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Professional book-reader.


May
9
comment Putting solutions next to T/F choices
Wow this is exactly what I had in mind! Two optional questions: (1) can I change the spacing between the "F" and the shaded box? (2) What happens if my explanation goes longer than a line? I will try this out as soon as I get home. Again, thanks!
Mar
18
comment Page Numbering: Prime Numbers
Have you just read The Curious Incident... by Mark Haddon? :)
Oct
7
comment How do I define a new punctuation mark?
Is it possible to redefine the usual exclamation point so that this new stylized one shows up? That is, using "!" instead of \myexclamationpt?
Sep
27
comment How can I make (some) $money$ out of my TeX skills?
I have friends who take papers that have been TeXed by the authors, and "augment" them to work with the journal's specific packages, etc. They make a good deal of money ($30/hr, 40+ hours per week). EDIT: I should mention they are employed by the journal.
May
30
comment Who wrote “What are TeX, LaTeX, and friends?”
I think you should try Mico's suggestion: having just the answer "Me" would be incredible.
Jan
7
comment Graph of dependencies from LaTeX file
Yes, true. But again, conceptualizing this is not the hard part - it is pretty much the "obvious" way to do this. The hard part is actually implementing this by reworking ref/label.
Jan
6
comment Graph of dependencies from LaTeX file
I think it is only necessary to record the theorems referenced when in a proof-like environment. And that makes things easy, as you could simply have ref add all the references to some buffer, then when the proof environment ends, write it all out (you wait till the proof ends to ensure you've encountered a label command). But as I mentioned on the other answer, this seems easier in theory than in practice. And of course there is the conspicuous lack of code here! :)
Jan
6
comment Graph of dependencies from LaTeX file
... and then use what it reads in to write the graphviz file line. I think this is easy in theory, but not so easy in practice. Simply recording the arguments to ref will not give proper naming/numbering, unless one reworks the entire ref internals themselves.
Jan
6
comment Graph of dependencies from LaTeX file
I had not thought of the case of having lemmas between the theorem and the proof, but that is probably not the worst thing in the world, since in that "real world" case, the proof always begins "Proof of Theorem 4.9", etc., so a backref to the actual theorem is included right there in the proof environment! And while I agree the approach is "fairly easy", neither answer has included any code! I don't think redefining ref is such a trivial matter - correct references take 2 passes of LaTeX for a reason. The ideal redefinition of ref would wait until it was reading from the aux file...
Dec
7
comment Contest: Show Off Your Skillz in TeX & Friends [TeX.sx birthday]
I have to admit I find it strange this won, when it's really the only one without any actual (La)TeX! Nevertheless, beautiful pics.
Nov
18
comment Is there an “endproof” package?
Can I ask a silly question: why (in your original answer) do you use tokens, instead of writing to/reading from a file?
Nov
13
comment How do you place text under the union, \bigcup?
Have you tried it in display mode? Or do you actually want it under the \bigcup while being inline?
Nov
13
comment Aligning the bottom of a picture and a chapter title
You, sir, are fantastic!
Oct
1
comment Problem with hyperref / cleveref / thmtools
Alright, well after fighting this for a while, I finally just switched to TeXLive 2010, and it works like a charm. Thanks for everyone who helped out!
Oct
1
comment Problem with hyperref / cleveref / thmtools
OK I got a hyperref version of 2008/11/18 v6.78m, but I just installed the newest version?
Oct
1
comment Problem with hyperref / cleveref / thmtools
@Juan: Thanks for the suggestion, I tried that, still getting the duplicate error. Is there a way I can get version numbers, etc., for all the packages I'm using, if that would be helpful?
Sep
30
comment Problem with hyperref / cleveref / thmtools
@Lev Bishop: OK, I am no longer getting the thmtools warning. But I am still getting the duplicate warning, and the links are still not working. I am relatively new at this. Do you know what could be wrong?
Sep
30
comment Problem with hyperref / cleveref / thmtools
the links both link to the appropriate proposition?
Sep
30
comment Problem with hyperref / cleveref / thmtools
Thanks for formatting!
Sep
12
comment How to use the amsmidx package to include multiple indices
Yes, this pretty much is what I ended up doing. It's mentioned somewhere in the hyperrer documentation (I think) that it doesn't play well with amsmidx, and so I have to load amsmidx after hyperref (which of course means my indices aren't linked). I'm thinking of just using the book class and multind at this point (I really like linked PDFs!)