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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.


Jul
7
comment Save fillable forms
@doncherry I used to be a big fan of PDFCreator, but the last few times I've tried to download it, it has gotten dinged as having adware in it.
Jul
2
comment LaTeX Editors/IDEs
I use notepad++ for my bib files, as it is more bare bones and easier to get what I want done. Also if I don't use emacs a lot it is hard to flip into its shortcuts from windows programs, though I admit it is better for what I want to do.
Jul
2
comment Chemistry molecular structure drawing programs
Might it not be easier to figure out the format that ChemDraw outputs to when you select Postscript or SVG and then reparse that, rather then the binary file?
Jul
2
comment How to find characters that LaTeX doesn't like?
Great, now I need to go an install cygwin again...
Jul
2
comment How to find characters that LaTeX doesn't like?
Can a vim user verify if this works for me? I have no idea how to use vim, being an emacs person.
Jun
26
comment How to find characters that LaTeX doesn't like?
It seems the windows version of emacs doesn't like this; I can't middle click on the search line. Not sure why...
May
9
comment Add comments to bibliography
Works perfectly, thank you.
May
9
comment Add comments to bibliography
Is there an easy way to alter this to put the comment at the end of the bibliography entry?
Apr
24
comment How do I make my document look like it was written by a Cthulhu-worshipping madman?
Yeah, but I don't think you could still read it....
Mar
30
comment Does cfr-lm have any other side-effects besides changing to old style numbers?
Yes; it makes your document about 500x more awesome by using old style numbers.
Feb
27
comment How do I get a pfgplot figure to take up the whole page?
@texenthusiast I already had the way of setting it up with internal coordinates written (From before the chemistry saint Joseph Wright taught me how to make the data external), and I figured it wouldn't change anything with the answer just to use that. I'll keep it in mind for future though.
Feb
26
comment How do I get a pfgplot figure to take up the whole page?
@texenthusiast I normally keep it as a external file, then import the data, however, I wanted a single file for the MWE to keep things easy to compile.
Jan
30
comment Defining custom commands is bad style?
That last one looks like stuff our group uses a lot, when we have a longggg formula we just make a newcommand of it so we don't have to use \ce{blahblahbalchblah} every time. Is that bad style?
Jan
28
comment Video embedded into the PDF of a LaTeX beamer document as flash makes Acrobat Reader 9.4.1 crash on slide transition
Have you tried using a different movie? Can you make a MWE?
Jan
27
comment Is there a way to tell if LaTeX knows how to hyphenate a word?
@marco So I can enter any word and see if it needs a custom definition?
Jan
27
comment Can someone help me figure out what this code does?
So probably not needed, but a good idea.
Jan
27
comment Can someone help me figure out what this code does?
What is that date at the end for?
Jan
25
comment Entering Unicode characters in LaTeX
@flow Wait, what? I thought Lua was good with UTF8 and OFT fonts. My mind is blown.
Jan
20
comment Use lining figures with Venturis ADF and hyperref
Faceplam Duhhhh. I've used this for Greek letters all the time. Should I just delete the question or do you want to answer it?
Jan
14
comment Is the filename of an image preserved in the final PDF?
So for professionally released pdfs you might want to run a script that goes through your text file and directory and changes all the image names to numeric sequences as part of your compile chain.