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Feb
5
comment Bypass % !TEX TS-program =
Perhaps delegating the decisions to latexmkwould solve your problem?
Feb
3
comment Let the width of a cell be set by a picture
Thank you. It's always rewarding to learn from a Master...
Feb
3
comment Unused bibliography entries - how to check which entries were not used?
@Thorsten: Thanks, I've sorted that out.
Feb
3
revised Unused bibliography entries - how to check which entries were not used?
Clarified BibLaTeX only, fixed paren/bracket/brace typo
Feb
3
answered Unused bibliography entries - how to check which entries were not used?
Feb
3
comment Let the width of a cell be set by a picture
Supplementary question on personal preferences: I would have put the \savebox in the preamble (to keep it out of the way). Would you care to comment on that?
Feb
3
comment TeX capacity exceeded with multiple font encodings
On the face of it, it sounds like you need to think about moving to Xe(La)TeX (or LuaTeX) and UTF-8
Feb
3
comment How would you name these fraction macros?
{:-) Because it's one more thing for poor old forgetful geezers like me to have to remember... Thank God for self-defining terms.
Feb
3
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