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Nov
4
comment Compile two A5 pages on one A4 page
I have not yet understood what exactly you want to automate. The generation of the second LaTeX document? Are you open to use tools like pdfnup (easily available on Linux/MacOS, require Cygwin on Windows). Maybe this answer could help you regarding the automation.
Nov
3
comment compiled pdfs cannot be opened in Adobe Reader 11
@bingbong: Not out of my crystal ball. (1) I guess you have already tried different documents, including a minimal one? (2) Have you tried compiling with some other front end than TexnicCenter? Side note: I got your last message only by accident today – there must not be a space between the '@' and the name you want to address.
Oct
31
comment Highlight, textcolor, and boldface simultaneously
And don't be afraid of getting eye cancer :-)
Oct
31
comment How can I keep browsing my pdf with synctex at the same time as LaTeX is rebuilding it?
+1: I wasn't aware of the preview_prefix setting, pretty cool!. Some while ago I tried to getting something like this running with latexmk, but miserably failed and therefore switched to a Makefile-based approach.
Oct
30
comment Creating a handout with the notes of a second screen
@samcarter: Please see extended answer
Oct
29
comment Converting word to lyx
Apparently, LyxConverter features a 45 days trial period. So it probably is worth a trial.
Oct
27
comment Error arising when using \typeout & \meaning with \midrule
I am not a moderator, but vote for keep it open – I have learned something from it. I'd suggest to add an answer.
Oct
27
comment Is it possible to create a box with a fixed dimension, regardless of how large its content is?
I think this is exactly what the OP is asking for. You may want to add a complete MWE with an image showing the result.
Oct
25
comment How I can automatically add a page if the total number of pages is odd?
Welcome to TeX.SX!
Oct
25
comment How to switch easily between normal font and sans-serif font for maths?
@Colas: Is using sansmath an option for you or is anything missing from this solution?
Oct
25
comment How do I find out what fonts are used in a document/picture?
For OSX also available via MacPorts and fink.
Oct
24
comment How could I use scalebox to rescale a table such that it fits exactly in the usable page width (i.e., between the margins)?
If your need to fit into two dimensions (i.e., width and height should be maximized keeping the aspect ratio, but not exceed the available space), I suggest the adjustbox package, with provides all this in via a very comfortable interface.
Oct
24
comment Providing graphics with own package
Take a look at the implementation of the mwe Package. The (main) purpose of this package is to provide example graphics for minimal working examples, so it can serve as a minimal basis for what you want to accomplish.
Oct
23
comment Image Quality (pgn, jpeg, PDF)
Welcome to TeX.SX! You can have a look at our starter guide to familiarize yourself further with our format. The question you have asked has already been answered in the past, which is the reason it might get closed; please take a look at existing questions and answers as the one I have linked to in my other comment. To find more just search for screenshot. If you find anything that has not yet been covered by existing answers, feel free to edit your question or ask a new one.
Oct
23
comment Image Quality (pgn, jpeg, PDF)
Dulicate of How to embed screenshots properly?. Even though this question mentions LyX, the answers cover IMHO all aspects that are asked for.
Oct
23
comment What exactly is a command in Latex?
Think of \author and \title as what is called setters in other programming languages. In Java, you would probably call them setAuthor() and setTitle(), respectively. They set internal ("private") state that is then used by other commands ("methods"), in this case it is \maketitle that uses the "private" state and actually does typeset it.
Oct
22
comment Combining \ifxetex and \ifluatex with the logical OR operation
Hehe, I particularly like this one, very clever! (Unless someone comes up with a luaxetex engine, of course...)
Oct
22
comment What are the most common mistakes that beginners of (La)TeX and Friends make?
+1 for point 8 (and your comprehesive answer to an old question)
Oct
21
comment What are the most common mistakes that beginners of (La)TeX and Friends make?
+1: You got me :-)
Oct
21
comment Can we make a love heart with LaTeX?
+1: Combine it with a love poem and you have a truely romantic love heart!