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comment What is the preferred mechanism for reuse/encapsulation in TikZ?
IMHO the real encapsulation power of TiKZ comes from its key-value system (pgfkeys). Styles are a very powerful means to define interfaces and implementations that can be parameterized, inherited, extended and (partly) overwritten.
Apr
18
comment Make specific author bold using biblatex
Oh :-) Thanks so much!
Apr
18
comment Make specific author bold using biblatex
Interesting feature, indeed! Hope they also did something on the performance issues of biber, which recently made me to switch back to bibtex8.
Apr
14
comment Changing layouts without restarting LyX?
Welcome to tex.se and thanks for sharing!
Apr
13
comment Links in mindmap as table of contents in beamer
Nice! For what purpose do you include the forloop package?
Mar
21
comment Custom format file: How to automate the generation of the “precompiled preamble” whenever one of the files that are used there are changed
@Julia: Yes, for comprehensibility, the makefile works for a single document only that here is called main.tex. You can easily adapt it by searching and replacing all occurrences of main with mydocumentname. It would also be possible to generalize it that it works for arbitrary document names, which would also make (sic!) it possible to manage more than one document inside the same directory.
Mar
19
comment Lyx: Can't change page margin
Maybe it depends on the document class (respectively the LyX layout)? Another reason might be the a package is missing. IIRC, LyX relies on the gemetry package for adjustable margins. Try to do a reconfigure and check the log, if geometry was found.
Mar
13
comment Why does biber increase compilation time of pdflatex runs dramatically (factor 2.8!!)?
@PLK: _"and make sure it does not return anything greater than 1.17", well it does: It returns 1.18. So what to do now?
Mar
11
comment Beautiful table samples
Kind of nice, but I am not sure I visually appreciate it over the zebra-striping. My biggest concern – and this is a general issue I have with most "good rules" – is space efficiency. Bringhurst, Tufte and so on apparently address book writers with no page limit, which is only one very specific class of documents. For many other classes the data/space ratio is of higher relevance than the data/ink ratio – vertical lines (I found then ugly as well) are often used to achieve some legibility with very narrow columns.
Mar
2
comment What is the largest work that has been published using LaTeX?
I somewhere read that Deutsche Bahn has employed TeX/LaTex to typeset their time tables for decades. Maybe they also use (well, used, don't know if this thing is still available in paper) it to typeset the printed railway guide ("Kursbuch")? I remember these things only from the 80s, but they consisted of several thousand densely printed pages.
Mar
2
comment How do I use same figure multiple times?
@AlexG: Good catch, thanks! I have updated my answer.
Feb
18
comment Included PDFs alter Beamer colors
I think I have had problems like that with Inkscape-generated PDFs that contain transparencies also in another context (paper writing). However, this was a couple of years ago, so I don't remember all the glory details. IIRC, I "solved" it by rasterizing, which for you apparently is not an option. However, I never have had any difficulties like that with PDFs from other GFX apps, it appears to be Inkscape not working well with pdflatex.
Feb
17
comment Latexdiff support for Lyx
+1 You could not only navigate between them, but also produce a PDF-diff as output (which is the main purpose of latexdiff).
Feb
3
comment Simple text editor that uses LaTeX layout
You should definitely give LyX a try. It as a pretty decent math editor that combines online visualization with the possibility to either click or enter as commands the maths stuff. It even supports own macros with its online visualization. Note, however, that LyX should not be considered as a LaTeX editor. It features an own file format, but uses LaTeX as back-end.
Jan
27
comment Resizing a table using resizebox raises an error
Ah, now I got it...
Jan
27
comment Resizing a table using resizebox raises an error
Desperately waiting for an explanation of the %grrrs :-)
Jan
27
comment tcolorbox: `height fill` as option to `tcbraster`
+1 for simple and elegant solution! I wasn't aware of the \pagegoal and \pagetotal lengths and wondered, which package one needs for that or if they are pdflatex specials. Apparent to the comments of this answer, however, they are TeX primitives, hence, available with any engine. Nice!
Jan
16
comment install package in subfolder
@einpoklum: That seems like overkill, really. – yes, it does. Until the day you have to rework a ten years old project, work on the same project on three or more different computers using different environments, work with 10+ people on the same project, or just have to pass the thing in a "way that works" to your colleague or boss.
Jan
14
comment Format code listing package
And, by the way: Welcome to tex.se :-)
Jan
14
comment Format code listing package
Load one of the available color packages (e.g., \usepackage{xcolor}), which define the \color command.