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


Mar
11
comment Can we have viewer specific text in a pdf generated by pdfLaTex?
I know "Don't do that" isn't really an answer, but the lethal combination of java with Acrobat has been open to numerous exploits, and any of your (potential) users with a minimum grounding in Internet Security 101 will simply throw your file into the garbage, Sorry.
Mar
11
comment How does \\ suppress spurious spaces while \par\noindent doesn't
Aha! OK, I'll research 'how lists work' and report back. I appreciate the 'empty paragraph' problem. But I may still have to go with q&d for now...
Mar
11
comment How does \\ suppress spurious spaces while \par\noindent doesn't
Thanks, David, that's an interesting idea, but I think I'll go with @egreg's for now. The 'real-life' case is much more complex
Mar
10
comment Compile to one picture per pages
If you compile to PDF, many PDF viewers are able to export as a series of images.
Mar
10
comment What Program do I need to write .bib files and how do I use their contents in my bibliography?
If this is your "first learning" of bibliographies in LaTeX, then I'd recommend you go the path of BibLaTeX, not BibTeX, which is showing its age. BibLaTeX does have an APA style.
Mar
8
comment What license for releasing LaTeX templates
@DavidCarlisle : Yes, of course. Maybe in this case, CC-Zero is the way to go.
Mar
8
comment What license for releasing LaTeX templates
@DavidCarlisle : As I'm sure you've observed, the OP's problem is how to distinguish between another party's separating the template (encumbered) from the data şe feeds into it (potentially unencumbered, or encumbered under a different licence).
Mar
8
comment What license for releasing LaTeX templates
The Creative Commons site is offline at the moment, but I believe there is a CC-Free licence which may do what you want.
Mar
7
comment Construction of a Notation Page in Memoir Document Class:
It looks as if the nomencl package might be what you need.
Mar
7
comment Tables together
I believe there are solutions for both of your problems -- two figures in the same float, and aligning the two tables vertically (but I'm not familiar with either, sorry)
Mar
7
comment Tables together
@egreg : Thanks, I didn't spot that particular bit of redundancy
Mar
7
comment Vertically center text on a page
@JoeCorneli Thanks for your suggested edit. I've left the brackets, simply to emphasise that it's an optional parameter, and reworded to clarify the rest.
Mar
5
comment General Formatting Problems
@azetina : Thank you, yes, of course...
Mar
5
comment General Formatting Problems
You're very welcome. For your future questions, you'll be much better served here if you can post the smallest possible example that shows the thing you're trying to fix.
Mar
3
comment tikz - alter circular path with nodes
@egreg : Thank you for adding the picture.
Mar
2
comment Set up a system to alternate between genders per paragraph
@vermiculus Sorry, but you didn't understand my comment. If I can't, for PC reasons, use he and his, I'll use she and her, but not waste my time fiddling about with alternation and having to use yet another macro in place of text.
Mar
1
comment Set up a system to alternate between genders per paragraph
@vermiculus It's still she and her
Mar
1
comment Set up a system to alternate between genders per paragraph
@lockstep That's a much more sensible approach.
Feb
28
comment Is a “real” Baskerville font available for LaTeX?
@KOF It is commercial, €295... for a 13-set family
Feb
28
comment Is there a way to limit the scope of \usepackage?
@egreg You're very polite. I would have said that this solution looks a bit like calibrating your dosimeter with a hydrogen bomb...