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[minimal example](http://meta.tex.stackexchange.com/q/228/8528) (or see [here](http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=minxampl))


Nov
24
awarded  Enlightened
Nov
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
22
comment Installing a .otf font and using it with fontspec (LuaLaTeX on a Mac)
Does luaotfload-tool --fuzzy --find=DalelandsUncial return anything? In the past I have found that XeTeX and LuaTeX expect different names for the same font. Does the file name match the 'internal' name? Try, e.g., otfinfo -i <fontfile>.otf
Nov
21
comment Libertine, ebgaramond garbled when printed from Evince
No (but on Ubuntu 14.04). When printed to file, it credits cairo (v. 1.13.1) as producer and creator....
Nov
13
comment Laptop recommendation for LaTeX
Off-topic, I think. The hard part is finding a laptop that is light enough and good on battery life, not whether *TeX will run on it. But, for what it's worth, I recently bought a Macbook Air (11") for weight and battery reasons (wish it had been cheaper, but the battery life and weight are great) installed Ubuntu on it, and run LaTeX all the time on it. It's the only computer I use....
Nov
12
comment Localize fields in biblatex
Something like this is planned for future releases; see this question, especially the "answer" by @PLK. If you want to experiment, you can try the experimental biblatex 4.0 branch at its Sourceforge page.
Nov
10
comment Bibliography on Templates
Can you provide more information in the form of a minimal example (or see here)? Not everyone creates .tex files in the same way, and I don't quite understand what you are doing.
Nov
10
comment fontspec – sans-serif as main font?
I see what you're saying, but I'll let those responsible for the design weigh in.
Nov
10
comment fontspec – sans-serif as main font?
You could just use the \newfontfamily command; e.g., \newfontfamily\garamond[<options>]{EB Garamond}.
Nov
10
comment Itemize a text with many lines without writing 'item' explicitly at the beginning of every line
Perhaps you'd like the easylist package. (Although it, too, reasonably expects something to mark an 'item'....)
Nov
10
comment Correct usage of the LaTeX \newcounter and associated commands?
@user35145 -- What I was indirectly suggesting was, as cfr explained, you can simply redefine the value \parindent to whatever value you want so each paragraph starts with the "correct" indent. If you want to change it locally for a special situation, you can do it inside a group (\begingroup\setlength{\parindent}{<new local value>} ... \endgroup). Having to put an \ssa or \ssb at the start of every paragraph makes global control of your document harder, not easier. This is (part of) what David is suggesting about 'how you use markup'.
Nov
9
comment Correct usage of the LaTeX \newcounter and associated commands?
@user35145 -- Why would you set \parindent to 0 and then manually indent paragraphs? Why not just set \parindent to the desired value and be done with it? (And why would you want indents of "variable size"?!)
Nov
9
comment NewDocumentCommand with an alternative to s
@Manuel -- Ah, OK. I hope to have time to explore further. Thanks.
Nov
9
comment NewDocumentCommand with an alternative to s
@Manuel -- Thanks for the explanation: I have no time to fiddle these days (though I did know what the T and F stood for). Anyway, wish I'd known this sooner! So many macros would've been written differently.... (I also realize I could've inferred it from the xparse docs, but I still think an explicit documentation of the commands along the lines of the \IfNoValue(TF) section wouldn't hurt for people -- like me -- who are too obtuse to make the leap on their own.)
Nov
9
comment Add an image to each entry in bibliography
A definite improvement/extension!
Nov
9
comment NewDocumentCommand with an alternative to s
@JosephWright -- Oh, \IfBoolean(TF) means that there's a \IfBooleanF and \IfBooleanT? That was not immediately clear to me from the xparse docs (I did wonder about the use of parentheses, but I did not explore), though I can see that I should've made the inference from the discussion about \IfNoValue(TF). What's the difference between \IfBooleanTF and \IfBooleanT?
Nov
6
comment Using \newcommand, \input and \includegraphics
That is, you never create a newcommand that takes 'zero' arguments by telling it to take '0' arguments: only when there is one or more arguments do you add something like [1] or [2] and so on.
Nov
4
comment different directory for tex, pdf and aux files
Can't you write a script that does this? Must be pretty easy on Windows (but I don't know Windows).
Nov
4
comment Single spaced footnotes with bigfoot?
@ChristianHupfer -- It is an answer (though it'd be better if it contained an MWE). bigfoot 2.0 was just released yesterday; it promises to contain many fixes to long-standing problems. I assume this is one of them, although it is not immediately clear from the documentation.
Nov
4
comment footnotes referencing previous footnotes BUT using parnotes package
Maybe you don't need an MWE, but maybe people interested in working on this problem would find it easier if you gave them one. It is, e.g., not entirely clear what you want. Will parnotes refer to regular footnotes? only(?) to other parnotes? or footnotes to parnotes? Are your parnotes numbers resetting after each paragraph, or are they continuously numbered? Does the linked question imply that hyperref must be part of the solution? A well construted MWE would often implicitly or explicitly answer such questions.