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A Canadian geek, finishing off a chemistry degree. I typically hang around TeX.SX as I like the community and learn things by reading the questions. I'm also active on RPG.SX and History.SX.


Apr
3
comment LaTeX updated tool for Windows 7
I think emacs has an autocomplete feature. Notepad++ does, but only if you have used that command before. TeXStudio and TeXMaker both have very good autocomplete features.
Apr
2
comment Automatic thousands separators?
In most cases it is probably better to use scientific notation or a larger unit (km instead of m for example), unless you need all the digits.
Apr
2
comment Automatic thousands separators?
Well you could write \SI and include units.... >.>
Mar
31
comment How to show \listoffigures and \listoftables on one page and in the ToC?
What class are you using for your thesis? Or did you use, anyway. Article doesn't add a newpage by default.
Mar
31
revised Which package to use for presentations ? Beamer, Prosper, or Other
Fixed grammer as per http://stackoverflow.com/privileges/edit under "when should I edit", point 1. Also added powerdot tag as there are answers on it.
Mar
31
suggested suggested edit on Which package to use for presentations ? Beamer, Prosper, or Other
Mar
31
comment Which package to use for presentations ? Beamer, Prosper, or Other
Supporting @AndrewStacey's comment; TeXLive only includes packages usable with fully open software, and includes Beamer: See texdev.net/2012/03/27/the-tex-live-inclusion-policy for a discussion on PDF as an open format. Also, while you can be pretty vendor locked while an ISO standard (docx) there are multiple implementations of PDF (xpdf, SumatraPDF, foxit) meaning you can view PDFs on a computer with 0 adobe products installed. Just trying to clarify things.
Mar
31
comment use Times new roman font in TOC when using \usepackage{tocstyle} \usetocstyle{allwithdot}
You could also just load font packages, since tgterms gives better text, but will still match with math-mode mathptmx.\usepackage{mathptmx} followed by \usepackage{tgtermes} is working quite nicely for me. (Re:the final line of your answer.)
Mar
31
comment use Times new roman font in TOC when using \usepackage{tocstyle} \usetocstyle{allwithdot}
@GonzaloMedina I think that most people who use Times New Roman really want "Whatever makes my teacher/prof/boss/style department who uses Word's default setting as a style guide happy"
Mar
28
comment Move sidecap images to the end of the document
Man, I missed that even though I read the manual. Admittedly, I wasn't looking for it at the time, but still. Sorry to have bothered you.
Mar
28
accepted Move sidecap images to the end of the document
Mar
28
asked Move sidecap images to the end of the document
Mar
28
comment Which packages should be loaded after hyperref instead of before?
As a note, sidecap no longer has to be loaded after hyperref (as of 2002/05/24 v1.5h according to the linked document.)
Mar
26
comment How do I print a beta in TeX Gyre Termes text mode?
Can you explain why you did all that 'extra' coding instead of just using \b? Also if I wanted to override the defaults there is a mode for that.
Mar
26
accepted How do I print a beta in TeX Gyre Termes text mode?
Mar
26
comment How do I print a beta in TeX Gyre Termes text mode?
Could I now add a \newcommand{\upbeta}{β}, so I don't have to find and copy a beta each time?
Mar
26
comment How do I print a beta in TeX Gyre Termes text mode?
On another note: egreg, you finally pushed me over the edge and made me organize my \usepackage commands into sections.
Mar
26
comment How do I print a beta in TeX Gyre Termes text mode?
Ok, I get the beta, but how on earth do I copy and paste a smallcaps D?
Mar
26
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
25
comment How do I print a beta in TeX Gyre Termes text mode?
Probably not; I'll just leave it italic. I must say, the pain at using upright greek is really annoying, and probably the one place that TeX really gets its rear handed to it by Word.