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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.


Jan
23
comment Customised section overlapping in margin
Have a look at the picture in the third edit of my question for explanation of the above comment.
Jan
23
comment Customised section overlapping in margin
I really appreciate you help. However I still need to step up the counter by one, for every first verse of every chapter, because I am using the chapter number as the number of the first verse. I guess it need something like \advance\msec@count by 1\relax in the correct place. I'm just not sure where.
Jan
23
comment Customised section overlapping in margin
@Yiannis Lazarides: Marc van Dongen is right. However I'll upvote you because your solution can be helpful in my future projects and comes close to what I want. Have a look at Marc's answer below, he's got it figured out, it seems.
Jan
23
comment Customised section overlapping in margin
You are right I unfortunately did not specify it. I took it for granted that the solutions would take the chapter verse layout into account. If you could add it and it works I'll accept your answer. If you really feel this should be a separate question I can create another one. And you can answer it there with the extra reset feature, then I'll accept that too.
Jan
23
comment Customised section overlapping in margin
This looks like the solution. I can't quite figure out which counter to reset to 1 for resetting my verses after a chapter so that they can start from 1 again.
Jan
20
comment Customised section overlapping in margin
@YiannisLazarides The numbers are verses in the Bible indeed.
Jan
18
comment Displaying verse numbers on the left of corresponding column in multi-colmn text
Not a complete solution but it might help... Have a look at this answer to another question. Incidentally by egreg...
Jan
13
comment Prevent overlapping of elements on page
Thanks for your comments, but I really don't think the question is too vague. I'm asking whether there is a "general" command to detect overlaps of any kind, which will then alert you when it gets compiled, or prevent the overlap from occurring. I will build an MWE or two of specific problems I came across and add them to separate questions later. Working on documents of over 2500 pages it would really be helpful to detect overlaps without having to manually scan through the final product each time.
Jan
12
comment Use sections “inline”
I think I got it all working. Changing \refstepcounter{marginsec} to \refstepcounter{subsection} and \sbox0{\bfseries\themarginsec\quad} to \sbox0{\bfseries\thesubsection\quad} and also deleting \newcounter{marginsec}. The titlemarks picks it up well enough.
Jan
12
comment Use sections “inline”
You've hit the nail on the head on the look of it, but will the sections still work as normal for links in the TOC and bookmarks as well as the titlesec titlemarks? I'll try and implement this solution anyway to see for myself.
Jan
12
comment Use sections “inline”
Thanks for the answer, but looking at your example, I want the CATALAN to follow straight after the bulgarian. The number 2 should then be displayed before the line reading "menian, basque, bulgarian, CATALAN..."
Nov
1
comment Calculating the the exact width of the text and a lettrine
I've tried your solution, but it breaks when I add my other stuff. Please have a look at the linked question.
Oct
27
comment LaTeX editor with live preview for Windows and RTL language support?
I'm using this XeTeX example http://en.foursenses.net/hebrewinxetex as my base. The Pdf4Eclipse renders some characters a bit funny in Eclipse, although opening the same PDF in another viewer shows it to be perfect.
Oct
21
comment Hebrew numerals
Thanks guys. I will mostly use it on the basis of a chapter and verse model as appears in the Tanakh. I will keep your advice in mind though for any future Hebrew projects.
Oct
20
comment Calculating the the exact width of the text and a lettrine
Thanks for the tip, but I am unable to install the picins package on my TeX-Live setup. Any ideas on how to get it working? There is a picinpar package on TeX-Live, would that be similar? I am trying to do the Bible in multiple languages. They all present this exact same problem, but at different stages. (Die rede vir die Afrikaans was maar omdat dit die eerste een van die lot was.)
Oct
1
comment TeXlipse doesn't generate any pdf file
@chepukha: Use egreg's path which he mentioned. /usr/texbin. That will automatically redirect to the proper installed path. If you've got 2010's MacTeX version it might be /usr/local/texlive/2010/bin. The /usr directory is hidden by default. To view it's contents select Go->Go to folder from a Finder window and type in /usr/ in the box. You could also use a tool such as TinkerTool or OnyX to display hidden files and folders if you really want to.
Sep
16
comment Hebrew numerals
Thanks @Ant, that explains it good enough.
Sep
1
comment Sections present in pdfbookmarks
Thanks. I've found another solution which I'll post tomorrow as the site won't allow me to answer my own question right now. But your solution is a bit cleaner to implement and seems to work.
Sep
1
comment Firsttitlemarks does not appear consistently in header
@Marco: Thanks, that works perfectly. I misinterpreted the manual. I also had a 2007 copy floating around, instead of the new one.
Aug
31
comment Firsttitlemarks does not appear consistently in header
Thanks. Try running it through XeLaTeX. I can't find a native \ifthesubsection or even a \ifsubsection command. Which manual are you refering to?