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


Apr
23
comment Aligning multiple tables
@dingo_d: The little guy with obsessive-compulsive disorder who lives in the north-east corner of my brain tells me that "typography is important everywhere". Keep smiling...
Apr
23
comment Aligning multiple tables
As a complement to all this, you might want to follow the lead of many eminent typographers, and eliminate the vertical lines altogether...
Apr
22
comment How does one detect whether one is in the preamble or not?
@Jack Schmidt: My feelings exactly. Sometimes it's a great learning experience to take an answer like @Villemoes' and adapt it to one's exact needs; sometimes "life's too short" and a regular old hammer out' the toolbox is what you need.
Apr
20
comment Image from \includegraphics showing up in wrong location?
I'd vote this up twice if I could; once for the answer, then a second vote for "Wait until the rough draft is finished"
Apr
20
comment Node below and left of another node in TikZ
@Seamus: Sacramental mysteries of the TikZ priesthood (;-»)
Apr
20
comment fancy text boxes like in Redhat documentation or mercurial book
+1 for bclogo; brilliant!
Apr
17
comment Changing axes in tikz-3dplot picture
Thank you very much. That clarifies it considerably.
Apr
16
comment Changing axes in tikz-3dplot picture
I took a look at the manual on cm=, and my brain now hurts. Would you care to add some comments on your use of cm= in this instance, plus an explanation of x= and z=? That would transform your answer from an example into a learning opportunity! Thanks in advance (+1)
Apr
16
comment Changing axes in tikz-3dplot picture
I think it's a 90-degree rotation about the x-axis, followed by one about the z-axis, or about the z-axis followed by the y-axis
Apr
11
comment From old paper documents to modern LaTeX versions
You might also want to consider the path OCR -> text -> RST -> LaTeX, if the structure of the document makes this easier.
Apr
8
comment How to get a 4 by 4 chessboard? Or any other size of board.
And I'm quite interested in the 73 queens on a torus problem...
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.