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Sep
11
comment Frequently loaded packages: Differences between pdfLaTeX and XeLaTeX
Driver options are required if and only if you want to post-process a DVI file with something other than dvips (e.g., dvipdfmx).
Sep
11
answered Frequently loaded packages: Differences between pdfLaTeX and XeLaTeX
Sep
11
answered Margin kerning in Xe(La)TeX for TeXlive 2010: how to enable?
Sep
10
answered Parse comma-separated list of command names with spaces
Sep
10
answered Comparing MathJax and MathML
Sep
9
comment Which command should I use for displayed equations?
amsmath.sty contains these lines: \DeclareRobustCommand{\[}{\begin{equation*}} \DeclareRobustCommand{\]}{\end{equation*}}. So \[…\] is exactly identical to the equation* environment when the amsmath package is loaded.
Sep
9
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Sep
9
comment How to speed up a large plot?
The question is tagged tikz, so I suppose the plot is generated by Ti k Z or PGFPlots.
Aug
31
comment Recommendations for substitution of non-free fonts with LaTeX typefaces?
@mindcorrosive: If you can't use Gill Sans, then Plan B doesn't really work, and Plan A doesn't exist (there is no free substitute). Time for Plan C—Latin Modern Sans or some other free sans font.
Aug
21
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Aug
21
answered How to include SVG diagrams in LaTeX?
Aug
21
comment What are benefits of e-TeX for LaTeX users?
@Lev Bishop: The registers are from the engine, but you need to load the etex package to be able to use them from LaTeX. Loading etex as the very first package is often a good choice in large documents, since it prevents LaTeX from running out of registers when lots of packages are loaded.
Aug
21
answered Is there a comprehensive and complete LaTeX reference?
Aug
14
comment What table tools/packages do you use?
booktabs is highly recommended, but it doesn't make building "a semi complex table with cells that have to span multiple rows/columns" easier.
Aug
14
comment table notes in memoir
That must be related to your editor. elatex is obsolete and not included in newer distributions since the e-TeX extensions have been merged with the "normal" LaTeX.
Aug
6
comment Where do I place my own .sty files, to make them available to all my .tex files?
Library resides in your home directory and is not hidden (doesn't start with a dot), so its a perfectly valid place to put user-created files. Plus, on OS X, environment changes in the shell initialization files aren't read by graphical applications.
Aug
5
comment Where do I place my own .sty files, to make them available to all my .tex files?
Just for completeness: The default location of the home TEXMF tree on Mac OS X is ~/Library/texmf.
Aug
5
comment Where do I place my own .sty files, to make them available to all my .tex files?
This is not the best solution. There is already a standard user-specific TEXMF tree (~/texmf on Linux), see Stefan Kottwitz's answer.
Aug
5
comment Where do I place my own .sty files, to make them available to all my .tex files?
It is not necessary to run texhash or mktexlsr in the TEXMFHOME tree when the default configuration of TeX Live is used.
Aug
4
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