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Aug
26
comment Tool for converting maths writing to LaTeX
Use these tools in conjunction w/ LyX --- handwrite into LyX for the bulk of the text, then write up an equation in InftyEditor and paste the LaTeX code in.
Aug
20
answered Tool for converting maths writing to LaTeX
Aug
4
comment Distiller Settings in XeLaTeX PDF
Most of those don't make sense for a program which is simply going to be passing things in to the .pdf un-changed --- if you want specifications like that you'll need to apply them to the graphics before placing them w/ xelatex.
Jul
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on pgfplotstable: use of /.add{}{}
Jun
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Tufte like axis with pgfplots
Jun
12
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Align chapter and section headings after their number/counter
May
29
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Blank page disappeared between chapters after chapter 2
May
23
awarded  Yearling
May
12
comment BA (Baskerville) Math Font from micropress available?
I don't see how this is off-topic --- the fonts were specifically sold as supporting TeX (in case anyone has forgotten, MicroPress was the company which made VisualTeX).
May
8
awarded  Necromancer
May
7
comment difficulty creating PDF of Wikipedia page via LaTeX using Pandoc
2014 then --- I forget what the schedule is and working on some 2015 stuff here at work...
May
7
comment difficulty creating PDF of Wikipedia page via LaTeX using Pandoc
It worked fine on Mac OS X 10.6.8 running pandoc 1.12.3 and MacTeX-pretest --- generated a 145 pg. pdf.
Apr
22
answered What is “%&-line parsing enabled”?
Apr
7
awarded  Necromancer
Jan
30
awarded  Custodian
Jan
30
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Compiling documents online
Jan
30
comment TeX to epub conversion
Using pdf as an intermediate format is a disaster. Loses all semantic markup, many paragraphs, introduces new paragraphs at every page break. Just. Don't.
Dec
31
comment Using multiple versions (allographs) of each glyph randomly
There are fonts which address this sort of thing --- the prototypical Beowulf: letterror.com/fontcatalog/fontfont-beowolf --- the hot metal version of Mistral had multiple forms for the more common letters, but that didn't survive into the digital age. Zapfino does this using glyph variants and ligatures, see my paper on it: tug.org/TUGboat/tb24-2/tb77adams.pdf
Dec
30
comment Is there a visual editor for LaTeX that allows for graphical editing of the layout elements (like margins, headers etc)
Illustrator won't allow one to access arbitrary PostScript code and mangles any code which one persuades it to load beyond editing. Metaflop merely allows toggling some options, not full-fledged creation.