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Dec
19
comment TikZ picture wrecks page on Adobe Reader
@ThomasF.Sturm: A beautiful manual, indeed! One thing that caught my eye is the footnote on p. 192: "The reason is that I am to dumb to catch the current color at the split point. If you know the trick, let me know." Well, I don't know it either, but why don't you just ask for it here?
Dec
18
comment TikZ picture wrecks page on Adobe Reader
@ThomasF.Sturm: Yep, there is a price to pay – but if people have to get that thesis out of this #@$#& picky printer tonight, they usually don't mind it :-) However, an effective growth by factor 40 is pretty extreme, I never experienced that. Is your PDF basically a PDF shading test case?
Dec
18
comment Is there any LaTeX editor allowing you to tab through curly braces?
VIM supports the TextMate snippet syntax vie the snipMate plugin.
Dec
16
comment How to highlight table rows by colors in Beamer
Welcome to tex.se! I appreciate the effort you have put into your answer, however, I don't see yet how it addresses the OPs question. AFAIU, the question was about row-wise highlighting on subsequent slides using beamer overlays (e.g., slide 1: all rows are black, slide 2: row 1 is red, slide 3: row 2 is red, ...).
Dec
10
comment Adapt labelling facilities of listings package
Thanks for sharing this with us!
Dec
10
comment How to change font size of year in natbib's author-year citations?
Well carried out hacking... which underlines the fact that the move to biblatex might eventually be the way to go.
Dec
8
comment Footnotemark in caption of listing causing problem
Have you tried \protect\footnotemark?
Dec
8
comment Are there good books retracing the history of (La)TeX?
I am not aware of any book in this respect and I am not sure if there is enough "in it" to make it a book. To me, this sounds more like a good topic for a thesis in the humanities. So you might want want to try looking for BA/MA theses in this respect.
Dec
7
comment White-colored text and black background using the article class
Excuse be, but could you please give some justification for the "without use of extra package"? Why exactly do you dismiss existing solutions in existing packages? I mean, the whole point of LaTeX packages is modularity and composability for reuse and separation of concerns. So why instead you want reinventing the wheel?
Dec
4
comment Fancy header in bibliography
@Kurt Or just group it, so that the redefinition remains local.
Nov
29
comment LaTeX - a single code listing over multiple pages
@Cv4: To my understanding, this does not solve the OP's question. The point is the breaking across page boundaries.
Nov
29
comment LaTeX - a single code listing over multiple pages
@DušanRychnovský: No, as it is still a float.
Nov
28
comment Standalone package advanced conversion options inside LaTeX source file
I just guess @MartinScharrer is kind of busy these days. I am pretty sure he will provide a definite answer, eventually.
Nov
23
comment Why does \numexpr integer division round rather than truncate?
Oh... I wasn't aware of the fact that it does round. Quite counterintuitive – and good to know.
Nov
23
comment Spotcolor bleeds into the surrounding
Cool! I always had considered it more than ridiculus that I could create professional color-print publications with LaTeX and TiKZ. You have done the community a big favor!
Nov
21
comment How to make pdfLaTeX multithreaded when `--shell-escape` is enabled?
What OS are you using? At least on UNIX-like systems it may be enough to end the command line passed to \write18 with an ampersand character (&) to have the shell spawn a new process for the external command.
Nov
20
comment one and the same command for different outputs depending on position in document
Sure, there is. However, I am not sure what exactly you are asking here. (1) Are you interested in learning how something like that could be implemented, or (2) is this a specific problem you need a solution for. In the latter case, I would suggest to use some existing package. Use, for example, the acronym package and then do a \preto{\part}{\acresetall} (\preto is from the etoolbox package) to have all acronyms reset at every part. There might be other packages that are even better suited.
Nov
20
comment one and the same command for different outputs depending on position in document
\newcommand\Einstein{Albert Einstein (1879-1955)\xdef\Einstein{Einstein}} would be such a macro that redefines itself on the first expansion. Of course a lot of sugar could be added around this mechanism to make it more accessible.
Nov
19
comment Converting an underscored string to camelcase
I have provided this now as an answer. If this answer serves your needs better as the other answer (wrt. using stringstrings and providing the CamelCase), you should move the accept mark to it, as this helps further visitors to figure what has solved your requirements. Note that at this site it is considered generally a good idea to wait for a couple of days before accepting an answer.
Nov
19
comment Converting an underscored string to camelcase
As you are dealing with "magic chars" I guess you have to provide the [e] (encoded) option instead of [q] to stringstrings functions.