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I am an Assistant Professor of Biology at Longwood University. My main interests are how biodiversity affects ecosystem function in aquatic sediments. You can find out more about what my lab is doing here: http://longwood.edu/staff/fortinok


Jan
26
comment Why doesn't TeX/LaTeX have reasonable defaults in certain cases?
This seems more like a rant than a genuine question.
Jan
22
comment As a devoted LaTeX user, how do I most effectively use software which is *not* TeX-based?
cool, thanks for the suggestion. It's like the one ring!
Jan
21
comment As a devoted LaTeX user, how do I most effectively use software which is *not* TeX-based?
@FaheemMitha thanks for the suggestion, I will take a look. So far I have not found it to be too clumsy. Although I did consider markdown as a possibility. I am not totally committed to LaTeX if something else would fulfill my needs.
Jan
21
comment As a devoted LaTeX user, how do I most effectively use software which is *not* TeX-based?
@FaheemMitha thanks. I sympathize. I added an answer myself because I have begun writing things that I know will likely need to be in Word in html markup. Word just opens it and formats it without much fuss so it might be an option. So far I am pretty happy with it as a solution.
Jan
21
accepted As a devoted LaTeX user, how do I most effectively use software which is *not* TeX-based?
Jan
21
answered As a devoted LaTeX user, how do I most effectively use software which is *not* TeX-based?
Jan
20
comment Barebones or Packages
I think that one of the greatest strengths of LaTeX over WYSIWYG word processors is the conceptual separation of content and formatting. When I was just learning LaTeX, it took a while to accept this and I would compile my docs constantly to see what they looked like. As I became more comfortable with LaTeX, I learned to focus on content when I was writing and now I rarely compile until the document is fairly complete. This isn't a specific answer to your question but I think it argues more for a stick to the basics approach and let LaTeX do what it does best while you focus on the content.
Jan
15
answered Advantage of LaTeX presentations?
Jan
11
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
11
comment As a devoted LaTeX user, how do I most effectively use software which is *not* TeX-based?
I got to thinking while looking into tex4ht (thanks @ienissei - that might be a solution), would writing directly in html be a viable option?
Jan
11
comment As a devoted LaTeX user, how do I most effectively use software which is *not* TeX-based?
@DanVelleman I thought about that but there must be a reason no one seems to do that... I mean the version of emacs I use doesn't even come with an rtf-mode. That frightens me.
Jan
11
comment As a devoted LaTeX user, how do I most effectively use software which is *not* TeX-based?
@JosephWright, that is an obvious solution but I am not ready to give in yet. Remember the Alamo!!!! Also I work on a bunch of different computers (some pretty old) so I like to keep most of my files in plain text.
Jan
10
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Jan
10
revised As a devoted LaTeX user, how do I most effectively use software which is *not* TeX-based?
clarified something
Jan
10
asked As a devoted LaTeX user, how do I most effectively use software which is *not* TeX-based?
Nov
23
awarded  Critic
Nov
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awarded  Commentator
Nov
21
comment 19 simple tables giving “TeX capacity exceeded” / “Too many unprocessed floats”?
+1 I was thinking I have had this problem and now how did I solve it again... but this was it.
Sep
15
answered Does anyone place anything after \end{document}?
Aug
22
accepted Is there a way to compile a LaTeX table into tab delimited text?