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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.


Jan
29
comment Chemistry molecular structure drawing programs
@JosephWright I tend to prefer CheckSketch myself, though I keep both installed as one is better for inorganics thne then the other. Now if I didn't have to export them to raster graphics to put them into LaTeX I'd be happy!
Jan
29
comment Chemistry molecular structure drawing programs
@JosephWright And here I thought chemists used ChemSketch (ACD Labs) or SymexDraw (Formerly IsisDraw) I don't suppose ChemDraw is free?
Jan
28
awarded  Quorum
Jan
28
comment TeX family tree with timeline?
You might want to look at tex.stackexchange.com/questions/38895/list-of-tex-formats : I don't know if there is anything there you have missed, but it sure has a lot of alternate macro packages on it.
Jan
28
comment Set page size in mm's
Damn, finally a question I am fully qualified to answer and someone gets to it first.
Jan
28
comment Is it possible produce .djvu files from LaTeX directly?
@Emre I know that wikibooks prefers djvu for technical reasons, though I'm not sure why.
Jan
28
comment TeX family tree with timeline?
Wow, impressive. Shouldn't there be some connection between LaTeX and the version of TeX it is based on? Also, this seems like a community wiki question to me.
Jan
27
comment Starting a PhD; Any guides to setting up a 'system'?
@matth However if you have an academic affilication BitBucket gives much better terms (Unlimited repositories for one)
Jan
27
comment Citation Manager
Ah, I didn't know those were Mac only.
Jan
26
comment Citation Manager
@KonradRudolph Sorry, I'm looking and I don't see where it says that this question is mac specific, am I missing that? I'm sick of people using mac interfaces in windows (iTunes, Safari,various open source software that wants to look shiny)
Jan
26
comment Citation Manager
Not having a mac like interface is a good thing for some people. Just saying.
Jan
26
comment Define particle names to use upright greek letters in math mode
TeXLive 2011, Windows, and textgreek is 24282.
Jan
26
comment Define particle names to use upright greek letters in math mode
Any idea why I am getting a g instead of a beta when I drop your code into my document?
Jan
26
comment Define particle names to use upright greek letters in math mode
Very nice-- I'll try to remember to look into that, though I am actually really liking kpfonts for notes: They give individual lines of text a bit more oommph. Not great for paragraphs though.
Jan
26
comment Black and white emphasis for \boxed?
I like doublebox a lot, thank you. The easier it is for the TA to notice the things that should be me marks, the more likely I am to get them.
Jan
26
accepted Black and white emphasis for \boxed?
Jan
26
comment Black and white emphasis for \boxed?
I added a MWE. \boxed is from amsmath or mathtools. I used kpfonts as that is what I was using there, so if you compile it your equations will look exactly the same.
Jan
26
revised Black and white emphasis for \boxed?
Added MWE
Jan
26
asked Black and white emphasis for \boxed?
Jan
25
comment Why is pdflatex not recognizing my > symbol?
@uli Actually PDFTeX will try and guess when you are in math mode, but it is really bad at it an will screw up when it does. As someone who forgets ( too often I've seen that error a few times >.>