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comment Old math typographical style
@barbarabeeton I can copy text from the file linked in the question, yes. E.g. An upper bound ontheerror introduced by considering only a finite number of terms of the series willnow be established. The remainder after the first n+ 1 terms ofthe seriesin (12) is givenby A Rn = -~ E -ED DmPm(#Z2).(5 4iraf m=n+l im .=o. It doesn't do well copying the maths but that's not unusual and the text copies fine (if you ignore spacing issues which are also common). To be clear: that file says Times-Roman & Code2000. The PDF you linked: TNR and Helvetica. Agree about the different Times....
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comment Old math typographical style
@barbarabeeton The PDF you linked says that it uses Helvetica and TNR. Are you sure it is Times? They are similar, but there are differences between them as far as I know. At least, the Times Apple packaged in OS X could not be passed off as TNR unless the receiver was not really paying attention (or didn't actually care that much).
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comment Old math typographical style
@barbarabeeton If it was scanned, it shouldn't list any fonts, though, should it? Or do you think the 4 it lists are just for the first page and the rest is scanned? Also, I can select text from e.g. the abstract which I wouldn't expect to be able to do with a scan.
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comment Old math typographical style
You can figure the fonts by looking at the Properties of the file in your PDF viewer. It is just Times, I think. Note that not everybody has access to JSTOR because of the paywall!
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comment \includegraphics command is “an undefined control sequence”?
I really want to reiterate the advice given in response to your other questions: you will find things much less frustrating if you take the time to read up just a little on the basics so that you at least understand the syntax of commands etc. Right now, I'm not surprised that it all seems like arbitrary nonsense which just makes life difficult ;). Googling every issue and trying to patch something together is pretty inevitably going to make LaTeX seem like a form of black magic.
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comment Specifying the distance between levels in forest
@Timm You can use l sep-=<whatever>. It isn't restricted to reversing the effect of an earlier increase. Or you can specify l sep=<absolute value> to override the initial value completely. Is that what you mean?
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comment TikZ draw objects with fields
(+1) Just for the sender and subject. Even if the code didn't work, this would be worth an upvote ;).
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comment Picture goes to a new page when inserted
I would just not use figure if you don't want it to move. Perhaps \begin{center}...\end{center} would be better. To get the caption, use the \captionof command from either caption or capt-of. By the way, 10.5pt is not an option recognised by article. Removing it will have precisely the same effect without the warnings caused by using it.
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revised Picture goes to a new page when inserted
correct tag, slight edit
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comment Different commas in text and math mode in Beamer
@barbarabeeton Oh, I see. OK. Thanks. LaTeX is not logical about this. (Although I think it is just mirroring what TeX does, isn't it. So maybe my complaint should be with TeX?)
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comment Custom code is overwriting some of the main code. Formatting problem
We can't compile that code to reproduce the issue: it has \usepackage{} before \document{class}, no \begin{document}...\end{document} and no content which demonstrates the problem.
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comment TeX Live Manager broken. How can I unbreak it or diagnose the problem?
Thanks @norbert. That was already my plan but it is good to have official sanction! I've edited my answer to add this information.
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revised TeX Live Manager broken. How can I unbreak it or diagnose the problem?
update in light of norbert's comment
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comment How do you create a set in LateX?
I'd recommend Kopka and Daly's A Guide to LaTeX. I realise that recommending books is a bit old-fashioned but I think it makes this kind of thing a lot easier, to be honest. All the basics covered in an order which makes sense and ensures that you have a sense of both the big picture and the details. The other thing is to make sure you have a good editor. Most editors will help you out with this kind of thing - especially with the code for symbols.
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revised How do you create a set in LateX?
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comment How do you create a set in LateX?
Welcome! This has nothing to do with latex3 so I will edit the tags in a moment. However, please try $\{thing 1, thing 2, thing 3\}$.
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comment TeX Live Manager broken. How can I unbreak it or diagnose the problem?
@LSpice Oh, I agree. I think the complaint about the line is just due to the perl version. When I talk about the problem being specific to Arch, I mean the original problem described in the question. That problem is unlikely to affect other distros because they do not work in the same way in terms of packaging. There is no equivalent of AUR in most cases.
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comment Font color is always black in mdframed
OK, managed to update TL 2015 and the output is still correct. I cannot reproduce the problem you're seeing. Can you post the \listfiles output for your updated TL 2015 on GNU/Linux?
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comment Creating a textual timeline
What about the description environment in that case?
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answered TeX Live Manager broken. How can I unbreak it or diagnose the problem?