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Feb
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comment How would you name these fraction macros?
I won't vote this down, but those names are not user-friendly.
Jan
31
comment How to get datetime to print “12.34pm”, not “12:34 noon”, at 34 minutes past noon?
let us continue this discussion in chat
Jan
31
comment How to get datetime to print “12.34pm”, not “12:34 noon”, at 34 minutes past noon?
Oh, OK, if we're using floor, then I'll revise the interval: 12:00:00 - 12:00:59.9999 (approx). So if you're happy to call that "12:00" I believe you should call it 12:00 Noon. Of course, using the 24-hour clock is so much easier. (:-)
Jan
30
comment As an expert, can you always use TeX for (nearly) any kind of document?
Yes, but using facilities from memoir (for example, the page layout controls, so I can write on 229x178mm stock). So memoir does most of the heavy lifting.
Jan
30
comment As an expert, can you always use TeX for (nearly) any kind of document?
Well, I do. I knocked together a few commands and built a special-purpose document class which does a \LoadClass{memoir}, and another one for envelopes. They're a bit too "Brent-ish" for CTAN.
Jan
30
comment How to get datetime to print “12.34pm”, not “12:34 noon”, at 34 minutes past noon?
Sorry, if it's only one minute's precision, then it's 12 noon, which is the interval 11:59:30 - 12:00:30
Jan
30
comment How to get datetime to print “12.34pm”, not “12:34 noon”, at 34 minutes past noon?
@HarryMacpherson: I agree, any time is an instant, but if you need precision, tou should add it. E.g.: 12:00:00.00001pm is completely valid.
Jan
30
comment How to get datetime to print “12.34pm”, not “12:34 noon”, at 34 minutes past noon?
@barbarabeeton: Forgive me if I disagree with you, Barbara, but 12:00am and 12:00pm are meaningless and should be removed from the vocabulary of thinking people, I believe. 12:00 should be called 12 noon and 00:00/24:00 12 midnight. 12am and 12pm are artifacts of some lazy programmer, I suspect.
Jan
29
revised Exact centering of full-page background image
Added improved solution following OP comments and icepack on head
Jan
29
comment I am new to TeX. Should I use LaTeX, XeLaTeX, …?
Although I'm a XeLaTeX user and memoir fanboy, I empathise deeply with this answer. If I were starting today, I might well consider the ConTeXt path... I don't really have regrets, but I don't have the time to move to ConTeXt, either.
Jan
28
answered Set page size in mm's
Jan
28
revised Exact centering of full-page background image
added 88 characters in body
Jan
28
answered Exact centering of full-page background image
Jan
28
comment Exact centering of full-page background image
I suspect you shouldn't need geometry, as memoir has its own, comprehensive layout facilities. Need a little time to play - if I get lucky, more later.
Jan
27
comment Unable to search word with Romanian characters in output pdf
Might moving to utf-8 (perhaps with Xe/LuaTeX) solve this?
Jan
27
comment KOMA handling of even/odd pages
On the topic of why the inner margin is smaller than the outer margin, you might be interested in tex.stackexchange.com/questions/42063/…
Jan
26
answered Displaying page construction guides
Jan
25
comment pdfcrop generates larger file?
Input compressed, output uncompressed? Or, perhaps, input vector, output raster?
Jan
24
comment How to specify size of binding and trim/crop
memoir - \setbinding provides an easy way to allow for binding when using \setlrmargins{,andblock} to calculate spine, text width, and fore-edge. It subtracts the binding width from the page width, does the calculation (which may involve, for example, ratio of spine margin to fore-edge), than adds the value back to the page width and the spine margin. The "physical" spine margin consists of the "aesthetic" spine margin plus the bind.
Jan
24
comment Illogical twoside margins
@AymanElmasry: No, the binding is added to the spine margin and subtracted from the effective page width. So if you're printing, say, on A4 at 210mm wide, and you want to allow 5mm for binding, your page width ("visible" spine margin + text width + foreedge) is now 205mm.