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I am a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University.


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comment Where do I put custom packages in a directory structure for a large document?
@DavidCarlisle I've never heard of texmf.cnf before; I'll need to look into that, but it sounds like what I want.
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comment Where do I put custom packages in a directory structure for a large document?
@cfr Good point; I do use Windows, and I don't know if there is something similar to symlinks. I'll look into it.
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comment Where do I put custom packages in a directory structure for a large document?
@PeterGrill Thanks for the tip. Unless someone has a different suggestion, I might follow yours.
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comment Where do I put custom packages in a directory structure for a large document?
@cfr Because I want the VCS to track changes to the macros along with changes to my writing, i.e., in the same history of changes.
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comment Where do I put custom packages in a directory structure for a large document?
@DavidCarlisle Do I have to set TEXINPUTS globally, though? That is, for every large project, I would need ch// in my TEXINPUTS? I'd like to do this locally, if possible, so that things are modular.
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asked Where do I put custom packages in a directory structure for a large document?
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awarded  Explainer
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comment Extensible multiset, or bag, delimiters
Cool; thanks for the update!
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accepted Extensible multiset, or bag, delimiters
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comment Extensible multiset, or bag, delimiters
That's a good point.
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comment Extensible multiset, or bag, delimiters
Thanks for the answer! I was hoping for symbols that would not adjust the line width or aspect ratio much, but this will do. I'll wait to see if anyone else has a different answer before accepting.
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asked Extensible multiset, or bag, delimiters
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awarded  Nice Question
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awarded  Popular Question
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accepted Semitransparent outside “clipped” region?
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comment Semitransparent outside “clipped” region?
Thanks for your help! One quick question: When I remove the preaction=clip, there is no change to the results (as far as I can tell). Why is that option there? Also (ok, two questions, I guess), based on the answer that you linked to, I would have expected preaction={clip, insert path=...}, but that doesn't have the correct result. So, could you explain why moving the insert path=... outside the preaction is the right thing to do? Sorry to ask so many questions; I just want to understand so I can better solve future problems that I run into.
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comment Semitransparent outside “clipped” region?
This is a good idea too, but I'd rather not have to explicitly recreate the parts inside the red circle. I am greedy that way. :)