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comment How to migrate from TeXLive-MacPorts-2014 to TeXLive-MacTeX-2014
Unless you are in a rush, you might want to hang on and install MacTeX 2015 when it is published. The MacTeX download is enormous. If you can, I'd waith until 2015 comes out and then migrate from MacPorts at the same time. Not sure why you would want both installed but you may need to install a 'dummy' package to keep MacPorts happy if you want to install an editor or something from there.
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comment Should packages on CTAN be widely applicable?
@SeanAllred Also, consider this. How widely used are the styles for Computers and Electronics in Agriculture? (Not to say this isn't a great journal but it does sound quite specialist.). There are even macros there for printing the dates of Friday 13ths between 1991 and 2003 (thirteen). (I'm sure it is very useful to superstitious time-machine owners.)
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comment Should packages on CTAN be widely applicable?
@SeanAllred Do they use common code? Are the files tiny (e.g. many are less than 4K)? When I uploaded some files to use initials more easily, I explicitly told the CTAN people: look, there's really nothing to this. If it isn't worth the space, that's fine. But one person from here was interested in seeing an example, so maybe it will be useful. Their response: if it is useful to even one person, that's worth having. If the package is small, I was told there is no issue anyway. (Space used to be tight but isn't now.) If your package is PGF-size with only one user, that might be different ;).
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revised How to clip shapes within a double path
Format code as code by indenting 4 spaces (easy way: highlight and press '{}' button). minor tidying
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comment How to clip shapes within a double path
You are the only person who can accept an answer. You do this by clicking on the greyed-out tick by the up/down voting arrows at the top left of the relevant answer. You can accept your own answer, though there might be some sort of waiting period before the system allows you to do that. (I'm not sure.) EDIT: Did you mean to accept HO's answer rather than posting a new one of your own?
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comment Glowing path in tikz
Take a look at the fadings and shadings libraries. What do you have so far? If you post your own attempt, you are more likely to get answers. I don't think you can blur a line in TikZ. You most probably need to use a fill.
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comment How is this code not drawing a line through a point
- goes clockwise so, if 0 is at 3 o'clock, -122 will be roughly south west. That's what I get....
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revised How is this code not drawing a line through a point
all good things must end...
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comment I try to draw the figure by using Tikz,but can't
Wait til they get the invoice...
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comment I try to draw the figure by using Tikz,but can't
I assumed everyone used this as a means of procrastination... but maybe it is only me ;).
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comment BibLatex doesn´t show Referencelist
Welcome to TeX SE! So your main file is called literatur.tex, correct? After you run pdflatex, does literatur.bcf exist? biber thinks it does not so the first thing to figure out is if the problem is that the file isn't created or if the problem is that biber is not able to find it. If the file is not created, look for errors when running pdflatex - either on the console or in the .log. If the file is created but biber can't find it, try running biber literatur from the command line in your working directory (where your .tex file is).
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comment Error using tikz externalize: can't write md5 file
@JonasNyrup I guess it concatenates the build directory and the prefix. That's why I thought maybe just not using prefix at all might work. Interesting that it works with build/build/ but if you use no prefix it won't use build/ correctly....
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comment Changing layout is difficult or easy in LaTeX?
@Johannes_B I think somebody familiar with IEEEtran should better write it than me. If nobody wants to, I can write a basic answer and then people can add stuff it they wish. But I've never used that class or IEEEtrantools.
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comment Spaces between rows and cols in a table - Better ways than mine?
Well, 'I always use...' doesn't really show 'commonly used'. On the other hand, what would? A survey of TeX users? (And so what?) So that bit of the question may not really be answerable. But what does this add to the other answers?
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comment No way to align images to column top (multicol environnement)
Actually, Harish Kumar got it right... ;).
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