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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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asked Syncing text on bilingual pages
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10
asked Custom titlemarks
Dec
10
comment Calculating the the exact width of the text and a lettrine
@egreg Thanks looks like the solution, but I'll have to try it out first. Must say that in general these LaTeX packages docs aren't the easiest to read and understand.
Dec
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comment Calculating the the exact width of the text and a lettrine
Do you run it through XeLaTex? I will set this up as a new question tomorrow if it's not a quick fix. The MWE produces three pages of which I am referring to the last one.
Dec
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revised Firsttitlemarks does not appear consistently in header
spelling
Dec
7
answered Calculating the the exact width of the text and a lettrine
Dec
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comment Calculating the the exact width of the text and a lettrine
I'm not sure how. I'll post my edit of your solution as an answer to this question reduced as much as I can to an MWE.
Dec
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comment Calculating the the exact width of the text and a lettrine
The only problem with this solution seems to be that it interferes with my section and subsection counters which I use to set the titlemarks. This is not present in the MWE above though. Where do I need to insert the \stepcounter{subsection} code to let the subsection sync up with the Subsection? I've found a spot for the \stepcounter{section} just inside \newcommand{\Section} but inside \newcommand{\Subsection}, \stepcounter{subsection} doesn't seem to work.
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accepted Calculating the the exact width of the text and a lettrine
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comment Calculating the the exact width of the text and a lettrine
This seems like a good solution. Thanks. Might be what I've been looking for in the first place.
Dec
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comment Disable automatic kerning
@egreg You might be right that I'm missing the mark on this. Although see my comment below on Ulrike's answer for more detail.
Dec
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accepted Disable automatic kerning
Dec
4
comment Disable automatic kerning
Thanks for the example. I've had a question in the past where I had to find the width of the text to include some lettrine in front of. tex.stackexchange.com/q/31459/7093 Even though in the general the answers were helpful, there remain always the cases where they just don't seem to work. So I'm just imagining that when I take the \textwidth it is value "A" and by the time the actual kerning and wrapping with value "B" is applied the width has changed to "A + B". Other than that I don't have a reason for thinking this. It's just in a some cases the solutions doesn't work.
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asked Disable automatic kerning
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25
awarded  Popular Question
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accepted Increasing left margins when using scrbook with geometry
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revised Increasing left margins when using scrbook with geometry
expounded a bit on the issue
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asked Increasing left margins when using scrbook with geometry
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accepted ifx and pdflastypos
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asked ifx and pdflastypos