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Jul
5
comment It's possible to remove the internal shading from a beamer rounded box?
@ricky13: Is this what you have been looking for? Otherwise, could you please provide more details on what you try to achieve?
Jul
4
comment How to put a PDF figure on top of another one
@Forgiver: In the PDF they are still there, just have been "optimized" away in the PDF->GIF conversion for the screenshot.
Jul
4
comment How to put a PDF figure on top of another one
@Rabarberski: It's possible to automatically determine the height. See updated answer.
Jul
4
comment How to disable all Vim-LaTeX mappings?
I got annoyed by that as well. Too much magic. In the end, I removed vim-latex and installed latex-box+snipMate instead. I have just been using this for a few days, but so far I am more than happy.
Jul
3
comment Is it possible to adjust natively the size of the PDF file during compilation with pdflatex?
In theory, you could change the compression level of pdflatex with \pdfminorversion=5 \pdfcompresslevel=9 \pdfobjcompresslevel=3 (i.e. maximum compression with PDF v1.5). However, I had tried that with my answer to How to make the PDFs produced by pdflatex smaller?, see the comments: The result basically was that this does by far not reach the compression one can achieve via the gs route.
Jul
3
comment How to put a PDF figure on top of another one
\includegraphics[height=4cm]{chart1.pdf}\llap{\raisebox{2cm}{\includegraphics[h‌​eight=2cm]{chart2.pdf}}}. You might have to play a bit with the numbers, height of chart2 + raise = height of chart1.
Jul
2
comment How to specify a fill color in RGB format in a node in tikzpicture?
Cool, I didn't know before about the rgb:... syntax!
Jul
1
comment Adjusting Vertical Spacing between a listing and its Caption
@Seamus: Sure, done.
Jul
1
comment Hiding particular output files: namely, .aux and .log files
I'd never thought that this would be possible on the (La)TeX level... Having this as a "real" package (tested and working with all standard classes, up to beamer, which tends to create a ton of aux files) would be just ... great!
Jul
1
comment Highlight elements in the matrix
+1 for joining the party late and the idea to use backgrounds :-)
Jun
28
comment inputting a file not from a subdirectory
@RyanReich: Meta-meta-comment: Path separation in Windows is good for quite some myths. In fact, the Win32/64 subsystems (at the API level) have always supported both, slashes and backslashes as path separator; the NT kernel under the hood even uses only forward slashes. The support of backslashes (and drive letters, which inside the kernel are just symbolic links, somewhat like UNIX) is a compatibility inheritance from DOS. It's only the shell (cmd.exe) that insists on backslashes and some applications that use archaic algorithms to sanitize file paths.
Jun
27
comment Adjusting Vertical Spacing between a listing and its Caption
Try \lstinputlisting[belowskip=4ex, ...]
Jun
27
comment biblatex 2.0 to MacTeX package, TeX Live
Dan, please consider editing the comments into your answer. With something in the direction of "I thought it would just ... but TexLive 2011 is frozen, so ..." it could still become a useful answer!
Jun
27
comment TikZ Nodes not exactly centered
Impressive... :-)
Jun
25
comment How to write overlay-specification–aware macros that work w/o the beamer class
Thanks Ryan, I will try this!
Jun
24
comment inputting a file not from a subdirectory
\input{../../preamble}
Jun
22
comment Beamer TikZ generating two slides
Another thing: May I kindly ask you to choose a different username to avoid confusion?
Jun
22
comment Beamer TikZ generating two slides
Additionally to what Claudio has written, you probably also want to remove the overlay specifications from the \path commands.
Jun
22
comment How to write overlay-specification–aware macros that work w/o the beamer class
Thanks for the pointer to \beameroriginal, quite handy! However, the approach does not work, if the overlay-specific part needs to be applied in the middle of the original command, for instance, if the beamer-version should result in \newcommand<>\foo[1]{\fbox{\only#2{\bfseries}#1}}}
Jun
22
comment Beamer, notes, and bibliography
@BigDawg: Hmm, this is probably not so easy ==> deserves a question on its own.