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Jul
6
comment Using \label command in a custom command
Wow, duh. Don't know why my mind randomly got set on \cite. I guess that's what happens when you haven't used LaTeX much for a while. Now I feel sheepish. =) Also, what's the appropriate thing to do with the question in this case? Should it be closed, deleted, or just left as it is?
Apr
6
comment How can i shrink (or expand) the vertical spacing in \stackrel?
@egreg Thanks for the comprehensive answer. A friend in my lab found the predefined symbol, but it didn't look good because the triangle was really small. I assumed that was why I had seen people define it themselves so much (that definition is actually in my department's thesis template). But, it turns out my friend was using the txfonts package, which is why it looked bad. Now you've gotten me curious to learn about how \ialign and \ooalign work.
Mar
16
comment How do you put multiple paragraphs in a caption?
Adding [LoF entry] seems to have done the trick. Thanks!
Mar
16
comment How do you put multiple paragraphs in a caption?
@egreg I didn't think there was either... But, my friend's document compiles with no errors when there aren't blank lines in his caption. When we put blank lines in to separate paragraphs, it's giving errors like Paragraph ended before \NR@gettitle was complete, Paragraph ended before \addcontentsline was complete and Extra }, or forgotten \endgroup. Any thoughts?
Jan
23
comment What is the command for the symbol used to represent a space?
Wow, the Detexify classifier from the answer to the linked question is cool. Thanks!
Oct
10
comment Is there a standard way to title a list of bullets?
Note that my question was "is there a standard way to title bullets", not "how do I put some bold text above a list of bullets". Yes, I know how to use bold text. From the responses I've gotten, the answer to my question seems to be "No, there is not a generally accepted 'correct' way to title a list of bullets. So if you just want to use some bold text or a subsection header to do it, those options are just as good as anything else."
Oct
10
comment Is there a standard way to title a list of bullets?
Putting the title inside the list like this made it stick way out into the left margin for me. So, I just put \noindent\textbf{Title} on the line above \begin{itemize} so that it and the list form their own paragraph. That gave me results that look more like your screenshot. Honestly, it makes more sense to me to have the title outside anyway. Is there any reason not to do it the way I just described?
Jun
19
comment Is there a way to get TexMakerX to recognize commands defined in an input file?
@Tobi: Thanks for the answer. I was trying out a few different editors looking for a feature that I wanted (preserved indentation for word-wrapped lines) and was annoyed at this highlighting issue with TexMakerX (which has now been renamed to TeXstudio). Ultimately, I settled on building my own version of TeXnicCenter from source since the indentation feature was implemented soon after the latest alpha release. Your answer does seem like a workaround, but it also seems like the only way to address the problem since no one else has chimed in. BTW, the renaming to TeXstudio broke your links.
Jun
1
comment Is there a free LaTeX IDE that keeps indentation when word-wrapping?
Yup, KDEwin + Kile also seems to work well for this. +1