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


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...
Dec
18
comment How do I add dots in TOC?
You're welcome. Memoir is a bit daunting at first, but once you've taken the plunge, you've got more-or-less everything you'll commonly need in one manual.
Nov
13
comment What is the default font in latex beamer?
@Caramdir: Oh! I haven't used CM for some time now; I only remember using it "the old-fashioned way" via metafont.
Nov
13
comment What is the default font in latex beamer?
Oops! Dunno how easy that's going to be to get into OO...
Nov
6
comment How should I manage to get titled and untitled paragraphs together?
I've tried to clarify that, below, as a formal answer.
Nov
6
comment How should I manage to get titled and untitled paragraphs together?
@Tomas: Not exactly. Think of \paragraph as a low-level \subsection, in which the text of the "section name" is set on the same line as the text of the content of the section. A "normal" paragraph (not marked with \paragraph) is just content, which "belongs" in the division/level started by the last division mark, in this case \paragraph. Just like the case where unmarked paragraphs are part of a \chapter or \section
Nov
6
comment Prevent hyphenation and use line break in block of text
@lockstep: Yes, true. I think OP needs to clarify a bit exactly what he's trying to do. For example, this answer plus \raggedright might fill the bill...
Nov
6
comment How should I manage to get titled and untitled paragraphs together?
Just out of curiosity, why do you want to make some paragraphs structural and others not? Are you simply trying to obtain some display effect such as emphasis? Consistency suggests that either all your paragraphs should be structured with \paragraph, or none (at least within the parent division). Indeed, paragraphs without \paragraph do, structurally, belong to the preceding \paragraph.
Oct
30
comment Double space between sentences.
BTW, just tried @Andrew Stacey's example with microtype, and it doesn't do this. Does microtype enforce french spacing?
Oct
30
comment Double space between sentences.
@Khaled Hosny: "...exaggerate tiny issues..." -- I think obsessive-compulsive disorder in typographers is either an occupational hazard or a pre-req to getting your licence. Don't know which.
Oct
30
comment Double space between sentences.
@lockstep: Sorry, dunno. He hasn't put any revision markers in (:?), and this is my first copy...
Oct
18
comment Which measurement units should one use in LaTeX?
@maxschlepzig: Yes. \textwidth is the width of the whole text area on the page. \linewidth is the width of the current line, so in a column it is equal to \columnwidth. See this answer: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/275/…
Oct
18
comment Which measurement units should one use in LaTeX?
@Will: Bringhurst says: (2.1.1) "1 em is a distance equal to the type size", so you can be more certain than "usually consider". BTW, I'm thinking of changing my id to "BringhurstSycophant".