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PhD student in Jönköping University, department of Mechanical Engineering. My research area is something in between of reliability, structural optimization and response surface modelling. People in my research group use LaTeX daily for all their scientific writings and reports. I wouldn't say we're anywhere near LaTeX gurus, but we're trying to improve our skills continuously.

My main interests are Python programming, algorithms, numerical optimization, and cooking.

I became acquainted with LaTeX a few years ago writing my Master thesis, and never looked back .


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awarded  Nice Answer
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awarded  Revival
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comment Editing *existing* multipage TeX tables in a spreadsheet-like interface?
@Ariel: 1) Yes, you can select the lines in your table and import them into the tool. 2) Unfortunately not, as far as I can tell. 3) Yes, by "merged cells" I mean tables created with multirow/multicolumn, and I'm afraid it won't work with those. It's rather simple, so probably not the best idea if you want to do some heavy editing.
Oct
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answered Editing *existing* multipage TeX tables in a spreadsheet-like interface?
Oct
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comment How to get a good “divisible by” symbol?
As the old saying goes: "When in doubt, use TikZ"
Oct
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awarded  Taxonomist
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awarded  Necromancer
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comment The complex layout of columns (for cheatsheet)
@Tom Much as I'd like to agree, the line \documentclass[6pt]{article} kind of gives it away -- you don't usually make a "handy reference" with such a small font size. Some of my fellow students used the same technique to prepare cheat sheets, so I'm familiar with this layout.
Sep
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comment The complex layout of columns (for cheatsheet)
Although an interesting TeX problem, I cannot help but condemn the practice using cheat sheets as opposed to studying for the exam.
Sep
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awarded  Enlightened
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awarded  Nice Answer
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awarded  Notable Question
Aug
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accepted How can I crop included PDF documents?
Aug
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comment How can I crop included PDF documents?
Incidentally, there are two separate pdfcrop projects in existence, and both are Perl scripts: here and on CTAN
Aug
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asked How can I crop included PDF documents?
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awarded  Nice Answer
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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Nice Question
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comment includegraphics choosing pdf instead of eps
@johnmcd Welcome to TeX-SE! Usually it's best not to cross-post like this -- if your question is better served on another place, a moderator could help you migrate it, along with all comments and answers it had accumulated. You do need a tiny bit of reputation in order to flag for moderation attention (15, IIRC), and then you can just use the "flag" link under your question.