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Old-ish IT Geezer, young at heart, memoir fanboy


Jun
25
comment git LaTeX and branches workflow
While I'm revisiting this, I would add that although rebasing is a (very) attractive approach, one needs very special care clearly to separate the stuff that will be rebased from the stuff that gets pushed out to a remote repo. Ther is scope for the accident-prone (like me) to shoot themselves in the foot.
Jun
25
comment git LaTeX and branches workflow
@jubobs Yes - I was looking at it from the perspective of finishing rather than starting! I don't actually use feature branches à la git flow. Normally, boring old stuff is done on the development branch; occasionally, for something a bit more dangerous, or where I'm doing two different things at once, I create subsidiary branches for that activity, and merge it back in when I'm happy. So my 'development' branch corresponds very approximately to the default git-flow 'develop' branch.
Jun
24
answered lisf of table without citep
Jun
23
comment Really big table troubles
Sympathies. Everything that could possibly be wrong with a table, your boss has done it!
Jun
20
comment How to write a book in LaTeX
My first guess would be yes, but you're going to need additional packages, probably starting with polyglossia. I imagine you'll need Unicode support, so XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX is also a must. It might be worth posting this as a proper question; I know memoir fairly well, but only in the context of left-to-right scripts.
Jun
2
comment Lilypond-book seems to skip included files
Does it also fail if you use \input in place of \include?
May
31
comment How can I make whole document in italics
To reinforce @kan 's plea, having to read italic text in bulk is generally considered to be extremely tiring.
May
28
comment How to change the font size of a particular letter
I hereby declare this comment dialogue 'silly'.
May
25
comment pagenote and memoir: \printnotes undefined
Curses! Beat me by 5 seconds :-)
May
23
awarded  Necromancer
May
20
comment Set author's name in small caps the first time it appears in the text
@Sveinung I think that's a matter of taste. (Not judging either way.)
May
20
awarded  Fanatic
May
19
comment Do different TeX distributions produce PDFs of different quality?
The distributions should not make any difference, as noted in @MartinSchröder's answer. However you may see differences when viewing with different PDF viewers, and on different OS platforms.
May
19
awarded  Nice Answer
May
18
comment Can gitHeadInfo.gin be safely added to .gitignore (without interfering with gitinfo's proper functioning)?
I agree, it was untidy. In the new replacement, gitinfo2, gitHeadInfo.gin now lives in the .git/ directory.
May
16
comment Install Adobe Garamond (pfb, afm) for MikTeX
This doesn't answer your question directly, by have you considered using ebgaramond?
May
16
comment A nomenclature which it can be displayed in a MWE but nothing occurs when the full packages are included. Is there any conflict between packages?
Start with your full example, then remove the package calls, one by one, until the behaviour changes. At that point, you'll have an idea of which other package, if any is causing the problem, and will be able to make an MWE with just that package. That will make it much easier for us to help you.
May
15
comment How to use comicsans only for the text but not for the math?
@cfr Perhaps a treatise(!) on Clown Theory?
May
14
answered Best practice of spacing
May
14
comment How to use comicsans only for the text but not for the math?
Oh my! The lambda looks ugly! You don't say!?