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Nov
14
comment microtype settings for dummies
To be honest, I have always just used the defaults, that is, have thrown a plain \usepackage{microtype} to my document and left it for good. I always had the impression, that it makes my text look a lot better, especially in two-column mode. A more than nice side effect is that it often also reduces the number of pages (about a half page in a ten page two-column document), which more than once rescued me from having to edit the content of a paper just to fulfill the venues pages limit.
Nov
7
comment beamer: using \note<> and frame labels together creates multiply-defined labels
Well, I am mostly printing them out on paper. For this, I compile only a single version of the document, but apply this trick to ensure that every slide is followed by a notes page (containing text only). I then pipe the resulting PDF through pdfnup --nup 1x2 to get A4 pages with the slide on the top and the notes on the bottom.
Nov
7
comment beamer: using \note<> and frame labels together creates multiply-defined labels
Besides the TeXnical issues: How do you intent to use your notes in the end? If you are basically printing them out on paper I could suggest an alternative approach.
Nov
7
comment beamer: using \note<> and frame labels together creates multiply-defined labels
+1 for investigations!
Nov
6
comment How can I highlight text before a character with listing?
Could you please add a MWE, so that we have a basis for experimenting?
Nov
6
comment beamer: using \note<> and frame labels together creates multiply-defined labels
Working intensely with beamer I have got so many "multiply defined labels" warnings that I somehow got used to them. I have, however, never experienced any particular problem with them as they tend to end up on the same page. So besides compiler output aesthetics: Is there a concrete issue?
Nov
5
comment Comprehensive list of tools that simplify the generation of LaTeX tables
That sounds like a really interesting approach! Maybe you could improve your answer by elaborating on this in more detail and provide a complete MWE?
Nov
5
comment Comprehensive list of tools that simplify the generation of LaTeX tables
Sorry, but I just not understand your approach. Maybe you could clarify how exactly you direct copy-paste from your spreadsheet into LaTeX?
Oct
27
comment How does “libertine-type1” work?
@Jörg: True! The current situation with Linux Libertine basically is like "DLL hell" on Windows was in the 90s. What a shame!
Oct
26
comment PowerPoint's “Smart Art” for TikZ?
Well, as we are already dreaming: What I would love to see is a package that provides a "generic engine" for smart arts that then can be configured via a pgf-keys interface, so that provided layouts can easily be configured by styles and new layouts can also be implemented as styles. Something in the spirit of the TikZ libraries, such as decorations or shapes.
Oct
26
comment PowerPoint's “Smart Art” for TikZ?
Claudio, this is simply fantastic! I would like to point you also to this question, where Alain Matthes (better known as Altermundus) provides a similar solution, but again with a very different layout. I would love to see all that merged into one package.
Oct
26
comment PowerPoint's “Smart Art” for TikZ?
Kind of duplicate of: High level macros and environments based on Tikz. Well, not with respect to the question, but the answer from Alain Matthes (better known as Altermundus).
Oct
23
comment lstlistings: framed code
@Chris: Does this solve your problem?
Oct
22
comment Linux Libertine package and fonts not working anymore (fall 2012)
To sum up: The new libertine package changes syntax and semantics. If I update my Tex distro, I do not only have to "fix" the code of my present documents, they also get typesetted differently! My carefully tailored 20-page-limited grant application my suddenly end up on page 21. Anybody else feeling reminded of the Windows "DLL hell" from the 90s? Oh my god...
Oct
7
comment Microtype warning with lmodern package and KOMA-script
+1 for a good explanation of what is going on inside! Maybe you can also comment on what would – typographically – be the preferable workaround in this case? Does aliasing to Computer Modern yield better results than the fallback settings?
Oct
6
comment moderncv - filesize of pdf too big
That information is wrong: pdflatex supports PDF, JPG, and PNG out of the box, latex + dvips supports only EPS. I am not aware of any driver that supports PNG, but not JPG. Anyway, have you tried not converting your scans?
Oct
6
comment moderncv - filesize of pdf too big
PNG certainly is not the best format for scanned documents! Is there any particular reason you convert your scans from PDF to PNG before including them into your attachments PDF? I would either leave them as PDFs (maybe size-optimized) or convert them to JPG to get a good quality/size ratio.
Oct
5
comment Alternating formatting within the same lstlisting environment
Regarding automation: Maybe a simple sed script to apply the delimiter around all lines not starting with Prelude> would suffice?
Sep
24
comment How to print the list of packages installed on TeX Live to a file?
I love overkill solutions :-)
Sep
20
comment Enclose an entry in an enumerate list in parentheses
Related, yet unanswered question with respect to the "do not want to mark the end of item by hand" aspect.