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comment Double hard carriage return does not generate indented paragraph after pasting text from Word. Any tips or workarounds?
... and (umm, of course) by \parskip, I meant \parindent, which is what (also) seems to be set to 0.
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comment Double hard carriage return does not generate indented paragraph after pasting text from Word. Any tips or workarounds?
(In response to a sub-question.) I believe (but can't test) that Notepad (the default plain text editor in Windows) does not preserve things like paragraph breaks by default. It really is a terrible editor. I would recommend using Notepad++. As for the main question, it is quite possible that some package or your .cls file is setting \parskip to 0pt; look for something like \parskip 0pt. Otherwise, we do need to see some minimal code that reproduces the problem.
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comment Bibliography clarity issue
Do you mean inconsistent or "not how I would like"? They actually look fairly consistent to me, but it is impossible to be certain without seeing the bib entries for those four citations. I am also extremely amazed that you managed to achieve any bibliographical output at all when your posted document does not include any citation commands. (That is the most "inconsistent" thing I can note about the .tex file and the apparent output.)
Aug
20
comment Are comments discouraged in a BibTeX file?
@moewe -- Looks good to me.
Aug
18
comment Why extra spaces in some cs definitions?
@Manuel -- that's what makes xii.tex so readable: everything is perfectly aligned in one code block!
Aug
18
comment Package conflict eledmac manyfoot?
Good luck! Sounds tricky....
Aug
18
comment Package conflict eledmac manyfoot?
Although the docs do not specifically mention a conflict, I believe there is a presumption that users of *ledmac would be using the built-in footnote facilities, not those of another package. I suppose this is an example of "caveat utens".
Aug
14
comment Changing “Bibliography” title with biblatex - within the document
Why aren't you using \defbibheading{<name>}{<code>} and then \printbibliography[heading=<name>]? You can define as many headings as you want....
Aug
14
comment Creating a class file vs using packages
I think for a class to be justified, it needs to be used in several documents (hence a university thesis class makes sense). Imagine you write formal letters frequently and want them to all look the same. Then make a class and just have \documentclass{myletter} <metadata maybe> \begin{document} ... \end{document} (i.e., no loading fonts, colours, etc.). For one-off documents, it'd be quicker to not make a class. However, for educational purposes, writing a .cls is a learning experience that you probably won't otherwise get.
Aug
14
comment Creating a class file vs using packages
+1, though I learned LaTeX by writing my dissertation, albeit with memoir: had I relied on my university's class, I would not have learned nearly as much. And I suppose: writing a class file is yet another way for the class-writer to learn (more) LaTeX. So I suppose there's a difference between those who want to learn how to use LaTeX and those who'd rather "merely" use LaTeX (which I don't mean to sound as an insult: just a different goal).
Aug
14
comment Are comments discouraged in a BibTeX file?
You could also annotate the entry in the entry itself. Both Biber and BibTeX ignore entry fields for which they have received no instructions, so you can simply add a field like specann = {} and fill it up with whatever you like. I often, though not systematically, add library call numbers to my entries for this reason.
Aug
14
comment Reledpar – old “killnumber”
The commands for ledmac and reledmac are not exactly the same. Can you post a minimal example that relies on reledmac?
Aug
14
comment How can I put a vertical line | within the \verb command
Like this: \verb+DEFAULT (PRIVATE | FIRSTNAME | SHARED | NONE)+ ?
Aug
14
comment Reledpar – old “killnumber”
Disable it in one footnote? disable it when the line number is the same as another footnote? More context, and some actual, but minimal code, would be useful. There is \Xnonumber[<s>] in reledmac ... but is it what you want?
Aug
14
comment How to use \extrainfo several times in modern banking cv template?
And can you use the fontawesome package at all? Is it installed, e.g.?
Aug
14
comment How to check paper size?
@cfr -- Oops, last comment missed you. (Also, this question explains an early, forgotten episode where I was "burned" when preparing a handout for a European conference -- in which I didn't use either geometry or hyperref. Although I thoughtfully added the a4paper option to the document class, when I printed the handout, it was off. I had no time and less experience then to figure out what was wrong, but I think I understand now!)
Aug
14
comment How to check paper size?
Well, of course, it wasn't the command latex that I couldn't remember, but the actual file testpage.tex (findable in the normal ways when you know the name of the file). Ad 2: yes: if you've used tlmgr to set your default paper size to A4, then you'd have the opposite problem. Anyway, it is (I think) a useful diagnostic if something seems off and you are unaware of the default bug/feature about the native page dimensions.
Aug
14
revised How to check paper size?
fix for syntax highlighting
Aug
14
revised How to check paper size?
minor addition
Aug
14
comment How to check paper size?
@cfr -- Hmm, indeed. I'm not used to thinking about page size in a "minimal" document. Perhaps this edit helps, however.