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


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.
Apr
16
comment Changing axes in tikz-3dplot picture
I took a look at the manual on cm=, and my brain now hurts. Would you care to add some comments on your use of cm= in this instance, plus an explanation of x= and z=? That would transform your answer from an example into a learning opportunity! Thanks in advance (+1)
Apr
16
comment Changing axes in tikz-3dplot picture
I think it's a 90-degree rotation about the x-axis, followed by one about the z-axis, or about the z-axis followed by the y-axis
Apr
16
revised size of page number in footer
added 63 characters in body
Apr
16
answered size of page number in footer
Apr
15
revised Materials for learning TikZ
Undoubled a word
Apr
15
answered Materials for learning TikZ
Apr
11
comment From old paper documents to modern LaTeX versions
You might also want to consider the path OCR -> text -> RST -> LaTeX, if the structure of the document makes this easier.
Apr
8
answered Why is this tree overlapping and missing edges?
Apr
8
comment How to get a 4 by 4 chessboard? Or any other size of board.
And I'm quite interested in the 73 queens on a torus problem...
Apr
2
comment Add more anchors to standard TikZ nodes
@Caramdir: Aha, nice! But as I'm never satisfied, I can also recall wanting to fit two incoming arrowrs on a side at 1/3 and 2/3 of the length -- angles don't quite hack that.
Apr
2
revised Aligning text columns
Removed superfluous column space at left- and right-hand margins
Apr
2
answered Aligning text columns