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mcgafter noun

A makeshift instrument or tool (mechanical, electronic or otherwise) whereby one may gaff (poke, hook, hack) something to achieve the desired result. Works better when it gets attached to a mcgoerie*. Very common worldwide especially in parts of Africa where it has been known to be the tool of choice of even high level government officials for all governmental problems.


mcgoerie noun

A well designed tool similar in shape and function to a mcgafter* yet completely different in it's purpose. May also be used on it's own. Uses of this instrument are very rare and appears to only occur in the countries of Namibia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and South Africa, as well as where former residents of those countries have dispersed abroad.


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comment Avoid hyphenation ladder effect
@LaRiFaRi I don't know what it does but the effect is that it probably mess about with the kerning etc. so that the following line after your preset amount of hyphenated lines, are not hyphenated. It does not necessarily always look well spaced out, but you at least don't get a 'ladder' effect going for six or seven lines. serif.com/appresources/PPX6/Tutorials/en-gb/help/…
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accepted Avoid hyphenation ladder effect
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comment Avoid hyphenation ladder effect
@LaRiFaRi I'll accept your answer down below, since I know it's a difficult problem, but I thought it has been addressed in the past perhaps. My other typesetting software like Serif Page Plus can be set to allow only a certain amount of hyphenated lines directly after each other. Anyway your solution is the quickest and cleanest to implement in my script. So thanks.
Dec
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comment Avoid hyphenation ladder effect
@Mico That was just an example to show the ladder effect. Not an actual case produced by my code. So I was just asking for a very broad general solution.
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comment Avoid hyphenation ladder effect
The idea is to allow hyphens, but to reduce them to 3 subsequent ones at the most.
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asked Avoid hyphenation ladder effect
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answered Error using epstopdf package
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answered Best LaTeX editor for LARGE documents
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comment Page Numbering: Prime Numbers
For an added bonus why not do it in Mersenne Primes...? It might get tricky if your book is longer than 48 pages... :)
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comment How to use Latex in MS Word
possible duplicate of How to use "LaTeX in Word"?
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answered How to use Latex in MS Word
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comment How to have a precise control on the size of each page?
+1 for an awesome kind of question.
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comment Commenting out large sections
I'm sorry to say, but I saw a bug in your code! :)
Feb
28
comment TeX family tree with timeline?
I was actually looking for drawing these kinds of graphics in TeX. So don't bother then. Thanks anyway. (I just think that you need to put some of the high-scoring people on TeX.SX on that diagram as well. They are almost a TeX distribution themselves...)
Feb
27
comment TeX family tree with timeline?
Nice. Is making your source code available an option if this is done in TeX?
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comment Nice scientific pictures show off
Hey, where did you get that picture of my brother?