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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.


Dec
17
comment How do I tell which version of a command to use?
@doncherry I actually subscribed to {best-practices} for a long time, but most of the stuff was either over my head or esoteric.
Dec
17
comment How do I tell which version of a command to use?
@texenthusiast Those both seems more general; I'm looking at commands I'd likely see in old documents (like \bf) that I shouldn't copy to a modern document, and if there is a general table of old vs new versions or such.
Dec
17
comment How do I tell which version of a command to use?
So I'm hearing there is no rule of thumb to tell if I should be looking on TeX.SX to see if there is a newer version of that command?
Dec
17
revised How do I tell which version of a command to use?
Clarified what I'm asking
Dec
17
comment How do I tell which version of a command to use?
So I'm hearing there is no rule of thumb to tell if I should be looking on TeX.SX to see if there is a newer version of that command?
Dec
17
comment How do I tell which version of a command to use?
All of those have questions on them already; I was hoping for a more general method (All switch type commands have been replaced by macro type, for example)
Dec
17
asked How do I tell which version of a command to use?
Dec
17
comment Does it matter if I use \textit or \it, \bfseries or \bf, etc
@JosephWright Well, you want to use \emph{} when you want to emphasis something. If you need something italic for another reason (Such as convention) then \textit{} (Or a semantic wrapper around \textit{} ) would be better, right?
Dec
16
comment Speeding up LaTeX compilation
Man, I wish latexmk had an option for this.
Dec
14
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
14
comment Holiday contest! Drawing a picture of Krampus for Yule
@DavidCarlisle Base...26.....um, never heard of that particular base being used before. Very pretty code though.
Dec
12
comment Holiday contest! Drawing a picture of Krampus for Yule
@DavidCarlisle So did you use a tool to convert that to TeX or did you remake the image by hand or what?
Dec
12
awarded  Good Question
Dec
12
comment How can we draw a Christmas tree with decorations, using TikZ?
Odd, I can't get it to compile with either TeX or pdflatex.
Dec
12
comment How do I put card backs on my cards?
That works for me, if you write it up as an answer! Except for the final page, which doesn't have all the cards line up properly, but hey, I can just insert some blank ones to fill it out.
Dec
12
revised How do I put card backs on my cards?
added 428 characters in body
Dec
12
comment How do I put card backs on my cards?
I see I didn't explain well; my document is 126 pages long, I want it to automatically interleave card backs for each card.
Dec
12
comment How do I put card backs on my cards?
Does it have to be an image? The card back I was thinking of was just text, not an image.
Dec
12
asked How do I put card backs on my cards?
Dec
12
comment Holiday contest! Drawing a picture of Krampus for Yule
Wow. That is frightening. How long did that take you?