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Aug
14
comment Which packages come standard with Ubuntu's `texlive` package?
@AndreCashner Is it appropriate then that I changed the tag to ubuntu?
Aug
14
comment Which packages come standard with Ubuntu's `texlive` package?
This list helps, thank you. I think I have what I want, using this list in combination with this reference, which tells me that the Debian/Ubuntu texlive package gives texlive-latex-recommended, texlive-fonts-recommended, texlive-latex-base (which is texlive-latex?) and texlive-base (which is texlive-basic?).
Mar
18
comment Using \multispan in plain tex to give a caption to an array
I have the green light to use LaTeX freely in this project now---thanks for the help.
Mar
18
comment Using \multispan in plain tex to give a caption to an array
But what you see in the first table is the current raw .tex output from WeBWorK. I'm just trying to tweak it and insert captions with as little alteration as possible. If my proposed changes to WeBWorK code were accepted, they would be adopted by hundreds of institutions and hundreds of thousands of students. So a good philosophy is to change as little as possible.
Mar
18
comment Using \multispan in plain tex to give a caption to an array
Thanks @DavidCarlisle. I'm not 100% sure yet what the WeBWorK experts will say about using elements of plain tex versus LaTeX (I've asked but only earlier today). I had whittled down a WeBWorK-produced .tex file to a MWE for posting here, so there was probably elements of amsart in use within what I cut. I'm still waiting to hear from the WeBWorK experts what they think about using more LaTeX over plain tex, but since what you see in the first table is the current WeBWorK output, I am hesitant to propose monumental changes to its code.
Mar
18
comment Using \multispan in plain tex to give a caption to an array
Thanks! I did process it with LaTeX. I'm trying to understand how WeBWorK processes raw input to produce the pdfs that students use. I intervened to grab the raw .tex file to play with, so that I would understand better what WeBWorK does to create it before I meddled with WeBWorK's algorithm for creating the .tex. I should have altered my local IDE to process it with plain tex for a more honest simulation. I'm awaiting to hear from the WeBWorK experts if plain tex is necessary---if not, great. Either way this may make its way into WeBWorK code.
Mar
18
comment Using \multispan in plain tex to give a caption to an array
@egreg I'm not 100% sure. I think that I have to consider that a hundred students might each be asking the server to generate a pdf with a hundred problems, and any efficiency gained from using plain tex is desired. I haven't checked in yet with the WeBWorK development crew though. Maybe they can green-light using less basic tex.
Jan
30
comment Rotating a one-page float for pdf viewing
Does this solution keep the headers at the top of the page when viewed as a portrait page? The solution I ended up with (that I just posted) does that, which was desired.
Dec
7
comment How to have pgfplotstable ignore rows with no entries in certain columns?
This didn't quite work. Once symbolic coords are in use, it doesn't recognize 'nan' for what it should; it thinks it's another undeclared symbolic coord. But I added 'nan' to the end of the list of symbolic coords, and restricted the domain to exclude the last coord. I'll wait and see if there's a better approach, but this answer is helpful.
Mar
22
comment Chemistry Equations
Note that there should be a space before the + on the right-hand side, or the package interprets the + to indicate an ion.
Dec
11
comment Can we make ligatures copy-and-pastable?
@Stephan That seems to do it. Do you want to post as an answer? Are you aware of any unwanted side effects this could have?
Dec
11
comment Can we make ligatures copy-and-pastable?
Ok, I edited the question.
Nov
2
comment Smooth option sometimes produces incorrect arrow tips in PGFplots
How do I modify this so that a beginning arrow tip also points in the right direction? If I am using <-> arrows, this fixes the end arrow but not the beginning.
Oct
27
comment Aligning text in S columns in a way that respects the decimal marker for numerical entries
@Joseph Wright At first I hoped there may be some way to access decimal alignment for text; some sort of width that was part of the package but not mentioned in the documentation. I suppose it is indeed a feature request though. Thank you for putting it under consideration!
Oct
27
comment Aligning text in S columns in a way that respects the decimal marker for numerical entries
Thanks for the answer. I can't play around with this until Monday, but at a glance I have a concern. I am working on a very long document with hundreds of tables like this. And I very much want a solution at the level of S. That is, I won't want to have to put anything more than a pair of braces around my non-numeric table entries, let siunitx and S detect what is numeric and what is not, and typeset accordingly. Can I modify S to wrap your tcenter around non-numeric entries?
Oct
27
comment Aligning text in S columns in a way that respects the decimal marker for numerical entries
@Qrrbrbirlbel Sorry for the confusion - in my MWE the Title is centered fine, and even better, without any manual spacing. Ideally, I would like a siunitx solution to my problem with text-at-decimal alignment - perhaps defining a new fourth option for table-text-align. I want to emphasize that such a solution should leave my heading alone, and still be overrideable by \multicolumn. Hopefully, this is not actually an issue.
Oct
27
comment Aligning text in S columns in a way that respects the decimal marker for numerical entries
@Qrrbrbirlbel Thanks for your answer - I will try to apply it Monday when I again have access to my desktop. I believe that in my experiments, the text alignment from S was overriding the alignment c in my \heading macro. As I recall parameters like table-text-alignment=left made the c in my \heading command pointless. I may be misremembering though - I went through a lot of experimentation this morning.
Oct
25
comment Is there an easy way to add hover text to all incidents of math mode where the hover text would contain the LaTeX code?
Thank @Jan. Our accessibility staff is running experiments with different screen readers and documents produced in different ways. So far I haven't seen a decent reading of mathematical content, but I think they haven't gotten to an xhtml+mathml version yet.
Oct
22
comment Is there an easy way to add hover text to all incidents of math mode where the hover text would contain the LaTeX code?
@Werner Thanks for your response. I did not know about pdfcomment. Am I right to think that I would still need to write some sort of script to achieve what I want most? That is, to take a preexisting tex file and convert it so that all instances of math mode will have the tooltip text without manually changing each line of math mode code? I am now imagining a process tex=>access_tex=>pdf where access_tex is some kind of conversion script.