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


Nov
15
revised Disallowing line break before dash (en dash and em dash)
Changed visual example of badness from quote to code (monospaced)
Nov
14
comment installing comicsans to TeX Live, Windows
This is a joke, right??
Nov
12
revised Precision copyfitting in xcoffin
Turned \k{right,left} into one-liners with help from @egreg
Nov
12
comment Precision copyfitting in xcoffin
@egreg: Thanks. You've no idea how happy fixing this has made me. Migliori sono i piaceri semplici
Nov
12
answered Precision copyfitting in xcoffin
Nov
12
comment Precision copyfitting in xcoffin
It looks like this is at least partially a function of the chosen font, but the offending sidebearing seems to be "kerned away" in normal justified text.
Nov
12
revised Precision copyfitting in xcoffin
Now I know the right word...
Nov
12
asked Precision copyfitting in xcoffin
Nov
10
awarded  Nice Question
Nov
10
comment Move the page number to the very bottom of the page
Beware of what you wish for: you may have to print it one day, on a printer which can't print on the last 5mm of the paper...
Nov
10
comment How do I measure my coffin?
+1 +Tick --- Nice one, Enrico. Grazie. I've even managed to put it straight into the sums without its own length variable: \addtolength{\worki}{-\WidthOfCoffin{\logo}}
Nov
10
accepted How do I measure my coffin?
Nov
10
comment How do I measure my coffin?
@JosephWright: That's the eternal riddle. I think the divide is between "users" and "programmers", but I admit that in TeX that's also a bit blurred.
Nov
10
comment How do I measure my coffin?
It may not be modern, but it's already a lot crisper than mine. Thanks.
Nov
10
comment How do I measure my coffin?
Yes, Joseph, spot on (a vertical version might be nice, too). I'm sure I can think up more challenging examples, though, once I really get my teeth into it...
Nov
10
asked How do I measure my coffin?
Nov
8
comment How to typeset telephone numbers properly?
About par for the course for the EU...
Nov
8
comment Spacing around image
Yiannis, like @egreg, I'm not too keen on wrapped figures, so I'll decline your kind invitation. (;-)
Nov
8
comment Spacing around image
IMHO, the top edge of the image should align at <x-height> above the baseline of the first line, and the bottom edge with the baseline of the last line. Thus the spacing should be \baselineskip-<x-height> (on all four sides, I think). Dunno the best way to achieve this...
Nov
3
comment How to use memoir change markers without the draft option
Thanks, Stefan, that's done the trick. I might try to put together a patch for @daleif to allow an optional parm to changemarks to override the draft/final document option.