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Jun
24
comment Navigate a TeX code using emacs
@CharlesHolbrow I've updated the answer, but unfortunately haven't been able to find a good replacement for the link. What I did find didn't have the details of the key bindings.
Jun
3
comment As an expert, can you always use TeX for (nearly) any kind of document?
@SeanAllred I'm even later with a reply to your comment! For technical documents, I use memoir with a conventional Part/Chapter/Section... structure. I haven't built a special class (though I know I should), but have a giant preamble that I copy from project to project and then increment as necessary. I know that's horrible, so dont bother telling me... :). I also have a pretty front cover built with xcoffins à la Elementare Typographie. But again, I haven't built a package for it yet.
May
31
comment Comma format error (siunitx)
Thank you; all I can say is "true, but strange". :)
May
31
comment Comma format error (siunitx)
Seems like a curious value for the default? Would anyone know why? cc: @JosephWright
Apr
22
comment How do I edit PDF files produced by LaTeX in Illustrator? Fonts are not found
I agree with @doncherry that this is off-topic. The OP's needs are so grotesque he can't possibly be a TeX user, which I would see as the only possible reason for keeping this question here
Apr
13
comment Very long footnotes cause page breaks
This isn't, of course, an answer to your question as stated, but have you considered turning your footnotes into endnotes? In memoir, the command \foottopagenote automatically re-purposes the \footnote infrastructure, and all you need to add is one or more strategically placed \printpagenotes commands. 12.6 in the latest memoir manual. Your readers may prefer "long" footnotes this way, too...
Apr
6
comment how to protect pdf geneated from pdflatex and xelatex
Oh, BTW, and of course, if by chance you're trying to stop people copying, those without a secretary can just photograph the pages (or export them as images) and send them off to the google for character recognition.
Apr
6
comment Getting ! instead of comparison sign < in cases
If I put the $s outside the cases environment, your code works fine for me (though you may want \[ and \] to make it a display, rather than inline maths).
Apr
6
comment how to protect pdf geneated from pdflatex and xelatex
Would you like to share with us what you are trying to achieve? The answer may depend on why you want to limit editing (which is generally an inconvenience for your end user).
Apr
1
comment How to make such a nice table in LaTeX?
Er, round here, that isn't what we call a "nice table"
Mar
24
comment Is there a \ding symbol for a house?
+1 for showing off ! (:-)
Mar
24
comment Calculating the ink coverage of a page
To be pedantic, in XeTeX and LuaTeX, you can chop the box up a little bit further by accessing the sidebearings, but this, of course, doesn't help you get at the position, nor the amount, of the actual ink in the glyph.
Mar
21
comment Use of Spanish in Babel results in unwanted text in final document
I ran your full MWE, which has \documentclass and \begin{document} 'in the right places', plus just the title page, and it appears to work perfectly.
Feb
19
comment Use courier font inline on text
@Iplodman Oops! I'd recommend Inconsolata
Feb
3
comment node distance=6mm and 25mm?
Happy to see that, even though the result is a mess, the connections still work! (Almost)
Feb
1
comment How to draw this picture in TikZ?
TikZ is a bit frightening at first sight (just the page counter in the pdf freaks me out on its own!), but don't be put off. Have a try, and if you get into difficulties, bring them back here and there are lots of clever people who should be able to help.
Jan
19
comment Selecting optical sizes for all fonts in a family
I need to revise my earlier comment. I had checked SemiBold against Bold, and of course they were different! With XeTeX using the default choices for bold and italic, you don't need to specify the sizes for each feature -- a single set of size specifications works. (Though I use font names, rather than font filenames). With LuaTeX, the results from the two idioms differ, and both differ from XeTeX. As I'm a XeTeX user, I don't plan to investigate the LuaTeX side further. (This year, anyway)
Jan
18
comment Selecting optical sizes for all fonts in a family
+1! "... specify the font for each feature ..." came as such an unpleasant surprise that I actually checked it out (with XeLaTeX), and can confirm that the results are different. Surprising, too is that all the fonts are embedded in the pdf, even though some of them are not used (in the single-sizefeatures case). Hmm.
Jan
17
comment TikZ: How do I occasionally suppress the join option?
Thank you. It's an ingenious option, but unfortunately doesn't fulfil my original aim, only hinted at in the question: uncluttered source code.
Jan
17
comment TikZ: How do I occasionally suppress the join option?
@MarkWibrow Hmm, I hadn't really considered open heart surgery on TikZ, but it's an idea!!! It works like a charm; if you'd care to make it an answer, it's the leading accept candidate!