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


Jun
25
comment How can I generate PDF metadata from LaTeX?
@red The other one's in an alien format; one more piece of (IMO) unnecessary brain overload.
Jun
15
comment Differences in processing DejaVu Serif between LuaTeX and XeTeX
@KhaledHosny Would you like me to add an issue to your github tracker?
May
19
comment Please explain a strange interaction between bytefield, unicode-math, and mathtools
Wow! Thank you for dedicating some serious thought to this.
May
14
comment Disappearing Lines?
FWIW, I occasionally get a similar crash in TeXWorks, but I've never been able to pin it down. I suspect it's related either to large pastes, or to fast scrolling with PgDn or down-arrow.
May
11
comment PPTX to TeX converter
@user29701 Absolutely - I've deleted it
May
10
comment Book style does wrong page shift
BTW, in most decently-typeset books, the outer margins (right margin on right-hand page) are wider than the inner margins. Do you want to do the opposite?
May
10
comment Book style does wrong page shift
Some PDF viewers also have a switch when in two-page mode, to allow you to place the odd-numbered pages on the left or (more correctly) right of the pair. Usually, the default setting is Wrong
May
7
comment Trying to suppress URLs with BibLaTeX, using a simple person's method
Thanks, Marco, \EveryCitekey is what I was looking for, but it's nice to have the biber tweak in my first-aid kit as well...
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.