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Jan
29
comment How to generate a table as below?
First step: hold your typographical nose
Dec
23
comment TeX - make copy/paste difficult?
What, precisely, is the useful objective of preventing your readers from copy-and-pasting? For those who really want to copy your work for (I suppose) "nefarious purposes", there are text image recognition programs, or even typists. For others, you're merely providing inconvenience. In early 19th-century England, the Luddites tried something analogous, by smashing looms. They failed.
Dec
15
comment Include Build Number inside PDF
Sorry, but I'm struggling more than usual to understand what end result you are trying to achieve. A 'build number' as you describe it doesn't appear to be very useful, when, say, compared with a git commit reference. For example, it is unrelated to the developmental state of the document, and cannot be used to repeat that state. Would you care to add some clarification to the question?
Nov
30
comment Why does a minipage in Beamer affect list spacing, and how do I fix it?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Nov
30
comment Why does a minipage in Beamer affect list spacing, and how do I fix it?
Ah, I see; so inside a group, you don't inherit what was in force outside? (I appreciate your patience -- I guess the TeX programming model doesn't match my weird ideas drawn from other languages and SICOP)
Nov
30
comment Why does a minipage in Beamer affect list spacing, and how do I fix it?
OK, but surely the matching \begin{minipage} should have pushed that context onto the "group stack"? "... all that context is discarded ..." sounds a bit draconian. Or is my internal model broken?
Nov
30
comment Why does a minipage in Beamer affect list spacing, and how do I fix it?
Obviously I don't doubt your answer for an instant (:-), but I really can't see how, if the nesting structure is regular, the nested groups don't "unwind" in what I would call a "proper" way ??
Nov
27
comment Rotated text box for report cover
I think your university's requirement would make more sense if it were a University of Arts; my sympathies that you have to spend your time doing exotic typesetting rather than science and technology. I believe you could build a good, fairly simple, solution using the xcoffins package, but I'm sorry, I don't have enough time at the moment to show you how.
Nov
19
comment Are dynamic defaults possible with kvoptions?
Thank you so much. I took the liberty of fixing one small, though important, bug. (:-))
Nov
18
comment How to generate robust verbatim bibliography data
@cmhughes Of course, it's still way beyond my TeXnical capacity, but "I get by with a lil' help from my friends".
Nov
18
comment How to generate robust verbatim bibliography data
@cmhughes Sort of. I had an email from a gitinfo2 user asking me to add facilities for printing the changelog (don't remember who, and I can't find the email - sorry). My reaction was that is was a long way beyond my TeXnical capabilities. But then, a few days ago, I woke up at 3:30 am and shouted "it's a bibliography". So I'm sort of starting to write the gitlog package. (Best wait sitting down, but you can have a peek here).
Nov
18
comment How to generate robust verbatim bibliography data
FFantastic! Now all I need to do is decent typography, github hyperlinks, etc, etc. (Sigh)
Nov
18
comment How to generate robust verbatim bibliography data
Wonderful - thanks! I thought I'd tried verbatim, but that was when I was still drowning in all the other problems. Give me a few minutes to retrofit, and I'll almost certainly accept this answer.
Nov
17
comment Problems creating a new kind of bibliography
@moewe : No, thank you, I appreciate that. My real problem was (will be) getting to grips with the different layers of bibliography entry formatting. I'm sure there'll be more questions later!
Nov
17
comment Problems creating a new kind of bibliography
@moewe Yes, thanks, I had seen that, but had a great deal of difficulty understanding the answer (my fault, not yours! -- the example itself had complex requirements).
Nov
15
comment Beamer with Goettingen, xelatex: white space on top of the sidebar
lualatex doesn't appear to have this problem. Curious, though - this looks like it could be a (xelatex-induced) browser artifact. PdfXchange Viewer and the TexWorks viewer both show the white space, but it stays the same size even at 6400% zoom.
Nov
13
comment Various *sty files missing when using adjustbox
Two simple rules for a quiet life with TeX Live: (1) Use the built-in package manager (tlmgr) rather than your Linux package manager; and (2) install everything.
Nov
13
comment Documentclass Standalone - Outcome with rounded corners
How do you want these rounded corners to show themselves? E.g. you can just print square white corners on rounded paper, or embed the page in a round-cornered tikz frame. There's really no such thing as a "page with rounded corners" in the abstract sense.
Nov
6
comment Trim marks & bleed
Plus, if you're using the twoside class option, then the default margins for geometry are asymmetric (2:3).
Nov
6
comment Trim marks & bleed
Are you using asymmetric margins? Maybe your page (16x14) is centred on your paper (a4), but your text block is not centred on your page. Try \usepackage{showframe} for a clue