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


May
12
comment Vertical lines are being broken up (disrupted) by the horizontal booktabs lines
To reinforce @Joseph Wright, Simon Fear does say, pretty clearly, that vertical lines in tables are a typographic abomination. My guess would be that if you want vertical lines, then booktabs isn't for you.
May
11
comment How can I draw the outline of a path in tikz?
First-class answer!
May
9
comment If pagestyle equal to… — How should I ask it?
Perhaps you could tell us a little more about what you want to achieve? To my admittedly old blinkered way of thinking, "the document commands the pagestyle", yet you are asking that "the pagestyle commands the document". Some of us may find that a bit of a strange new idea; I'm sure we'd all like to understand it better.
May
8
comment Remove colon in the caption of a figure if the caption is empty
yes, that's a reasonable assumption, but we're all "old friends" here (including you) so we save a bit of time, space, and life-keystrokes by taking the politeness as a given... Welcome.
May
6
comment Drawing polyhedra using TikZ with semi-transparent and shading effect
Definitely the way to go. +1
May
2
revised Alternating offsets for logical pages within larger physical pages
Added link to another question
May
2
answered Alternating offsets for logical pages within larger physical pages
May
1
comment How can I force ToC not to end with a chapter?
@Alan: Oops, Senior Moment Alert! @Herbert: Terribly sorry.
May
1
comment How can I force ToC not to end with a chapter?
Martin's answers normally do. (:-)
Apr
29
comment Emphasize first line of paragraph in LaTeX
Rather than highlighting the first line, have you considered highlighting the first idea, as expounded under \newthought on ~page 21 of the tufte-latex example book, or by using the \(sub)paragraph{} commands?
Apr
24
answered Aligning TikZ trees with other nodes
Apr
23
comment Aligning multiple tables
@dingo_d: The little guy with obsessive-compulsive disorder who lives in the north-east corner of my brain tells me that "typography is important everywhere". Keep smiling...
Apr
23
comment Aligning multiple tables
As a complement to all this, you might want to follow the lead of many eminent typographers, and eliminate the vertical lines altogether...
Apr
22
comment How does one detect whether one is in the preamble or not?
@Jack Schmidt: My feelings exactly. Sometimes it's a great learning experience to take an answer like @Villemoes' and adapt it to one's exact needs; sometimes "life's too short" and a regular old hammer out' the toolbox is what you need.
Apr
21
answered How does one detect whether one is in the preamble or not?
Apr
20
comment Image from \includegraphics showing up in wrong location?
I'd vote this up twice if I could; once for the answer, then a second vote for "Wait until the rough draft is finished"
Apr
20
comment Node below and left of another node in TikZ
@Seamus: Sacramental mysteries of the TikZ priesthood (;-»)
Apr
20
comment fancy text boxes like in Redhat documentation or mercurial book
+1 for bclogo; brilliant!
Apr
20
answered Node below and left of another node in TikZ
Apr
17
comment Changing axes in tikz-3dplot picture
Thank you very much. That clarifies it considerably.