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comment Why do people still use Postscript?
@AlexG: Good comparison! However, as a matter of fact fewer and fewer tools are able to generate PS out of the box, so what publishers actually get is PS that has been converted from PDF. To stay into you picture this would be C code generated by a disassembler/decompiler out of the binary. I doubt that this is more editable than the PDF directly.
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comment Calling macro fails with error \inaccessible
@jlinkels: I strongly feel with you! Well, you should admit yourself that the error message was not exactly helpful to find the culprit.
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comment LaTeX vs Word; improvements of LaTeX over the years
@barbarabeeton: Thanks for mentioning snapshot! For some years I have been maintaining a project-specific texmf tree for every project that uses "critical" packages (especially biblatex...). However, "criticality" was purely subjective here – I added a package if something did not work with some colleagues TeX installation. snapshot seems to be the missing link to systematically maintain version dependencies!
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comment LaTeX vs Word; improvements of LaTeX over the years
@CarlWitthoft: Just for curiosity I did: No problems at all to open it in a current version of Word.
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comment LaTeX vs Word; improvements of LaTeX over the years
Hm... might work today with a plain document from 2000, but I am not so sure about it in 2030 with a LaTeX document from today. I have experienced too many problems reusing documents less than three years old if they employed modern packages or classes, such as biblatex, libertine, tikz, moderncv. Unfortunately, issues with back-compatibility are no longer a privilege of Word and Co.
Dec
15
comment Lyx: export with tracking changes to pdf
Glad you found it :-) Please also accept your answer (click the tick so it becomes green), as it, well, answers the question.
Dec
15
comment Why do people still use Postscript?
Is this really a problem? I guess your machine happily changes a zillion occurrences in basically no time :-). No, seriously: This is a valid concern, but I would like to understand it's long term impact. So is the worse editability a fundamental problem of PDF ("can never be solved") or is it just a matter of yet missing tools?
Dec
11
comment Why do people still use Postscript?
@percusse: I know the linked question and answers and also quite a bit about PS features. I just think all this misses the point. IMHO, the question is not "what could be done with PS", but "what could only be done with PS" in the context of document typesetting. Is their any "killer feature" wrt. document processing that causes publishers to still insist on PS, because with PDF they could not produce adequate results? I strongly doubt this and think the only reason is: History. The old PS tool chain just works and updating it to PDF would cost money.
Dec
11
comment Why do people still use Postscript?
All this is right, but IMHO misses the point. What exactly is the benefit of having the printer to solve the differential equations? What cannot be done with PDF?
Dec
5
comment Options for tikzcd
every matrix/.append style={/tikz/column 2/.style=red} might already do it.
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comment Mark handout slides in beamer package
Welcome to TeX.SX! Please help us to help you and add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. It will be much easier for us to reproduce your situation and find a solution when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}.
Oct
21
comment Processing Plain Text
@SeanAllred: Done
Oct
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comment Processing Plain Text
Hm... I would probably use sed or perl or something like that: perl -0777 -i.bak -pe 's/\n\n\n(.*)\n\n/\n\n\\section{\1}\n/' plain.txt would reformat plain.txt as desired, but keep a plain.bak backup file in case something goes wrong. If you are using Windows line endings, the RegEx may have to be adapted, though.
Oct
15
comment tikz: mathematical expressions in variable names without pgf macros
Quick shot: (a\the\numexpr\i+1\relax\j). Well, for playing around it would certainly help if you provide a complete and compilable minimal working example (MWE).
Oct
11
comment Beamer: including items only some slides using a relative syntax
Just write \item<+-.(3)> my item. The topic is intensely covered by the great answer of Joseph to Relative overlay specifications in beamer, which appears to be a duplicate of this question. Please take a look at it, if you agree we could close this question.
Oct
10
comment big pdf size due to many small colored boxes
Have you tried compressing of the resulting PDF? tex.stackexchange.com/questions/18987/…
Oct
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comment Showcase TeX Typography for TUG's Calendar
Awesome piece of work! Not my style, but definitely well carried out :-)
Oct
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comment PDFs want to scale down
Intuitively, I would expect that at least one of the boxes should not start at '0.00 0.00', because of the margin.
Oct
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comment PDFs want to scale down
Nice investigations, but behind all that I kind of lost the point of your answer. What exactly are these boxes and what does the output of pdfinfo tell us? Why do you compare to a PDF from TextEdit? Does it not show the weird behavior in AR?
Oct
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comment Converting LyX to LaTeX
No. LyX should not be considered as an IDE for LaTeX