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Mar
28
comment How to put information about the tool used to generate the document into the LaTeX file?
I meant an option to disable it in the tool that generates the LaTeX file, so that hand editing of the resulting .tex file is not necessary. As for the second part: I'm more concerned about what it should look like, though some ways of coding it might contain some traps (like creating the whole blank page with only the "colophon" at the bottom in certain circumstances).
Mar
23
comment What free math font could/should accompany Linux Libertine and Linux Biolinum?
Wow. Just wow. Thanks for that. (In fact, when I started reading this answer, I got excited, but not too much - I told myself "let's see first who's doing this". Now that I've scrolled to see your name I'm all excited again.
Mar
13
comment Producing SVG graphics with tikz and tex4ht not working
Thanks a lot, this worked!
Mar
7
comment Aligning Mortality Two-sided Subscripts
Does this: stackoverflow.com/a/89851/1181665 help?
Feb
15
comment Am I using LaTex2e?
@DavidCarlisle: of course, there are the evil Vim users, and then a lot of children playing with toys and calling them "text editors". ;-)
Feb
13
comment Am I using LaTex2e?
@SeanAllred: just wondering whether there is anyone but Emacs users who would use the phrasing "ask the system" ;-)
Jan
10
comment Why is LaTeX so complicated?
And since I'm in quite a trollish mood;-), let me mention that C++ also has this awkward, infix equality test syntax, instead of the natural (eq OBJECT1 OBJECT2).
Jan
10
comment Why is LaTeX so complicated?
@StevenB.Segletes: well, monarchy has been in development for a few centuries, was thoroughly tested, abandoned only because of pure political reasons, not efficiency, and replaced by a more modern, but much less effective system we have now.
Dec
30
comment LaTeX vs Word; improvements of LaTeX over the years
@bubba: maybe, maybe not. The commands I use I do remember; if not, I could always use detexify (though I tend to use the Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List). Then, hunting through menus (especially multilevel) is not only slow, but extremely unpleasant. Also, they have other disadvantages, for instance, they usually take up precious screen real estate. (In my Emacs config I turned the toolbar and menu off, and saved two lines of text!)
Dec
29
comment LaTeX vs Word; improvements of LaTeX over the years
@FedericoPoloni: what is the "rest of the software ecosystem"? My "software ecosystem" consists mainly of Emacs and a bootloader for it (I'm using that small piece of software called "Ubuntu" for that purpose).
Dec
29
comment LaTeX vs Word; improvements of LaTeX over the years
@Pierre: there has been a discussion on the Emacs Org-mode mailing list about that paper; the consensus was that it's complete BS. (And note that this was an Org-mode list, so there were a lot of people actually not using LaTeX, possibly because it's too complicated when they have Org!) And BTW, in Org you can edit a table very easily and have it exported to LaTeX. (One thing it lacks, though, is cell joining.)
Dec
29
comment LaTeX vs Word; improvements of LaTeX over the years
@bubba: not "obviously faster": you have to grab for the mouse (or going around your apartment/house for a while looking for it;-)), point and click, and then get your hand back to the keyboard. OTOH, typing (with autocompletion, of course) is really fast. Unless you come up with an actual experiment and measure the times, please don't say that something is "obviously faster".
Nov
20
comment Using LaTeX to solve math problems in LaTeX more efficiently than with only paper
@T.Verron: I often write \frac12 etc., though recently I try to avoid it a bit. Not a big deal, I guess. (And re: journal: yes, I do work for a journal, and I can see really, really bad LaTeX code. \frac1n really is not that bad...)
Oct
28
comment How to use this symbol in Latex - 𝔖?
@AdamLiter: I'd suggest an answer with a minimal, complete document.
Oct
26
comment Comparison of LaTeX example typesetting packages?
@cgnieder: yes I am!
Oct
24
comment Comparison of LaTeX example typesetting packages?
Dear downvoter: what's wrong with this question?
Oct
24
comment Comparison of LaTeX example typesetting packages?
Note to moderators: could someone make this question CW?
Oct
18
comment How many man-years does it take to implement TeX?
NTS anyone? ;-)
Oct
17
comment FIles produced by compiling LaTeX source code
@Adam: I don't know about Vim, but in Emacs' default file manager (Dired) you can hide "uninteresting" files (see emacswiki.org/DiredPlus).
Oct
16
comment FIles produced by compiling LaTeX source code
Don't delete these files. They are useful for users, even if the users don't know that. If you use the \label/\ref mechanism, for instance, deleting the .aux file after each compilation will make it stop working. If you want to have a table of contents, deleting the .toc file will break it. Etc.