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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 .


Apr
19
comment Using glossaries in Texlipse
There's a possibility that I might have missed a step since I tried a lot of things until I made it work. If so, please let me know and I'll edit in what's missing.
Apr
18
comment Show only the last two year digits in Biblatex citation
I kind of like your solution better because it works with hyperref out of the box.
Dec
13
comment Why does pdflatex produce bigger output files than latex+dvipdfm?
@Daniel: Yeah, when I ran ghostscript on the PDF from pdflatex, I got pretty much the same size as the other one. Still, that doesn't answer the why part of the question.
Nov
28
comment Comparing the output of two PDFs
See also: How to track changes between PDFs?
Oct
28
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
24
comment How to get a good “divisible by” symbol?
As the old saying goes: "When in doubt, use TikZ"
Sep
20
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
20
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.
Aug
16
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
Jun
21
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.
Jun
16
comment Define an “escape underscore” environment
See tex.stackexchange.com/questions/10536/…
Jun
9
comment Creative Commons logo
@Raphink LaTeX gets confused when there is more than one dot in the file name. Rename your {by-nc-nd.eu.eps} to something else and you should be good to go.
Jun
8
comment What are the finishing touches you put to a document?
Same effect can be achieved if you insert {} between the offending morphemes.
May
27
comment Which one should be used in limit, \rightarrow or \to?
In this case I'd rather recommend "Use the one that makes more sense semantically".
May
23
comment Workflow for managing references?
@pmav99: I understand that, but TeX-SE works best for answer-able questions, not when you just try to solicit opinions. So if scaling is an important feature for you, by all means, include it in the question description.
May
23
comment Workflow for managing references?
To make clearer what @Joseph has in mind: please list what features/properties your "dream" workflow should have, and the answers you get will be much more focused. Generic and subjective questions ("best" is obviously different for different disciplines and users), while acceptable, are frowned upon on TeX-SE.
May
23
comment How do I cite an online book?
The question linked should cover what you need. The BibTeX @misc field is most commonly used.
May
14
comment Missing $ error
Your example is not minimal. Try to make it as short as possible and still demonstrate the problem you're having. As to what is minimal working example (MWE), see this: meta.tex.stackexchange.com/questions/228/…
May
11
comment Workflow for using SVN for many variations of some base documents (job applications)
@Martin: No, you shouldn't create too many branches -- even juggling more than a few with a good VCS gets crazy very quickly. So one per industry seems fine, if they differ significantly one from another in layout and content. The thing with branches is that branching itself is effortless, as is switching between branches. Merging after that which is the problem with SVN. A common use case is when making a change to the common underlying template and want to get that change across all (or a few) of your branches.
May
10
comment printf-style number formatting in LaTeX
@oceanhug: Also see Leo's answer to this similar question: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/9132/…