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I teach physics at Fullerton College, a community college in Southern California.


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awarded  Nice Question
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accepted Surtitle for section?
Jan
10
comment Surtitle for section?
Thanks, that was very helpful! I had in mind something slightly different for the table of contents. Also, since I have leading dots in my ToC, your code produced an extra line of them. What worked for me was to do the following variation on your code: \newcommand\sectionwithsurtitle[3]{\printsectionsurtitle{#1}\section[#1: #3]{#2}\sectionmark{#3}}
Jan
10
comment Surtitle for section?
@UweZiegenhagen: No, the surtitle only applies to section 1.7 in my example. Section 1.8 would not be about science and society.
Jan
10
comment Why is LaTeX so complicated?
"Old" is probably better defined by comparing a language's date of origin to the date at which its genre began, rather than by comparing its origin to the present date. C was designed a long time ago, but it was not a pioneer in its niche of procedural programming languages. The pioneer in that niche would be FORTRAN. TeX was a pioneer in its niche of typesetting languages, and can be compared with later systems such as postscript, html, and mathml.
Jan
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asked Surtitle for section?
Jan
10
comment Why is LaTeX so complicated?
TeX/LaTeX is a macro language. Macro languages tend to suck^H^H^H^H have certain well-known drawbacks, such as poor error handling. Other than TeX, one of the most unpleasant and frustrating programming languages I've ever used was another macro language, M4.
Jan
10
comment Why is LaTeX so complicated?
I don't think it's viable to claim that "LaTeX was never intended to be a programming language." We're talking about Donald Knuth here. Clearly he realized that what he'd created was a Turing-complete language.
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awarded  Autobiographer
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accepted How to wrap a TOC entry in custom code
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asked How to wrap a TOC entry in custom code
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accepted Post-filtering output that I can't seem to pre-filter with silence package
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revised Simpler alternative to hyperref?
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accepted Simpler alternative to hyperref?
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revised Simpler alternative to hyperref?
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comment Simpler alternative to hyperref?
@HeikoOberdiek: That's interesting, thanks, +1, but as stated in the question, I am not looking for a diagnosis of the problem with hyperref. I am asking for an alternative to hyperref.
Sep
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comment Simpler alternative to hyperref?
@cfr: As stated in the question, I am not looking for help with fixing the problem with hyperref. I am looking for an alternative to hyperref.
Sep
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comment Simpler alternative to hyperref?
@ChristianHupfer: My question was not, "Is hyperref good?" My question was whether there is an alternative.
Sep
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comment Simpler alternative to hyperref?
@cfr: As stated in the question, I tried that and failed. As stated in the question, I simply have gotten the impression of hyperref as a piece of software that is big, complex, and fragile, and for that reason I don't want to use it.