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(La)TeX is user-friendly. It's just that it choses its friends with care.


Nov
8
comment How to get an “approximately proportional to” symbol
Not only do these 'symbols' look as an insult to LaTeX, but this is really off-topic.
Nov
8
comment How do I disregard automatic spacing between characters in math mode?
While I agree that the automatic spacing is the way to go, there are possibilities to introduce space (if you really, really must :) ): Check the table from this answer for completeness.
Nov
8
comment Setting a document in MS Word-12pt (12bp)
Plain TeX has a command \magnification, which was disabled in LaTeX. The magnification produced this way is not really a 'typographically correct' resizing of the font, but for such subtle differences, it should do a perfect job. Other than that, I think nobody would guess it is not a 12bp font, unless an actual 12bp font is placed next to it. (This may happen in documents where some pages are typeset with LaTeX and others in MS Word... but then again, probably other features/elemets will differ much more spectacularly.) :)
Nov
7
comment Setting a document in MS Word-12pt (12bp)
+1 for trying to 'forge' a MS Word document! ;)
Nov
7
awarded  Necromancer
Nov
5
answered Professional-looking tables with alternating row colors?
Nov
4
comment Horizontally enlarged hexagon with TikZ
Obviously, there is an option to scale along the y axis also: yscale.
Nov
4
awarded  Revival
Nov
4
comment Relationship between tikz circuit library and circuitikz?
A short remark to compatibility: it seems to be a bad idea to mix the two: Does a workaround or solution exists for the label conflict of circuitikz and TikZ?
Nov
4
answered Better alternative to Circuitikz?
Nov
2
answered How to draw a top to bottom block diagram (flowchart) using the schemabloc package
Nov
2
comment TikZ library for optics?
Now this would be a real nice feature request for a future version of TikZ!
Nov
2
answered A version of colorbox that works inside math environments
Nov
2
comment Aligning plain `align` and `cases`?
@RyanReich: I told you I can't imagine such thing happening myself, so better ask Patrick himself. Imho it's contrary to the basic principles of proper programming.
Nov
2
comment Aligning plain `align` and `cases`?
@RyanReich: This is not just about nesting the usual way and I don't know what it really does: http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/30661/problem-with-nesting-environments/‌​30670#30670 I'm not sure it works at all.
Nov
1
comment Aligning plain `align` and `cases`?
@brannerchinese: I've heard that in (La)TeX it is possible to mix two environments, say you open env1, open env2, close env1 while inside env2 and finally close env2. I'm quite skeptical that works, and if it does, I think it's bad practice, beside being a stunt from the trickback of a TeX voodoo grandmaster. :)
Nov
1
revised Aligning plain `align` and `cases`?
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Nov
1
answered Aligning plain `align` and `cases`?
Nov
1
comment TikZ graph positioning
How exactly do you want to position it?
Oct
31
comment LaTeX Hyphenation
Maybe you should consider updating MikTeX to the latest release (2.9)... MikTeX 2.5 was released in summer 2006 if I'm not mistaken.