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I am a LaTeX user for several years now but I never took it much further than user level. Sometimes I wish I'd be a better coder but I am able to solve most of my problems with existing packages.

Currently I am in the last year of my PhD in Chemical Engineering in Manchester, England which means that I won't be able to dedicate much time to tex.stackexchange in the next couple of month. However, I am going through phases of substantial procrastination and if I see a question I can answer, I'll try to give a good answer.

Once finished with my PhD, I'd like to return to my home sweet home in Germany.


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comment Latex, Tabular TeX
I assume you mean column width. You can use the p{length} column type, where length can be any tex-length, e.g. p{2cm}. So \begin{tabular}{p{3cm}p{3cm}} would give two columns wit equal 3cm width
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revised How can I avoid blank spaces when I insert a pdf figure?
Hoe= How
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comment glossaries acronyms description in brackets
You can search the documentation for \glsgenentryfmt it allows you to define custom styles. There is also an example document included in the package. In the end it comes down to how many times you need this special case and if it is worth the trouble....
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comment insert author name in table of content
@tohecz exactly :)
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comment DVI to PDF Convertor
You need to take care that the paper format is not changed in conversion. E.g. if you use A4 paper size. The default is letter and in the conversion dvi->ps->pdf this might get mixed. See here for details: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/21769/…
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answered insert author name in table of content
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comment insert author name in table of content
Where exactly do you want this author name to appear? In a separate line above the chapter? If so, you can use the \addtocontents{toc}{Author name} command before the chapter. In Lyx you can use the insert-tex-code-button to insert this command directly. You have to compile twice to see the effect, but I think lyx does this anyway
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comment It is possible to lock up pdf?
I've seen somwhere here that you can use cmap to destroy te cmapt table on purpose, making it impossible to copy text from the pdf
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answered Adjust table record in center
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comment New chapter top margin is large
I am not a fan of downloading zip files, who knows what's in them... The titlesec package can adjust those distances. I am a big fan of the KOMA script budle of classes. Thex save much more space then the classic report, book, etc. classes. But probably not an option if you are using a template
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comment How to wrap text in toc?
Please provide a full working example including your documentclass and a sample heading
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comment TeXLive PPA fresh install PATH
I believe that when installed from repositories, no manual path setting is required. You can easily test it by opening a command line and typing pdflatex --version. If you get a response the path will be ok. Your example worked, so it seems to be ok anyways.
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comment Disappearing Euro symbol in MATLAB EPS plots
The euro sign is stored as text in your eps. then when adding it to your document there is most certainly an encoding clash and the symbol can not be rendered. For more precise help, it would be ideal to have a minimal code example containing especially you encoding and font related packages and ideally we would have the image or a sample image as well