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


Apr
2
comment Add more anchors to standard TikZ nodes
@Caramdir: Aha, nice! But as I'm never satisfied, I can also recall wanting to fit two incoming arrowrs on a side at 1/3 and 2/3 of the length -- angles don't quite hack that.
Apr
1
comment Add more anchors to standard TikZ nodes
One problem I have with angle anchors is that they aren't particularly "semantic". I can recall at least one case where I wanted (needed?) something like "west of the baseline of the first line of text".
Mar
29
comment Best ratios of number of letters per line and of number of lines per page
@dmckee: Yes, I agree, partially, but (sorry) I just didn't have the time to do the necessary editing. I wouldn't have wanted just to dump a copy of the manual here, without trimming it to add a bit of value.
Mar
28
comment How not to indent the very first line on a page in LaTeX?
@Daniel: You may well get a bigger choice of answers over on tex.stackexchange.com
Mar
27
comment How to plot a third variable (z) on pgfplot as a color gradient
Yes, it's perfectly reasonable to answer your own question, and even to accept it, I think, though I imagine you don't get the points...
Mar
27
comment Show pageframe for LNCS article class
@Hendrik: That was just as in "justice/gerechte", not just as in "only/nur". No offense ever taken...
Mar
27
comment Show pageframe for LNCS article class
@Hendrik: Just criticism. I've transmogrified it into a brief answer
Mar
26
comment Fancy Chapter Headings
+1 Beat me by 1 minute! Well done
Mar
25
comment Bitwise operator in pseudo-code
Plus, in the 'normal' representation of the programming construct, they are not, I think, kerned.
Mar
7
comment Insert a symbol at the end of line
@Mathew: Could that be "bad" as in "reinventing the wheel when you wanted a kettle"? IMNSHO, OP needs to clarify what he's trying to do in the problem domain, such as "I want to mark the end of a paragraph" or whatever, rather than in the solution domain, such as "I want to decorate my line with a blob"
Mar
7
comment Insert a symbol at the end of line
it would help us to answer better if you could give us a bit more detail of what you're trying to achieve. For example, one possible (though unlikely) answer would be to use \marginpar.
Feb
27
comment Whitespace in memoir titles
Don't feel stupid: because (1) memoir, though excellent, has some obscure bits like the way it explains what you tripped over; and (2) the only stupid questions are the ones you don't ask because you feel shy...
Feb
13
comment Document configuration via tags or labels?
Accepted, +1. Brilliant. Worth an extra upvote just for the line \usepackage{etoolbox}.
Feb
13
comment Document configuration via tags or labels?
That looks brilliant, and much simpler than I had feared. Going off to have a play with it, back soon...
Feb
12
comment How can I restore Chapter page numbers in minitoc with memoir?
Thank you. Your valuable warning on the last line is duly noted (:-)
Feb
12
comment Recommendations for partial contents page arrangement in memoir
Oops! Yes, I really had a Doh moment there...
Feb
12
comment Recommendations for partial contents page arrangement in memoir
Thank you for that. In this specific case (only), the last page of the front matter is a small list of tables, so there will be no text on the last verso of the front matter, but I accept that that particular page belongs to the front rather than the main matter. The additional empty recto page you mention is, I think, not much different from an analogous empty verso page if the last text page of a part or chapter is recto.
Jan
22
comment Using opacity in TikZ causes strange rendering in Acrobat.
Quite surprising that people with sufficient discrimination to choose TeX and LaTeX are prepared to tolerate the bloatware that is Acrobat... (:-)
Jan
22
comment Why aren't there well-hinted Type1 Computer Modern fonts supporting the T1 encoding yet?
In that situation, if all the answers are equally useful to you, then just toss a coin. But don't leave your answerers without their due thanks and feedback, and the rest of us without a guiding light!
Dec
28
comment Aligning paragraph inside a tabular
Perhaps you could show us a (slightly) fuller example, with the itemize? The structure of the table is beginning to sound a bit more complex than we're seeing here...