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


May
7
comment why this math mode in lettrine
FWIW, I've had a similar problem with EB Garamond, but without lettrine. I suspect the problem may lie in mt-EBGaramond.cfg (the microtype configuration), as renaming this file 'cures' the (my) problem, as does omitting microtype altogether. Using LuaTeX also cures.
May
5
comment Garamond kills bold Fonts
(Warning: Pedantic Comment!) Strictly speaking, since Garamond is an early, classical font, it shouldn't be used with bold characters; just roman, italic, and (maybe) small caps. "Bold is modern stuff".
May
5
comment Adobe Garamond Pro (otf) with mathdesign
@Luigi : Have you installed (That is, right-click on the file, select Install) the fonts from Windows' point-of-view?
May
4
comment Adobe Garamond Pro (otf) with mathdesign
I assume you're using XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX. On my machine (Windows 7), your example compiles without error. Looks like a "font installation" problem. Is it necessary to run mktexlsr?
May
1
comment What is the capital Greek letter for tau?
In a sense, my previous comments, were, I admit, "mild trolling". Some of @CharlesStewart 's "nuisance" is, occasionally, necessary: for example, for \MakeLowerCase{} to behave correctly.
Apr
30
comment What is the capital Greek letter for tau?
@CharlesStewart Oh, yes, the glyphs are the same, but the semantic context is different, and we are always told (correctly, IMO) to "do LaTeX things semantically"
Apr
30
comment What is the capital Greek letter for tau?
Interesting how "they" didn't do the "semantic thing" in this particular case. After all, \Tau means something substantially different from 'T'.
Apr
16
comment What's the correct syntax for accents?
Isn't it about time for everyone to use BibLaTeX and biber (especially those with little or no investment in BibTeX)?
Apr
15
comment What is the best referencing tool for LaTeX?
I've had good results from Mendeley, too. Jabref is a good offline tool, but IMOendeley is the 'least imperfect' for online and collaboration.
Apr
8
comment Chapter page numbers outside of margins memoir
You don't need geometry. Memoir has a complete set of commands for you to specify every detail of the sheet, page, textblock and margin dimensions. If you know what these should be, we can help you to configure your document.
Apr
5
comment How to draw a square of 1cm in LaTeX filled with color?
Overkill, I think, when compared with \rule
Apr
3
comment How to change the order in new commands
At the risk of emulating the MS Word PaperClip, I'd say "It looks like you're writing a bibliography. Do you need help?" Although it's a bit daunting at first sight, I believe BibLaTeX will do what you want, thus saving you the effort of rolling-your-own.
Apr
3
comment Global typewriter tab stops every 1/2 inch
Though I'm happy you're content with the answer, please do take the time to consider David Carlisle's comment; TeX is so much more than just an electric typewriter...
Apr
2
comment Small problem with XeLaTeX
Like @egreg, I changed all the font references to Arial and it runs OK (though the result isn't very pretty). Do your error messages refer to missing fonts? If not, perhaps you could post a couple here.
Apr
2
comment Stylish Class to write a Book in LaTeX?
@Ipsen : According to the PDF properties, it has not only Palatino, but also Courier, Frutiger, Arial, Helvetica, Calibri, and Times Roman. But no Comic Sans...
Apr
2
comment Stylish Class to write a Book in LaTeX?
Or, if you don't like Tufte, try memoir
Mar
25
comment How to use pgfpages for creating sheets of labels
Sorry, not an answer, but that looks like an extremely complicated solution to a relatively simple problem. Is there any reason you can't use the labels package?
Mar
23
comment git LaTeX and branches workflow
That's the best justification for using branches as editions I've seen so far. But I'm glad I don't have to cater for both one- and two-column editions!
Mar
23
comment git LaTeX and branches workflow
@YiannisLazarides : It seems to work for me; I got there after some very painful and embarrassing experiences using branches as editions rather than revisions. The main reason I keep the PDFs in the git tree is that they're part of my formal interaction with my clients, and thus morally (and pragmatically), if not legally, binding.
Mar
19
comment git LaTeX and branches workflow
I have to admit that rebase is my git pons asinorum. On one occasion I comprehensively trashed a repo with it, and often get it "upside-down". Hence, probably, my reservations.