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Jul
19
comment Start Memoir's frontmatter on a verso page
I agree with the other comments, about logical impossibility. A verso is logically even numbered (page 2, etc) which makes no sense without a page 1. As noted, perhaps "this page intentionally left blank." Another possibility is to forget about memoir's frontmatter altogether, and manually write the code so that the page numbring and format (Arabic, Roman, etc.) is under your control. Best practice (I think) would be to use a "half title" (there is also a naughty name for it) on page 1, which does the same thing as "intentionally blank" except it has the title alone.
Jul
19
comment how to download and Install Latex on Ubuntu 15.04?
Not just Ubuntu, but any Linux: I advise you to download the TexLive *.iso file directly from TUG. Do this via BitTorrent, as it is a very large file. Then, once downloaded, unpack the archive (no need to burn it to disc). Navigate to the folder that contains install-tl (a Perl Script). In Terminal do sudo perl install-tl. Unless you are sure that you need full capability, choose to install only the least amount of stuff. You can always add more later. Be sure that the path to binaries is in your PATH (perhaps by modifying ~/.bashrc).
Jul
16
comment Installing WebOMintsGD font in Tex Live 2015 on Ubuntu 14.04
@MYaseen208: Got your request for more help, but I see that the others have already provided help above my level of expertise.
Jul
16
comment includegraphics: How to check if PDF/PNG are transparent?
To my knowledge there is no "Tex way" to check graphics. That is, during compilation of the document, it does not look into the image code to tell whether a partiular image has transparency, or RGB or CMYK, has a color profile, or anything like that. External programs must be used in advance. It would be nice if Tex could invoke an external command-line program and be able to throw an error (in Tex) if the image is wrong, according to some crieteria. File that under "Wish List."
Jul
16
comment How big of a file is too big for LaTex?
My 240-page novel takes about 15 seconds to compile, on a machine that is not state of the art. That's using microtype, which no doubt slows it down a bit. Being a novel, it has no graphs, charts, tables, hyperlinks, included images, or bibliography.
Jul
15
comment Errors with MiKTeX
Yes, that is the duplicate. However, the way I solved it required me to update Visual C before updating Miktex. Apparently many others do not need to update Visual C first; instead, it can be done from within Miktex as described in second link.
Jul
15
revised How to generate PDF/A and PDF/X?
link removed
Jul
14
comment Errors with MiKTeX
Even official builds can have problems. About a month ago, it seems that Miktex changed the way it relies on Windows DLLs, or something like that. The gist of it is that you may need to get more recent Visual C DLL from Microsoft, and you probably need to re-install the Miktex package manager (from within the existing one is OK). If you browse the Internet, and also here, you will see that others had this problem and solved it.
Jul
12
comment Installing WebOMintsGD font in Tex Live 2015 on Ubuntu 14.04
It would be helpful if you look through your file structure, and see whether or not files are where you expect them to be. Then, we will know whether the installation completely failed, or whether the problem is with to connection to Latx.
Jul
6
accepted Trim size as fundamental TeX value
Jul
6
answered suddenly stopped compiling
Jul
6
comment suddenly stopped compiling
What kind of TeX are you using? Within recent memory, MikTeX made some internal changes to its executables, and they may fail if you don't have certain MS dll files, or if your MikTeX update did not include evrything yu need. Mind you, I doubt if this is your problem here, but if you use MikTex and updated it in between working and failing, it's worth looking into.
Jul
6
revised Trim size as fundamental TeX value
correct file path
Jul
6
comment When I open and close the pdf made by latex in acrobat,I cant work anymore on latex
Different PDF viewers have different responses to malformed PDF. Adobe Reader will sometimes find PDF problems that other readers miss (or the reverse). The problem with the PDF is not solved by using a different reader. Analogy: Bad HTML code may be displayed by one browser, but not by another browser. The problem is the code, not the browser.
Jul
5
answered Trim size as fundamental TeX value
Jul
5
comment Trim size as fundamental TeX value
@RSchumacher: Yes, I believe that what I really want is the "plain TeX" parameters. I will have a look at the tug link and Texbook, as suggested. Sounds like I must first breathe deeply... I previously looked through the memoir code to see what it was doing, but unfortunately did not grasp it.
Jul
4
comment Trim size as fundamental TeX value
I saw that earlier. I do not need to display the numerical values, or a diagram. What I need to know is the internal name of the TeX commands that are actually at the bottom of all that. The listed commands do not seem to be fundamental.
Jul
4
asked Trim size as fundamental TeX value
Jul
4
comment Install a font local to one particular document
I assume you already know how to convert a font and install it for use in latex (by using otftotfm or similar methods). Your question is how to limit the installation to one document. First do the conversion and installation in your usual fashion, for all latex. Be sure to update the FNDB and enable the Map file. Then, leave the Map file and font encoding in place (those do not contain any proprietary font information). Cut the font tfm, vf, and pfb files from the latex installation, and put them with your document. Move them back into latex when needed.
Jul
3
revised PDF/X in pdflatex with memoir, new xcomply package
New discovery in Luatex possibility for pdfx.