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


Apr
2
answered Aligning text columns
Apr
1
comment Add more anchors to standard TikZ nodes
One problem I have with angle anchors is that they aren't particularly "semantic". I can recall at least one case where I wanted (needed?) something like "west of the baseline of the first line of text".
Mar
29
comment Best ratios of number of letters per line and of number of lines per page
@dmckee: Yes, I agree, partially, but (sorry) I just didn't have the time to do the necessary editing. I wouldn't have wanted just to dump a copy of the manual here, without trimming it to add a bit of value.
Mar
28
comment How not to indent the very first line on a page in LaTeX?
@Daniel: You may well get a bigger choice of answers over on tex.stackexchange.com
Mar
27
comment How to plot a third variable (z) on pgfplot as a color gradient
Yes, it's perfectly reasonable to answer your own question, and even to accept it, I think, though I imagine you don't get the points...
Mar
27
comment Show pageframe for LNCS article class
@Hendrik: That was just as in "justice/gerechte", not just as in "only/nur". No offense ever taken...
Mar
27
answered Best ratios of number of letters per line and of number of lines per page
Mar
27
revised Problem handling coordinates in tikzpictures
Added rendered image to assist OP
Mar
27
suggested suggested edit on Problem handling coordinates in tikzpictures
Mar
27
comment Show pageframe for LNCS article class
@Hendrik: Just criticism. I've transmogrified it into a brief answer
Mar
27
revised Show pageframe for LNCS article class
Turned it from doubt into certainty.
Mar
26
comment Fancy Chapter Headings
+1 Beat me by 1 minute! Well done
Mar
25
answered Show pageframe for LNCS article class
Mar
25
comment Bitwise operator in pseudo-code
Plus, in the 'normal' representation of the programming construct, they are not, I think, kerned.
Mar
7
comment Insert a symbol at the end of line
@Mathew: Could that be "bad" as in "reinventing the wheel when you wanted a kettle"? IMNSHO, OP needs to clarify what he's trying to do in the problem domain, such as "I want to mark the end of a paragraph" or whatever, rather than in the solution domain, such as "I want to decorate my line with a blob"
Mar
7
comment Insert a symbol at the end of line
it would help us to answer better if you could give us a bit more detail of what you're trying to achieve. For example, one possible (though unlikely) answer would be to use \marginpar.
Feb
27
comment Whitespace in memoir titles
Don't feel stupid: because (1) memoir, though excellent, has some obscure bits like the way it explains what you tripped over; and (2) the only stupid questions are the ones you don't ask because you feel shy...
Feb
13
revised Document configuration via tags or labels?
added 41 characters in body
Feb
13
comment Document configuration via tags or labels?
Accepted, +1. Brilliant. Worth an extra upvote just for the line \usepackage{etoolbox}.
Feb
13
accepted Document configuration via tags or labels?