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Jul
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comment Large table (ca. 30 columns) covering one or several double pages?
@Leu Liu: Thanks for your comment - that's what I did not, however the vertical adjustment on the right page (without caption) remains a problem (see my comment on egreg's answer).
Jul
1
comment Large table (ca. 30 columns) covering one or several double pages?
Thanks for your suggestion! I decided to split the table and typeset it page by page in a second pdf document and then include the pages with \includegraphics. Your solution for the vertical alignment is interesting. Is there a way to directly determine the real height of the caption on the left side and use this value on the right side for a \vspace? For a caption with 2 lines, 3*baselineskip is nearly perfect, just a little bit too much.
Jul
1
comment How to center numbers in a table column with the siunitx package?
that's perfectly ok, I just did not expect it (maybe because I'm being used to using Microsoft Excel which does both at the same time)
Jul
1
comment How to center numbers in a table column with the siunitx package?
thanks, Joseph! My error was: I thought that table-format = 1.2 would round the numbers to 2 digits after the decimal point, but it seems to only to define the alignment of the number in the column and the number of decimal digits has to be defined with e. g. round-precision=2
Jul
1
accepted How to center numbers in a table column with the siunitx package?
Jul
1
asked How to center numbers in a table column with the siunitx package?
Jul
1
asked What happens to a relative path in a file added with \input{}?
Jun
27
asked Large table (ca. 30 columns) covering one or several double pages?
Jun
12
comment How to speed up pdflatex for a very large document on MacOS X?
@romeovs: thanks for your remarks. IMHO my preamble is also quite lengthy and uses many packages and self defined commands, so I wonder if my test (compiling only this preamble as a separate file) is really "representative". If you copy your preamble to an empty tex file and add and empty document with \begin{document} \end{document}, does it also take 8s to compile this file with pdflatex?
Jun
12
comment How to speed up pdflatex for a very large document on MacOS X?
@romeovs: thanks for your answer. So I assume, that it could really save me "only" 1 second per latex run? Considering the fact that I now spent about half an hour to figure out the effects of the precompiled preamble and draftmode, ... :-( The problem with the dynamic commands is: I'm not sure which of them might modify .aux files and before I spend much time for finding out, it might be the better choice to just go on writing my thesis. :-(
Jun
12
comment How to speed up pdflatex for a very large document on MacOS X?
@Herbert: thanks again for your help! I tried it out: if I use -draftmode as an option for latexmk (always), it takes 33s to compile (always after removing all aux files etc.) my 260 pages thesis, instead of 46s without draftmode, but then in the first case, I have no PDF to preview. Unfortunately, it seems not possible to disable draftmode only in the last run, as latexmkdoes not know it will be the last run (that's what the author wrote me). If I do latexmk with draftmode and then add one "normal" pdflatex run, it also takes 45s.
Jun
12
comment How to speed up pdflatex for a very large document on MacOS X?
@romeovs: thank you for your help/explanation (sorry for my late reply)! Thant looks interesting, however I tried to copy all the preamble with begin and end document (but without the document) to a new file and compiled it once with pdflatex. That took 1 second. Does that mean I'll save only one second each latex run, if I follow the instructions above? When I launch latexmk, I assume the preamble is compiled only once, or is it compiled ad each pdflatex run? What stopped me from trying it diretcly was: I'm not sure which of my commands in the preamble could be dynamic - how do I find out?
Jun
9
awarded  Revival
Jun
9
accepted Which font should be used for diagrams/graphs/flow charts?
Jun
9
answered Which font should be used for diagrams/graphs/flow charts?
May
28
comment svn-multi: committed PDF always has an offset in revision number?
@Brent.Longborough: your right - I also considered only taking the source files. However, after some installations/updates of different LaTeX packages, TeXLive 20xx etc. it is good to have the original version of the pdf and not to compile again. (surely it would save much space not to save the pdfs. But the problem is: I use the version control also to keep track of version I gave someone for proof reading or comments. So the number on the printed copy always differs from the one in the repository....)
May
28
answered Is there a free LaTeX IDE that keeps indentation when word-wrapping?
May
27
comment Is an adjustable font in figures possible?
@Yiannis: It's a great software! I'm using it on MacOS X. The homepage says: "The Windows binary version consists of two zip files. You need both the package ipe-7.0.14-win.zip and the package ipe-7.0.0-dependencies-win.zip. Unzip the first package somewhere on your computer, but choose a location whose path contains no non-ASCII characters. Then unzip the dependencies package into the top-level directory of the first package, that is, into the directory ipe-7.0.14.", so that should be possible. If it doesn't work, have a look at the mailing list archives old.nabble.com/Ipe-f1928.html
May
27
revised Is an adjustable font in figures possible?
corrected typo
May
27
comment How to influence the name of the pdf file created with pdfLaTeX (from within the source code)?
@Raphink: Thanks, that Makefile approach sounds like a good workaround, however I did not use it yet. As I'm using GUI editors it is quite easy to use the keyboard shortcut to run pdflatex.