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Apr
14
comment What is the easiest way to generate a compact bibliography?
@ChrisH: This is a question of the chosen bibliography style, but sure: Just add \renewbibmacro{in:}{} to your preamble and it will disappear.
Apr
8
comment What is the easiest way to generate a compact bibliography?
@Dror: There is no specific need for bibtex as backend. I just used it because biber is not yet installed on my machine. Regarding the brackets, the 'In:' and so on: The good thing with biblatex is that all this can relatively easily be changed (see @moewe's comment). A detailed specification would be good, though.
Apr
8
comment What is the easiest way to generate a compact bibliography?
Further space reduction is possible by changing the font, the layout of the bibliography (for instance the indentation of the entries) and so on. However, I don't know if that is an option for you.
Mar
31
comment Code-trolling/prank questions for TeX.SX?
The update-tl.sh IMHO crosses the borderline: Trolling someone who is far below your own technical skills is cheap and mean. However, with somebody who knows just a bit about UNIX and shell scripting, it won't work – the virus code is pretty obvious.
Mar
28
comment Code-trolling/prank questions for TeX.SX?
I would not like to see code trolling on the main site. However, I have been enjoying the answers given here quite a bit :-)
Mar
25
comment LyX enlarging inserted images
In other words, the size in your appear exactly the same size as they actually are is (and has to be) of a physical length unit and can never be "pixel". Take also a look at tex.stackexchange.com/questions/4430/…
Mar
25
comment LyX enlarging inserted images
What is the size of the image? From the screen shots, I assume you are inserting a bitmap image of, let's say, AxB pixels. The LyX editor renders it pixel-wise on the screen. However, in PDF, the entity "pixel" just does not exist – everything has to be a length unit, such as pt, mm or inch. So the PDF renderer takes another parameter into account, the "dots-per-inch" (actually pixels per inch) that tells him the assumed physical size of each pixel. It then has to scale it depending on the output device (printer, screen at various resolutions, and so on).
Mar
19
comment Put entire thesis on one A0 poster?
For better legibility, consider buying a duplex printer.
Mar
19
comment Do something on every second page
@Gaussler: You are absolutely right, it is not necessary! The purpose was to ship out the current page (provided in \AtBeginShipoutBox) before inserting the \EvenPageContent, so that the latter does not make it accidentally onto an odd page. However, that was a logical mistake: When the shipout handler is invoked, LaTeX has already finished the construction of the odd page, so new content goes to the next page anyway. I have simplified the code.
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
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
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
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.