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


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.
Mar
19
comment git LaTeX and branches workflow
@Dror : The main problem with your workflow as I understood it was that in swapping between branches you could lose little bits of necessary updates to things like the preamble. And I think that rebasing, while "useful when you really need it", is not something you should do very often, as it can rewrite history in subtle ways that then don't interoperate correctly with remote repos, if you need them.
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