hmmm... bummer, but thanks! BTW, the grad school is going to get an earful on this when I fill out their end-of-degree survey. They actually had the balls to tell me that 1.5-spacing is easier to read.