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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))


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answered place image next to text inside multicols
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answered Using Babel inside my own package produces option-clash error
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14
comment Using Babel inside my own package produces option-clash error
@Johannes_B is right. (Can't believe I never noticed that!) You can set ngerman via \language=31 and english with \language=0 or \language=19 ("American" or "British" respectively). Enclose the \language declarations in groups.
Dec
14
comment How to justify footnotes, with each row right of the number
Try: \usepackage[hang]{footmisc}. (But it is always better to provide a MWE: it helps you get the help you want/need more quickly becuase it helps people who want to help you see where the roots of the problem lie.)
Dec
14
revised No hyphenation in TOC entries, please
Incorporated comment
Dec
14
comment No hyphenation in TOC entries, please
@Mico -- That's an obvious improvement. Good idea!
Dec
14
comment No hyphenation in TOC entries, please
Thanks @Mico. I added one (though I think Gonzalo is right).
Dec
14
answered No hyphenation in TOC entries, please
Dec
14
comment How to make XeLaTeX display nothing except warnings and errors?
You may appreciate the silence package, which (from the abstract) 'is designed to filter out unwanted warnings and error messages. Entire packages (including LaTeX) can be censored, but very specific messages can be targeted too. TEX’s messages are left untouched.' Disclaimer: I've never used it.
Dec
14
comment No hyphenation in TOC entries, please
Try \makeatletter \renewcommand{\@tocrmarg}{2.55em plus1fil} \makeatother. The command \@tocrmarg fills up the Right side of the TOC MARGin; it needs to be bigger than the Page NUMber WIDTH, or \@pnumwidth.
Dec
14
comment Using Babel inside my own package produces option-clash error
Actually, \hyphenation is a global assignment, so grouping does nothing useful. I can think of one way to "localize" the hyphenation patterns using \language, but it really serves no purpose if the break-points you use are correct anyway, and it might interact badly with babel or polyglossia if the end-user loads some esoteric languages. (Probably not, but....)
Dec
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comment Using Babel inside my own package produces option-clash error
Something like \begingroup \hyphenation{<patterns>} text \endgroup \begingroup \hyphenation{<patterns>} text \endgroup, where <patterns> is of the form hy-phen-a-tion (you can impose whatever b-re-akp-oin-ts y-ou desir-e, just leave a space between words). ... Hopefully the text isn't long or getting squeezed into a tight frame! And don't forget to consider other fonts or fontsizes.... (And English should be pretty well taken care of even without babel....)
Dec
13
comment Sorting bibliography by year
It would be helpful if you provided a little more guidance about the requirements. If it is to be sorted by year, does that mean the first 'element' of an entry will be the year? I.e., something like: year. name. title. publishing info.? (If not, and a standard .bbx style is otherwise fine, you could easily 'fake' a year sorting scheme by adding a sortname field to each entry (via \DeclareSourcemap) and then use a typical nyt or ydnt sorting scheme. But the bibligraphy would be virtually unusable, I think....)
Dec
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comment Using Babel inside my own package produces option-clash error
A package shouldn't make predictions about what languages will be used if there is any expectation that users will be using different languages. To do so is intrusive. If you want to ensure proper hyphenation of those words, provide explicit hyphenation break-points: it is not language-specific. Or: (on the intrusive side) you could make your package issue an error if the package babel isn't loaded, and state in the error message that this package unfortunately requires (1) ngerman and english or (2) a redefinition of \affadavit (which could be implemented as a package option).
Dec
10
comment Duplicate statement of series/number when using @incollection with bibtex-mla
Fair enough. If there's no progress being made on the package, \xpatchbibmacro can be a tidy solution for simple changes.
Dec
10
comment Compiling tex with bib?
For BibTeX, the book referred to in the previous comment, while still very useful for learning the basics of LaTeX, will not help you get started with BibTeX. For that task, a good starting point is Tame the BeaST. If you are using TeX Live, the document may already be present on your computer and accessible with the command texdoc ttb. It is not a comprehensive reference, but covers the essentials (minus biblatex, though, so you should confirm with your professor that s/he is using traditional BibTeX!).
Dec
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comment Duplicate statement of series/number when using @incollection with bibtex-mla
Put it in a file called mlafix.sty, load it after your normal biblatex stuff, and contact the maintainer about the issue. You can also (probably) use xpatch's \xpatchbibmacro, but without an MWE to work with....
Dec
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comment Exporting a tagged PDF
I can imagine a solution where you add metadata (via, e.g., hyperref), which could be combined with the commandline programs/utilities (on *nix systems at least) find and pdfinfo. I would think Macs could do that too; and maybe(?) on Windows if you have something like cygwin installed....
Dec
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comment line spacing broken by \begin{english}
You misunderstand how \fontsize works: the second argument does not "add" extra space to the top of the first argument.
Dec
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comment dpkg error when installing TeX Live in Ubuntu
Do you already have another install on the computer?