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Sep
26
revised Why are box dimension assignments both local and global?
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Sep
26
comment Why are box dimension assignments both local and global?
Well, the behavior makes pretty good sense to me, it seems to me consistent with the way TeX handle boxes in general. \wd0 0pt modifies an existing box, it does not create a new one. At the moment you call \wd0 0pt at the beginning of a new group (that is before calling \setbox0 ...), the box register 0 still contains the old box 0 inherited from the parent group. So that's the box that will be modified. Once you call \setbox0 ..., the old box is saved and a new one is created, so calling \wd0 0pt after that will modify the new box.
Sep
26
answered Why are box dimension assignments both local and global?
Sep
23
answered How do I make “gather” object, place its self in the text, the same way as an equation object?
Sep
17
comment Minipage spanning across pages
I am not quite sure I understand the question. What is the reason to use a minipage in the first place? What is it about minipage environment that you need? Are you putting the texts in several columns? Would something like the flowfram package (ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/flowfram) help?
Sep
17
comment TikZ: How to draw an arrow in the middle of the line?
Hm, it also says "I cannot decorate an empty path". Is it possible that pgf is trying to apply the decoration even to the paths that the arrow is made from, and one of the paths is empty?
Sep
17
comment Making a new environment combining equation and split
@Andrew Just out of curiosity, will it still work in LaTeX3? Is that even a concern?
Sep
17
answered LaTeX macro expander
Sep
16
comment Problems installing vim latex-suite
That's interesting! The installation instructions on the vim-latex's website do not mention running make at all. I don't remember if I used make when installing vim-latex manually, since the last time I did that was before Debian started packaging it, which was quite a while ago. Also, since you got permission clashes when running make install as a regular user, it seems that you actually installed vim-latex globally, rather than in your own .vim directory. I still think that just unpacking into ~/.vim should be sufficient, I am not sure what is going on here.
Sep
16
comment How to make an \item consisting of a list
Indeed! One of many things I like about LaTeX is that unlike in majority of "wordprocessors", in LaTeX this sort of nesting actually works.
Sep
14
comment Problems installing vim latex-suite
I think we need more information. What exactly is in your .vimrc? What is the content of the .tex file you are trying to edit?
Sep
10
comment Test whether token list is empty
OK, how about this: \def\DoIfEmpty#1#2#3{\edef\ContentsOfList{\the#1}\edef\CompareTo{}\ifx\Contents‌​OfList\CompareTo#2\else#3\fi} Would this be better? Is there a good way how to define new tests that could be used as conditionals?
Sep
9
answered Test whether token list is empty
Sep
7
answered L-Systems and TikZ
Sep
2
comment Is there a general command to disable indentation of paragraphs after figures and tables?
@Yiannis: I am sure it is possible to that in TeX. You can always write your own page building and float placing algorithm that will do things that way. On the other hand, if you want to take advantage of LaTeX's float mechanism, you may have pretty hard time getting it work the way you want. You will have to hook pretty deep into LaTeX internals and change the way things work in there.
Sep
1
comment Is there a general command to disable indentation of paragraphs after figures and tables?
I am not quite sure what you are trying to do. Are you including figures and tables using the standard LaTeX mechanism as floats? In that case, you will not know where the figure will end up. Are you trying to make LaTeX, every time it automatically inserts a figure right before a paragraph, to not indent the paragraph? How are you going to distinguish between a situation where there is a figure at the top of the page and a paragraph starts right after it, and a situation where the paragraph continues from the previous page?
Sep
1
answered How to I convert a pdf to a ps format so that I can insert it into a document?
Sep
1
answered Change the shape of a fraction
Aug
31
answered help with creating a page of equations using (LaTeX?)
Aug
31
comment How to wrap text around a figure?
@Will You would use \placefigure. Documentation is at wiki.contextgarden.net/Floating_Objects