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


Mar
18
comment Is there a package or trick to collect all defined footnotes and print them with their page numbers on a certain location?
Hmm, two comments: (a) it works if you use $$ as the math delimiters (but many people will tell you "Don't do that"); (b) Do you really want display-mode maths in a footnote???!
Mar
18
comment Best practice for maintaining change history in tex
and gitinfo...
Mar
15
comment How is bytefield inducing differences between Pdf-and Xe-TeX and LuaTeX, and what's the fix?
Yes. The gap is a PDF viewer rendering artifact, not directly a part of the problem. I apologise for not taking more care with my screencap.
Mar
15
comment Is a “real” Baskerville font available for LaTeX?
@mafp : I wouldn't want to get into "Foundry Wars", but B.1757 consists of just two variants, whereas Storm's has 14 (including specific point-size-targetted variants)
Mar
14
comment Please explain a strange interaction between bytefield, unicode-math, and mathtools
@JLDiaz : Thank you! I'll open that as a separate question. (Later, I'm a bit bogged down now with the catastrophic announcement from Google)
Mar
13
comment getting latex to vertically align all text blocks on a page instead of vertically justifying them
Just put \raggedbottom in your preamble
Mar
13
comment Please explain a strange interaction between bytefield, unicode-math, and mathtools
@enthdegree : I cloned a new from an old document (and preamble). The new document needed a bytefield diagram, which formatted badly (as above). I then built an MWE using the same preamble, and, commenting and uncommenting lumps of the preamble, found the two lines that made it happen and unhappen.
Mar
12
comment How does \\ suppress spurious spaces while \par\noindent doesn't
Terribly sorry, but well fixed!. Hence the green tick :)
Mar
12
comment How does \\ suppress spurious spaces while \par\noindent doesn't
I'm sorry, but in my more complex case, that doesn't work, as \listparindent isn't zero, so the first para is indented. ing everyone's effort so far...
Mar
12
comment Can we have viewer specific text in a pdf generated by pdfLaTex?
Yes, I'm sorry if it seems harsh, but the exploits I'm talking about aren't just displaying sensitive information -- they're about taking over your computer and using it to send spam, steal from your bank account, encrypt all your files and then demand a ransom, and a multitude of other evils.
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)