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Jan
19
comment OS X: umlauts in UTF8-NFD yield “Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:̈ not set up for use with LaTeX”
Hm... lualatex or xelatex do not seem be able to deal with NFD either, at least not out of the box. See edited question.
Jan
19
comment OS X: umlauts in UTF8-NFD yield “Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:̈ not set up for use with LaTeX”
@You: Apply actually does call it a "feature", but everybody else considers it as a serious bug.
Jan
15
comment How to pass \jobname with whitespace to external shell command
IMHO the extended version deserves to become a small package.
Jan
15
comment How to pass \jobname with whitespace to external shell command
Works like a charm!
Jan
15
comment How to pass \jobname with whitespace to external shell command
Oh man, \jobname is already double-quoted when it contains spaces??? No wonder that nothing I have tried did work. I really should have asked earlier... Thanks a lot!
Jan
14
comment How to pass \jobname with whitespace to external shell command
@egreg: Reversing does not work. wc is still complaining that it can't find the file file
Jan
14
comment How to pass \jobname with whitespace to external shell command
This should be easy, but I have been trying things for more than two hours now. So I decided to ask before going to bed, frustrated :-/
Jan
12
comment TikZ - Changing the “z-index” of backgrounds
Look for the background library, on background and pgfonlayer in the manual.
Jan
10
comment Trollface package
I see a trollduck package on the horizon :-)
Jan
8
comment Visual Equation Editor to LaTeX Code
@Drazick I still don't understand why you just can't use LyX for this. It is free, available on all platforms and has a superb math editor. I use it all the time specifically for this purpose. Just activate the source preview window and you can easily edit your equations in LyX and then Copy&Paste the LaTeX code from the preview window into your LaTeX document. So why do you bother so much that LyX can do more than that? You don't have to use the other stuff!
Jan
5
comment Mindmap tikzpicture in beamer (reveal step by step)
@Dave: tikz and transparent probably clash in the backend driver. There have been some reported issues of using transparent and the opacity feature of tikz in conjunction. However, TikZ should provide you all the transparency features you ever need.
Dec
28
comment TikZ node with UML comment shape
+1: I have deleted my now obsolete comment :-)
Dec
28
comment Nested node class with pictogram decoration
+1: This is probably a bit fragile in the long end, but I certainly do like the measure me trick :-)
Dec
26
comment Is there a way to configure pdflatex to make all but the .tex and .pdf files hidden files?
Right, my point is that this very useful feature (-aux-directory) is more TeX-distro than an editor-specific. IMHO that should be clarified in the answer.
Dec
26
comment Is there a way to configure pdflatex to make all but the .tex and .pdf files hidden files?
Note, however, that this is a MikTeX-only (hence, Windows-only) solution, as only the MikTeX version of pdflatex supports the -aux-directory option that is used at the bottom.
Dec
19
comment Turning parts of text on and off
+1: Branches really are the LyX way to approach this!
Dec
12
comment Proofreading a LyX document
@Alex: For Adobe Reader as viewer, the situation unfortunately seems to be a bit hopeless: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/38983/… However, with other PDF readers it should work.
Dec
12
comment Proofreading a LyX document
@Alex: I used to get it running on Windows and OS X, even though that is a while ago. Please provide exact details about OS and version, LyX and version, and PDF viewer. Maybe I or some other could help you with more specific instructions.
Dec
9
comment Scaling a (beamer)poster output
Why not just let the printer driver do the job to scale to whatever paper format you have?
Dec
7
comment Interactive PDF, Latex and Article of the Future
It's just that I hate Adobe Reader and are hoping for alternatives... It's a resource hog and crappy PDF viewer on OS X. Eventually, Apple should incorporate OCGs in their PDFKit, on which basically all other PDF viewers for apple are built.