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


Dec
26
answered What are the strengths and weaknesses of KOMA-Script and memoir?
Dec
18
comment How do I add dots in TOC?
You're welcome. Memoir is a bit daunting at first, but once you've taken the plunge, you've got more-or-less everything you'll commonly need in one manual.
Dec
18
answered How do I add dots in TOC?
Nov
26
revised Why do I need to use \paragraph{} after a \section{} to get correct indenting whereas a blank line suffices for subsequent paragraphs?
Added pointer to another answer
Nov
14
answered How would you do Karnaugh's maps in LaTeX or ConTeXt?
Nov
13
comment What is the default font in latex beamer?
@Caramdir: Oh! I haven't used CM for some time now; I only remember using it "the old-fashioned way" via metafont.
Nov
13
comment What is the default font in latex beamer?
Oops! Dunno how easy that's going to be to get into OO...
Nov
6
comment How should I manage to get titled and untitled paragraphs together?
I've tried to clarify that, below, as a formal answer.
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".