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comment How do I cite both author and year in biblatex-mla?
@cfr -- Oops! I meant bibkey, not author.... (It was meant to be somewhat tongue-in-cheek.)
4h
comment How do I cite both author and year in biblatex-mla?
Well, your example doesn't have an author field, so that's the first obstacle I'd address. biblatex does have the \DeclareCiteCommandCommand, which you can use (the preferred method, but less easy to implement for a novice). Then there's always the hack: \newcommand\citeauthyear[1]{\citeauthor{#1} (\citeyear{#1})} -- which you'd use as \citeauthyear{katherine} in your example.
5h
comment LaTeX “Variables” - \@varname
For this sort of thing, you might find a key-value approach offers a lot more flexibility. Nesting conditions can quickly become a frustrating experience.
5h
answered Using Pandoc to transform Markdown to Beamer Latex Code?
6h
comment Need a little guidance for latex document design
I can write up an answer, but it cannot include a comprehensive tutorial on how to modify memoir: that would be beyond the scope of the nature of this site. I'll try to give some basic idea about how to do it, but, if you're new to LaTeX, I don't think this is the way to go. I'd rather opt for a series of custom .sty files to get started. As you become more proficient, and as the project advances, you can consider which elments should/must/could be moved into a custom class.
7h
comment Need a little guidance for latex document design
The most important advice for cross-volume consistency: make extensive but judicious use of macros. This will make your life much easier, especially when it comes to indexing, which comes late in the production cycle but can be a real pain in the ass if you didn't design with the requirements of indexing in mind from the start.
7h
comment Need a little guidance for latex document design
What you need to think about is what elements must be the same across fascicles: headers/footers, chapter and section styling, custom environments, style of indices and 'tables of <X>', bibliography stuff. Make a list; spend time thinking about all of these things; and design in such a way that changing it will not become too manual-labour intensive (i.e., you want to design so the changes occur at the class or style file level, and not need to be sorted out in the 'body' of the .tex files). And, no matter how much you plan, you will need to make changes as you go.
7h
comment Need a little guidance for latex document design
Many (well, how many is many?) projects publish in fascicles. It is common in dictionary projects (TLL, TLG, OLD, OED, etc.) where you might publish a fascicle for the letter A while working on the rest of the alphabet -- eventually all the fascicles will be published together in a single (collection of) volume(s). The issue is that you want a consistent style across all fascicles. For that either a set of common .sty files and/or a custom .cls would be approriate. I'd still use as a base a feature-rich class such as memoir or KOMA-Script.
18h
comment Need a Macro for Tables - independent of row and column size
Where's the data for the table coming from? Is it generated from another source?
18h
comment Need a Macro for Tables - independent of row and column size
You are asking for a lot of cleverness, but how much? Will this macro sometimes create two-column tables and other times five-column tables? Also: why can't the macro specify explicitly how many columns there will be? Fiinally, I can't help but wonder if a .csv-driven approach (using either datatool or csvsimple) wouldn't be a way easier method to do what you want. These macros will probably be extremely brittle....
20h
comment lyx longtable with one LoT entry and a header on every page
I suppose you mean LyX hides that code from the user..? Can't help with that -- though maybe you can look for some kind of help menu that talks about \endhead: LyX must use it if it uses the longtable package.
20h
comment lyx longtable with one LoT entry and a header on every page
I've never used Lyx, but with longtable, you need to make the appropriate use of \endhead and (in some cases) \endfirsthead. The basic structure is: \begin{longtable}{<table specs>} <header line(s)> \endhead <table body> \end{longtable}.
22h
comment Timed out compile unless I delete bibliography
Well, then you're getting close to finding the problem. What's up with these problematic bib entries, right? Perhaps you could post one or more of them so people who spend their Friday nights on this site have something to do....
1d
comment Framemaker to LaTeX
The more 'structured' the HTML output is, the easier the task will be. But a few thousand pages? Are you going to read it all? If so, you'll be reading a few thousand pages at least twice. That's a lot of pretty unexciting (I'd guess) reading.
1d
comment Timed out compile unless I delete bibliography
What about dropping the .bib extension? You should be using \bibliography{refs}. The three \setcounter{secnumdepth} commands aren't needed: just set it once -- presumably to '3'.
1d
comment Failure After Using Latexdiff Script: \begin{description} … ended by \end{document}
Rather than make LaTeXdiff handle that unpleasant macro, it might be better to fix the macro. It uses \bf inappropriately for two reasons; it uses manual line breaks inappropriately, and -- most importantly -- it starts an environment but doesn't close it. It is just asking for all kinds of problems, and not just with diff scripts.
1d
comment Where can I get additional bibliographic information for a given entry?
What do you mean 'where'? Sometimes (99.9% of the time in my field) you need to enter the information yourself.
Apr
15
comment Table unnecessarily starting from next page in latex
Are you sure the table didn't just "float" to another place in the document? TeX tries to find the best spot near where you inserted the \begin{table} and \end{table}. If you don't want the table to float, don't use that environment.
Apr
14
comment TikZ new graphing library - how to use?
Go straight to the source: sourceforge.net/projects/pgf/files . Note that there are questions here about how to deal with .tds.zip files; the essential point is that you can unzip them at the root of a 'TDS' tree like ~/texmf and they will unzip in a TeX Directory Structure-compliant way.
Apr
14
comment TikZ new graphing library - how to use?
Installing TL2014 is not a good idea now, in my opinion. It was just frozen in preparation for the release of TL2015. I'd first try to use the .tds.zip as a local/personal install and see if that works. If it doesn't, then remove it, no harm, no foul; if it does work, use it ... and when TL2015 comes out, then install that as cfr said. The .tds.zip is a minor thing compared to doing a whole new TL install, purging your old install, etc., etc.