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Oct
15
comment How to configure latexmk to work recursively? (PDF Thumbnails)
Bit bogged down elsewhere at the moment, but I'll work on it (the devil is in the "M").
Oct
14
comment LyX — how to insert a dummy newline?
Surely the whole point of using LyX is that it is quasi-WISYWYG?
Oct
13
answered Special cases when using old-style figures
Oct
13
comment Is there an advantage to using LaTeX graphics instead of eps or pdf?
Hope you don't mind, Martin; I took the liberty of making the correction...
Oct
13
revised Is there an advantage to using LaTeX graphics instead of eps or pdf?
Changed 'predecessor' to 'successor'
Oct
11
answered TeX Live manager 2011 database corruption?
Oct
10
accepted How to get started with Bibliographies
Oct
8
accepted biblatex: Different formatting for citations v. bibliography
Oct
8
comment biblatex: Different formatting for citations v. bibliography
Thanks! +1+\checkmark. Worth another +1 for the additional advice, too.
Oct
8
asked biblatex: Different formatting for citations v. bibliography
Oct
7
comment How to get started with Bibliographies
I'll qualify that even further: "getting started" should only be a very small subset of the information given in those nine sections, which together are completely overpowering.
Oct
7
comment How to get started with Bibliographies
@Audrey: I'm sorry, but I tend to agree with Mico. The biblatex manual points me, a quavering newbie, to nine different, disjoint sections. IMO, what it needs is a chapter called "Getting Started" which takes you through those nine bits in sequence, and outside a context of reference material. That isn't a complaint; I realise that the package authors are (a) very generous with their time already and (b) probably have real lives to get on with. Maybe when I'm less of a newbiw, I'll contribute this bit of writing...
Oct
7
comment How to get started with Bibliographies
Thanks again, for the addendum. My Companion has a big lump on bibliographies, bibtex, etc, but it's from 1994 (1st ed). I'll give it a more concentrated read...
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