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


Apr
14
comment “Inspirational” quote at start of chapter
@cfr OH, now my brain hurts; 'Venn diagram needed'.
Apr
9
comment gitinfo (xstring): tag info does not work because of “tag:” before version number
Thanks for your support! I may well 'steal' this code sometime, though of course, fully attributed either as "cfr from TeX/.SE" or something better if you email me.
Apr
5
comment Replace the text 'Chapter' with custom text in Memoir
Sorry, I disagree that this is a duplicate. OP specifically requests a solution for memoir, while the cited question deals with article.
Feb
23
comment What professions use TeX/LaTeX besides CS?
@FaheemMitha I don't have one ready, but here's a temporary substitute.
Feb
20
comment Drawbacks of the `H` specifier
@wasteofspace Even with brown, it's not a pangram. Either jump has to be in the present tense, or you need more than 1 dog.
Feb
16
comment Latex template for American Mathematical Monthly
@Mico Actually, I don't think it was Windows that added the extensions (it never has for me); the problem is, it conceals them.
Feb
16
comment Latex template for American Mathematical Monthly
@tango I appreciate your kindness in trying to upvote me all over the site, but that particular approach has been foreseen by the site designers, and your work has been undone. We're happy to help here, and all you really need to do, if you feel you've had useful help, is to upvote the answer and accept it by clicking on the tick.
Feb
15
comment Latex template for American Mathematical Monthly
let us continue this discussion in chat
Feb
15
comment Latex template for American Mathematical Monthly
No, just leave them as two separate files ion the same folder, then process the .tex file
Feb
15
comment Latex template for American Mathematical Monthly
Yes, I just downloaded the two files into the same folder, then compiled them with no problems.
Feb
15
comment Latex template for American Mathematical Monthly
FWIW, I have just downloaded the template .tex and the .sty, and (with no alterations) they compile without error (pdflatex, xelatex, and lualatex). Are you able to compile OK before putting your own content into the template? Answering this will help us see whether it's a problem with your content or with your \TeX installation.
Jan
31
comment Is there a script that reads a TeX file and replaces every instance of a \newcommand?
By the way, if you think from this that regex is for loonies, you're probably right.
Jan
5
comment Page layout: problems setting margins and placing footer
Or is this a printer alignment problem?
Jan
5
comment Page layout: problems setting margins and placing footer
I can't see a problem on my install; the horizontal line at the top of the textblock showframe is exactly 25mm from the top of the page. Could you add a screenshot?
Nov
10
comment Space between text area and footer area
Perfectly legitimate to answer one's own question; you should do just that.
Oct
26
comment memoir: pagestyle for index start on second page of index
No, it's working as designed - the first page of every chapter uses the pagestyle alias named 'chapter', and you can force uniformity by aliasing it to whatever suits your case. It may help to take a look at sections 7.2 and 7.3 of the memoir manual?
Oct
12
comment Generating lists and tables of items from commands in the document
I'd suggest looking at Nicola Talbot's datatool package, which I think will help you with almost all the heavy lifting required to do this.
Sep
25
comment Document class for designing a book
Try memoir. I'm a big fan; you may like it.
Sep
10
comment Is it possible to produce a PDF with un-copyable text?
Oh, just seen this: you don't need a typist any more.
Jul
31
comment Selecting optical sizes for all fonts in a family
This may be related to Differences in processing DejaVu Serif between LuaTeX and XeTeX