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Mar
23
comment Self-publishing an academic journal
I asked a similar question in January, and the comments and answers there may be helpful: tex.stackexchange.com/q/8730/569
Mar
9
comment Problem with generating Reference list (no bbl file generated?)
I'm glad you found and fixed your problem. JabRef is a great program that can do many things, but generating .bbl files from .bib files is not one of them. :-)
Mar
9
comment Problem with generating Reference list (no bbl file generated?)
I think TH has probably diagnosed your problem. In your first screenshot, it seems that you have told TeXMaker to run JabRef instead of bibtex at the stage when TeXMaker would ordinarily run bibtex to generate a .bbl file from your .bib file. Replacing "C:/Program Files (x86)/JabRef/JabRef.exe" with bibtex should fix your problem.
Feb
16
comment Can “style justification” be part of the colophon?
Why don't you structure your thesis so that you can compile it in your institution's provided format and in classicthesis format?
Feb
15
comment How do I install TikZ on a MacBook?
@Joseph: It's just point 2 that's inaccurate, yes? Specifically, the lack of administrative privileges was responsible for the error messages that ann reported, but the underlying problem was trying to use a TikZ library that doesn't actually exist.
Feb
15
comment How do I install TikZ on a MacBook?
I think the problem here is that you should be using \usetikzlibrary{mindmap} instead of \usetikzlibrary{mindmaps}.
Feb
15
comment How do I install TikZ on a MacBook?
For what it's worth, the current version of PGF/TikZ on my MacTeX 2010 install (updated through the TeX Live Utility) is 2.10.
Feb
15
comment How do I install TikZ on a MacBook?
As for your specific problem, you do not ordinarily have write permissions in /usr in Mac OS X, so you need to use sudo texhash instead of texhash (which is essentially what Caramdir is suggesting that you do).
Feb
15
comment How do I install TikZ on a MacBook?
When you say that you have TeXShop, do you mean that you have MacTeX: tug.org/mactex ? If so, then you should be able to run the "TeX Live Utility" (found in /Applications/TeX) to install PGF (and TikZ) if they're not already installed.
Jan
31
comment Headings and advice to write a PhD in physics using LaTeX
@Mermoz: Git works fine with LaTeX. You may want to take a look at the vc package ( ctan.org/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/entries/vc.html ), which allows you to include version control information (from Git, Bazaar, or Subversion) in LaTeX documents.
Jan
27
comment What's a good package for typesetting quantum circuits?
OP's primary objection to XyPic was speed, which matters if you're using it every time you build your document (which is the standard workflow for Q-circuit). The workflow for qasm2circ is to build the quantum circuit diagrams beforehand and then use \includegraphics, which offsets the slowness of XyPic (and is a better workflow for preparing documents for publication). And regardless of the OP's objections to XyPic, the fact that qasm2circ was used to produce the quantum circuit diagrams for the book on quantum computation makes it an important alternative to be aware of.
Jan
26
comment Should one use thousands separators in equations?
Are you using the \num macro from the siunitx package?
Aug
31
comment How can I format sections/subsections/etc. like nested lists?
The particular document in question is a compiled code of legislation, analogous to the United States Code ( gpoaccess.gov/uscode ), so it's much more semantic to mark it up with \section{heading}, \subsection{heading}, etc., than to use \item \textbf{heading}
Jun
4
comment How do I cite author in LaTeX?
I've updated my example and included an image of the output. I hope that will help you track down your problem.
Jun
3
comment How do I cite author in LaTeX?
Whoops, there is no alphanat.bst--I've fixed the Wikibooks article (I wrote the table of natbib-compatible styles ;-) ). I believe plainnat.bst is the style you're looking for--the plain and alpha citation format appears to be the same, it's just that in the bibliography, plain uses numbers for the cross-references, whereas alpha uses abbreviated last names and two-digit years. natbib defaults to author-year cross-references, but it can also do numerical cross-references if you use "\usepackage[numbers]{natbib}" instead of "\usepackage{natbib}"