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


Nov
6
answered How should I manage to get titled and untitled paragraphs together?
Nov
6
comment How should I manage to get titled and untitled paragraphs together?
@Tomas: Not exactly. Think of \paragraph as a low-level \subsection, in which the text of the "section name" is set on the same line as the text of the content of the section. A "normal" paragraph (not marked with \paragraph) is just content, which "belongs" in the division/level started by the last division mark, in this case \paragraph. Just like the case where unmarked paragraphs are part of a \chapter or \section
Nov
6
comment Prevent hyphenation and use line break in block of text
@lockstep: Yes, true. I think OP needs to clarify a bit exactly what he's trying to do. For example, this answer plus \raggedright might fill the bill...
Nov
6
answered Prevent hyphenation and use line break in block of text
Nov
6
comment How should I manage to get titled and untitled paragraphs together?
Just out of curiosity, why do you want to make some paragraphs structural and others not? Are you simply trying to obtain some display effect such as emphasis? Consistency suggests that either all your paragraphs should be structured with \paragraph, or none (at least within the parent division). Indeed, paragraphs without \paragraph do, structurally, belong to the preceding \paragraph.
Oct
30
comment Double space between sentences.
BTW, just tried @Andrew Stacey's example with microtype, and it doesn't do this. Does microtype enforce french spacing?
Oct
30
comment Double space between sentences.
@Khaled Hosny: "...exaggerate tiny issues..." -- I think obsessive-compulsive disorder in typographers is either an occupational hazard or a pre-req to getting your licence. Don't know which.
Oct
30
comment Double space between sentences.
@lockstep: Sorry, dunno. He hasn't put any revision markers in (:?), and this is my first copy...
Oct
30
answered Double space between sentences.
Oct
29
answered Is there a good document template for making business cards?
Oct
18
comment Which measurement units should one use in LaTeX?
@maxschlepzig: Yes. \textwidth is the width of the whole text area on the page. \linewidth is the width of the current line, so in a column it is equal to \columnwidth. See this answer: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/275/…
Oct
18
comment Which measurement units should one use in LaTeX?
@Will: Bringhurst says: (2.1.1) "1 em is a distance equal to the type size", so you can be more certain than "usually consider". BTW, I'm thinking of changing my id to "BringhurstSycophant".
Oct
18
comment Dashes: - vs. – vs. —
@Will: Of course you're right; but some of us (like me) don't have as much artistic instinct as others, so it's nice to have a "base role model".
Oct
17
comment \frac{1-z^{n+1}}{1-z} doesn't look very good and how to leave space equal to the size of a given text
Good answer to a bad question. +1
Oct
17
answered Indent all but first lines of paragraph.
Oct
16
answered How can I create a two-column layout with different widths (and texts) for the two columns?
Oct
16
revised How do I prevent widow/orphan lines?
Added further advice and example following comment
Oct
15
answered How do I prevent widow/orphan lines?
Oct
9
comment Suppress header on first page of section
Am I beginning to get the impression that, despite its humungous manual, memoir is a "simpler" option than KOMA-Script?
Oct
8
comment Please critique this “intermediate size” fraction macro.
To be honest, I think I prefer \tfrac, but I accept it's a matter of taste. There might be a very marginal argument in favour of \tfrac in that it doesn't involve a new, potentially non-portable, piece of code.