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Mar
18
comment Using pgfmultipartnode and its parameters (in pgflibraryshapes.callouts.code.tex)
Nice! Even if it is a bit lengthy: With respect to longevity, please include the patch also in your answer.
Mar
18
comment Do something on every second page
I would use \value{page} instead of \thepage, as the latter may return roman numbers or other kinds of fancy formatting. See what-is-the-proper-method-of-accessing-a-counter
Mar
17
comment Do something on every second page
Well, thinking a bit more about it, that is basically the same approach as suggested by Uwe. It is just based on other packages.
Mar
17
answered Do something on every second page
Mar
17
comment Inkscape SVG with opacity exported to PDF in pdflatex document not displayed correctly on Mac OS X
@xlr8t: Or maybe one of pdflatex, as the Inkscape image itself renders fine? Sorry, but I don't really know. However, given the printing problems on many printers when using transparencies, I have made it a habit to rasterize the respective images.
Mar
17
revised Inkscape SVG with opacity exported to PDF in pdflatex document not displayed correctly on Mac OS X
added 48 characters in body
Mar
17
answered Inkscape SVG with opacity exported to PDF in pdflatex document not displayed correctly on Mac OS X
Mar
11
comment How can I highlight text before a character with listing?
Wow, you are such a hacker :-)
Mar
6
comment Using opacity in TikZ makes the entire page become “more coarse” when printed
@luigi: Apparently ps2pdf13 is a script that just calls another script ps2pdfwr -dCompatibilityLevel=1.3, but does not pass any further options to it. ps2pdfwr eventually invokes ghostscript to do the covnersion. However, ps2pdfwrsupports options, so ps2pdfwr -dCompatibilityLevel=1.3 -dColorImageResolution=300 (or any of the other ghostscript options) may do it.
Mar
5
comment Using opacity in TikZ makes the entire page become “more coarse” when printed
@luigi, I currently don't have a computer at hand, but dPDFSETTINGS=/prepress usually gives good results.
Feb
22
awarded  Yearling
Feb
18
comment LatexIt: how to include code?
Your example works well here, please provide us the complete preamble template and body.
Feb
18
comment LatexIt: how to include code?
@egreg LaTeXIt can pretty well be used for general LaTeX compilation as long as the result is just a single page. I have used it quite a lot for including TikZ images and listings into my Keynote presentations. The point is the body/preamble templates, which have to be set up to include the respective packages.
Feb
16
comment How to customize block in Beamer
Take a look into the tcolorbox package.
Feb
16
comment Way to remember LaTeX commands
Most packages provide a pretty good documentation, which I open with texdoc <package>. For the LaTeX kernel, this is IMHO not the case, so I just google for it. I have basically stopped looking things up in books.
Feb
13
comment Why does the Animate package inflate the file size of all of my externalized TikZ pictures?
+1 Well investigated!
Feb
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
10
answered “Killmargins” package?
Feb
10
comment “Killmargins” package?
@Ruedi: Please add the MWE to your question, here in a comment it is unlikely found.
Feb
10
comment Nice scientific pictures show off
Sorry, but still unclear what "related to science" means. Does this include "school book illustrations"? Maybe you could give some counter-examples? For instance, I would consider rolling of π or the transformer as well as many of the geometry figures as "school book" illustrations. It's not that I don't like them – I just would like to understand the scope of the question.