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


1h
comment Cannot find ecrm1095.mf
I don't know what others do, but I habitually install everything, as it generally saves me from troubles of this sort. Do you have serious disk space problems?
2d
comment Changing the behavior of $$ but not of $
Lovely, but wouldn't \usepackage[l2tabu]{nag} be simpler?
Jul
24
comment Problem with framelines in tables
Don't worry, and thank you for the question. It's always valuable when we get reminded of PDF rendering idiosyncrasies...
Jul
6
comment Possible incompatibility - LaTeX3 kernel and EbGaramond.sty
Curious! ebgaramond12.fontspec is listed in the eggaramond tlpobj file, but is not in the package tar.xz, nor in the package on CTAN??? How is it created?
Jul
6
comment Possible incompatibility - LaTeX3 kernel and EbGaramond.sty
That's it! Thank you.
Jul
6
comment Possible incompatibility - LaTeX3 kernel and EbGaramond.sty
@egreg File added! Could the difference be that I have the otfs installed as windows fonts, too?
Jul
6
comment Possible incompatibility - LaTeX3 kernel and EbGaramond.sty
@JosephWright Added!
Jul
3
comment AVG: Biber listed as a trojan in TexLive 2014?
@ThomasF.Sturm '...a very annoying false positive...' -- but, I'm sure, not half as annoying as a false negative. :)
Jun
26
comment Marginnotes size
There probably is, but I don't know it. But for when we know, I've added a line to tweak the marginpar.
Jun
26
comment Marginnotes size
Ah! the golden rule would mean a typeblock proportion of 1.612, rather than 1.414 (which is the proportion of the page. But I still think your margins are gpoing to be crowded. You may need to go to something more extreme. For example, my copy of Bringhurst's Elements has a 2:1 typeblock proportion. Oh, and I've just noticed your page size - A5; that's going to cramp your style considerably.
Jun
26
comment Marginnotes size
With that amount of marginpar text, you're going to need a wider marginpar (if, indeed the whole document is like that). In that case, you'll have toreduce the width of the typeblock, and the 1.414... ratio is going to make your textblock (height) very short. I was also a bit mystified by all the length arithmetic; if you could explain the geometry you want, I'm sure we could work out a simpler way to do it. It may also be that instead of marginpars, you would be better off with some kind of parallel text mechanism.
Jun
25
comment git LaTeX and branches workflow
While I'm revisiting this, I would add that although rebasing is a (very) attractive approach, one needs very special care clearly to separate the stuff that will be rebased from the stuff that gets pushed out to a remote repo. Ther is scope for the accident-prone (like me) to shoot themselves in the foot.
Jun
25
comment git LaTeX and branches workflow
@jubobs Yes - I was looking at it from the perspective of finishing rather than starting! I don't actually use feature branches à la git flow. Normally, boring old stuff is done on the development branch; occasionally, for something a bit more dangerous, or where I'm doing two different things at once, I create subsidiary branches for that activity, and merge it back in when I'm happy. So my 'development' branch corresponds very approximately to the default git-flow 'develop' branch.
Jun
23
comment Really big table troubles
Sympathies. Everything that could possibly be wrong with a table, your boss has done it!
Jun
20
comment How to write a book in LaTeX
My first guess would be yes, but you're going to need additional packages, probably starting with polyglossia. I imagine you'll need Unicode support, so XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX is also a must. It might be worth posting this as a proper question; I know memoir fairly well, but only in the context of left-to-right scripts.
Jun
2
comment Lilypond-book seems to skip included files
Does it also fail if you use \input in place of \include?
May
31
comment How can I make whole document in italics
To reinforce @kan 's plea, having to read italic text in bulk is generally considered to be extremely tiring.
May
28
comment How to change the font size of a particular letter
I hereby declare this comment dialogue 'silly'.
May
25
comment pagenote and memoir: \printnotes undefined
Curses! Beat me by 5 seconds :-)
May
20
comment Set author's name in small caps the first time it appears in the text
@Sveinung I think that's a matter of taste. (Not judging either way.)