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Aug
6
comment Fix all quotes in a document (pasted from another)
Personally, I prefer Unicode quotes to the horrible TeX quote syntax. Modern TeX engines (xetex and luatex) handle unicode just fine. I am more familiar with ConTeXt. In ConTeXt MkIV (luatex engine), unicode quotes work out of the box; In ConTeXt MkII (pdftex and xetex engine), unicode quotes work once you add \enableregime[utf-8]. I am sure similar options exist for LaTeX (most likely using the inputenc package).
Aug
6
comment How do I make text not overlap layers or otherwise define a first page with sidebar and image-based footer?
This is a limitation of TeX which first typesets paragraphs and then breaks them into a page. So the width of a paragraph cannot change in the middle.
Aug
5
comment autopunctuation not working properly
@mbrok: Looks like a bug in the current implementation. Please report it to the ConTeXt mailing list.
Aug
5
answered Fix content to be displayed on specific page
Aug
4
answered Slave duplicate counter
Aug
4
answered How to do grid typesetting with amsmath?
Aug
4
comment How can I randomize a text itemization in ConTeXt?
I have added an image showing the result that I get (which actually shows a bug in the randomization)!
Aug
4
revised How can I randomize a text itemization in ConTeXt?
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Aug
3
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Aug
3
comment Understanding some pieces of luatex the program
If you plan to provide a patch to luatex, it is essential to read the Luatex manual (which assumes that you already understand the TeXBook).
Aug
3
comment How can I randomize a text itemization in ConTeXt?
I am using ConTeXt 2012.07.19 and I don't get any line breaks between items.
Aug
3
answered How can I randomize a text itemization in ConTeXt?
Aug
2
answered Using \input|texlua… to emulate \directlua in pdfTeX
Aug
2
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Aug
1
comment “Track changes” in LaTeX
@walkmanyi Most diff programs have an option for ignoring white space. For GNU diff, you can use diff -w -B.
Jul
27
comment “+” sign in international phone numbers
I usually type the entire phone number in a monospaced font.
Jul
27
comment Create a LibreOffice spreadsheet from luatex
The other option is to start with an XML file. I believe there are LaTeX packages that can be used to process the XML file (ConTeXt can do this natively), otherwise you can use something from the XML toolchain to transform the input to both a valid latex and a valid ODS file.
Jul
26
comment How good a juggler is TeX?
@AndrewStacey: FWIU, for normal runs, TeX does not need to process the entire document before shipping pages. First, one sees the [1], [2] messages on the console after each page is shipped. Secondly, if page 10 of your source file has a syntax error, TeX still generates 9 pages of output. Even in the ConTeXt example that you had linked to, ConText ships out pages as they are done and does the rearranging at the end (I don't know the algo, I am just guessing from the console output).
Jul
26
answered Create a LibreOffice spreadsheet from luatex
Jul
23
comment Exchange meaning of : and \colon
Oops, you are right. I did not notice that.