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May
29
comment beamer's tableofcontents links to the wrong slide
@futureneo: Did updating solve your problem?
May
29
comment beamer's tableofcontents links to the wrong slide
Same problem here, I guess I will have to wait for MacTex2012.
Dec
14
comment Best way to get an image just HERE
@MartinScharrer: +1. IMO this is a very common misunderstanding about images and figures.
Dec
6
comment Convincing someone LaTeX follows typesetting best practice
Is it really necessary to convince everybody to use LaTeX? Call me arrogant, but if you point out the practical advantages of LaTeX (platform independency, free/libre software, stability) and show them some examples of a really nice output, it's basically their choice. You might point out some details (e.g. formulas, microtype), but if they don't share your taste on typography you maybe fight a loosing battle.
Sep
27
comment When to use bold, italics, small caps, typewriter etc.?
+1 for the difference in semantic vs. visual markup. Even if I want to use a plain \texttt{} for a certain word (e.g. a variable name), I wrap a own command around it (via \newcommand). This way, I can change the appearance of all variables in my text with a single edit.
Sep
27
comment When to use bold, italics, small caps, typewriter etc.?
For code there is the listings package, which provides syntax highlighting, line numbers.
Sep
26
comment Splitting a large document into several files
Another example for some time-consuming parts of a document are source code listings processed via the listings package. I personally use \include because I tend to work in small, quick typeset cycles. I also like to be certain that every reference works, these ?? reference make me nervous. Unfortunately, the todo package doesn't list all items in a partially typeset document, but that's not that big of a problem for me.
Sep
26
comment Writing and Managing Thesis in LaTeX
In addition to the given suggestions I also prefer to create an own directory for the images and subchapters. Including a chapter then looks like this: \include{./tex/example.tex} I find another hack quite useful: For labels I prepend a short indicator for the kind of label: \label{txt:foobar} is for a label in a paragraph where \label{img:foobar} refers to an image. This way, the labels won't collide so often.
Sep
6
comment Creating a package of custom-made commands
Alan has a good point there. This is why I made a separate "commands" file which is included via \input{./commands.tex} into the actual document. This way every project will compile on friends' machines or on my own computer in several years, when my local installation is long gone.
Sep
4
comment Slow math typing
+1 for using a good editor which highlights matching braces.
Sep
2
comment Writing a technical book, structuring first then layout later possible?
+1 for reading the package documentation. Don't be intimidated by long manuals: at least half of the pages are in most cases the implementation (which doesn't matter for you). You might also want to break a larger document (like a book) into several subfiles and include them via the \input{} command. My approach is one .tex file per chapter.
Sep
1
comment href to an image label - how to jump to the image instead of the caption below the image?
+1 for using \usepackage[all]{hypcap}
Aug
30
comment Can Texmaker, as I'm typing, automatically create a preview of the document's PDF output?
Thats a function that you probably do not want: it needs some time to render an average pdf document, so it makes perfect sense to do this only if the user wants it. Rendering the pdf on every keystroke or every n Seconds would result in quite heavy disk activity and CPU load. The solution is to get used to editing the source code. A good formatting of the .tex file can help (newlines, indentation, comments...). This question has some other suggestions: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/21746/live-tex-compilation
Aug
30
comment Is Tex/LaTex appropriate for my situation
@Benoittr: for a start, I found these answers: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/20109/… I myself did no graphics in headers or footers so far.
Aug
30
comment When to emphasize text in formal texts?
+1 for using only italics (or slanted fonts) in formal texts.
Aug
29
comment Is Tex/LaTex appropriate for my situation
Lets make this about question 1: IMO it is a good idea to switch to latex. As you already said: LaTeX files will work smoothly with your versioning system. In my experience people with a basic understanding of computer programming have an easy start with LaTeX, because they are not intimidated by the concept of a function or some braces. To get a consistent look throughout your entire documents you will define your own functions, which makes the writing for your colleagues even easier. However, it might be a little be tricky to copy the look of the old .doc a hundred percent, but go for it!
Aug
25
comment How do I make LaTeX push long citations to a new line?
+1 for microtype, -1 for sloppypar and \sloppy (for me, this is only the last resort).