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


Oct
7
comment How to get started with Bibliographies
@Mico: Thanks. That was my first question to them: surely you mean small caps? 'Nooo,' was the answer, 'uppercase letters'. Why oh why is the world so full of crap?
Oct
7
revised How to get started with Bibliographies
Added note on editor usage
Oct
7
revised How to get started with Bibliographies
Exoanded on environment, added addition subquestion
Oct
7
comment How to get started with Bibliographies
Thanks, @Mico. I am finding the biblatex manual a bit heavy on my eyelids. I've updated the question to ask about the precise relationships between the front-ends, back-ends, and UTF8
Oct
7
comment How to get started with Bibliographies
@mas: That's absolutely correct, though I didn't want to bog us all down with too many detailed questions (and there are lots!) at this stage. One case, at least, requires a bastardized so-called 'Harvard' citation (parenthetical author-year) and bibliography style (with UPPERCASE NAMES, God help us), plus separate bibliography sections for {\cite}d and {\nocite}d. I think I'm going to ask everyone not to address these problems here, though, as I suspect they will be better as separate questions, later, when I'm not a complete Dummies in the subject.
Oct
7
comment How to get started with Bibliographies
@Alan: Thanks, Alan. Sorry to hear about JabRef; I took a look at it yesterday, as it happens, and absolutely hated the UI... So I guess I'd better visit it again.
Oct
7
asked How to get started with Bibliographies
Oct
3
comment How can I avoid compiling twice?
Nice, but I can't see a texify in my TexLive, which is up-to-date with everything 24 hours ago...
Oct
3
comment paragraph design and single lines
Wow, crazy prices: $122 from Amazon, £122 from Amazon UK
Sep
30
comment What does 'double spacing' mean?
The typewriters I've know (and loved) have a gearwheel on the roller with the gears at one-half line intervals (ie. 0.5\baselineskip). There's a cam, set by a lever, which positions a detent in such a way as to make the return advance the roller by two, three, or four notches, giving you single-, one-and-a-half-, or double-spacing (in typewriter-speak, of course).
Sep
29
comment How to form braces or brackets used in math formulas around nodes in a TikZ picture?
Sorry, I have to disagree that it's an exact duplicate, as the referenced question doesn't involve Tikz...
Sep
29
comment Best practices references
Hmmm, I'll take that "under advisement"
Sep
27
asked How to configure latexmk to work recursively? (PDF Thumbnails)
Sep
23
revised Free PDF viewer allowing to measure in a document?
added 39 characters in body
Sep
23
answered Free PDF viewer allowing to measure in a document?
Sep
21
answered Including only the parts of a document corresponding to a conditional expression
Sep
20
revised How to find the proper glyph name required by \pdfglyphtounicode
Added reference to texglyphlist.txt
Sep
20
answered How to find the proper glyph name required by \pdfglyphtounicode
Sep
14
awarded  Enthusiast
Sep
14
comment How to include a picture over two pages, left part on left side, right on right (for books)?
FYI, memoir already emulates tabularx and verbatim, and (with study) will eliminate your need for geometry and tocloft...