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I'm a condensed matter physicist who, despite a decade's experience with LaTeX, still has an awful lot of TeXnical details to learn.


Jul
30
awarded  Yearling
Jul
17
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
6
comment Asymmetrical tolerancing
An alternative to sfmath is the mathastext package -- which is still a bit of a hack but gives pretty good alignment when I tried it (to be specific I put \usepackage[scaled=0.92]{helvet}\renewcommand*\familydefault{\sfdefault}\usepac‌​kage{mathastext})
Jan
5
answered Using opacity in TikZ makes the entire page become “more coarse” when printed
Dec
14
comment How can I calculate the difference of 2 counters (pageref)?
@Stephen, re breaking things in TeX: indeed...!
Dec
13
answered How can I calculate the difference of 2 counters (pageref)?
Dec
12
comment How may i add a paper stucture?
To clarify: are you asking how to set a background image to get a paper texture effect? If so, the wallpaper (or perhaps background) package would be a better choice than atbegshi; see tex.stackexchange.com/q/837/6984.
Dec
12
comment Placing \section, \subsection in the right margin of an RTL document
If you're willing to get rid of section titles entirely, or at least mark the places you want them to appear, the addendum above might help?
Dec
12
revised Placing \section, \subsection in the right margin of an RTL document
Added some suggestions in response to comments
Dec
12
answered Placing \section, \subsection in the right margin of an RTL document
Dec
11
comment Apply formatting to outermost parentheses
An addendum, since I've just learnt a useful trick: you can define \def\Outermost#{\bgroup\afterassignment\outermost\let\@next= }, and then the string containing parentheses behaves like an ordinary argument: \Outermost{First (ab(cd)e(fg(h)i)jk)l(m(n)op)}.
Dec
9
answered Getting front page title in the middle of the page when using \thispagestyle{empty}
Dec
8
answered Apply formatting to outermost parentheses
Dec
7
comment How to write a function (piecewise) with bracket outside?
@jamaicanworm Since this is a Q&A site, for follow-up questions like this it's best to open a new question (which you can link to this one to show what you're talking about) rather than ask in comments. A partial answer, though, is that in Mico's answer below you can replace ll by whatever you want - cl sounds like it might suit?
Nov
25
comment Contest: Show Off Your Skillz in TeX & Friends [TeX.sx birthday]
@doncherry: thank you! I had briefly considered this, but wondered whether it was too much of a one-off special effect to be really appropriate as a package. But I'll think again...
Nov
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
18
revised Contest: Show Off Your Skillz in TeX & Friends [TeX.sx birthday]
increase submission number!
Nov
18
answered Contest: Show Off Your Skillz in TeX & Friends [TeX.sx birthday]
Oct
25
answered Totally sweet horizontal rules in LaTeX