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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.
Jun
21
comment Beamer, notes, and bibliography
@BigDawg: Does this mean that the (physical) PDF page size can remain as is (128x96mm) and you want to have larger margins?
Jun
21
comment Beamer, notes, and bibliography
@BigDawg: Do you want to change only the width, but not the height of the note frames? Or do you just want to scale everything "as is" by 0.3?
Jun
11
comment Scale all TikZ images in a document by the same factor
If everything in all pictures should be scaled, I would apply the transform shape also globally (e.g., every node/.append style={transform shape})
Jun
11
comment Foldable DIN A0 page within normal document
That is what I have always disliked about UML. The syntax is so incredibly space-consuming; seems as if the boys never considered printing diagrams for real pieces of software.
Jun
9
comment Large document edited by a dozen people
Well, I don't know docmute and do not claim subfiles to be superior in any respect. It's just that this one is often mentioned for the task in question so I suggested to add it to the list for the sake of completeness.
Jun
8
comment Drag and drop image files to LyX
@flow: It works fine here on my side (LyX 2.0.2 on OS X). Make sure that the filenames you give the images are different, though, here it always suggest pasted1.
Jun
6
comment What is the best way to alias a key using PGF Keys
Good idea, way more PGFish :-) I probably would reverse the syntax and make .alias a handler that is executed on the key to link to (test/.alias=tes) instead of the alias, as this seems more natural to me (reflects the order of parameters to ln -s on UNIX)
Jun
5
comment How to black out a figure for confidential reasons?
@ChristianWolf: Note also, that with this solution there is no need to disable externalization for the confidential images, as the generated image file itself is overwritten by the convert-generated one.
Jun
5
comment How to black out a figure for confidential reasons?
@ChristianWolf: Right. I have now explained this in detail.