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A sometime auto-didact with monomaniacal tendencies. I'm married to my long-suffering and loving wife, Emma. I teach economics at George Mason University, and am working on my PhD.


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comment Good keyboard layouts for typing (La)TeX
@ShreevatsaR, you could make a similar comment about practically any social science piece you didn't agree with. I'm not sure how you're using bias, but if it means "taking a contrary position and showing evidence that supports your position", there's no hope for science.
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comment How can I convert a TeX document to Texinfo format?
Glad to help, and good luck.
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accepted What could cause repeated NULL characters in an .aux file?
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comment “(” or “\left(” parentheses?
@Gonzalo: I'll add those to my wishlist. Thanks!
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comment “(” or “\left(” parentheses?
this is a really great suggestion. I hadn't noticed this issue before.
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comment “(” or “\left(” parentheses?
@Gonzalo: Thanks for the tip. I've changed my answer to reflect your suggestion. Could you point me to a reference on the difference between Ord atoms and Open and Close?
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comment How do I use LaTeX to create a table of contents for a set of pdf files which I am merging into a single large pdf?
@latexnewbie: Someone else may know how to accomplish that. My LaTeX knowledge isn't that advanced. However, it sounds like a hack would be brittle. If you won't be changing the text, rearranging sections, or adding new figures, I'm not sure what the appeal of using LaTeX is. If this is a one-off project anyway, I recommend making a TOC in OpenOffice (or any text editor), printing it as PDF, and pasting it all together using Evince.
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comment How do I use LaTeX to create a table of contents for a set of pdf files which I am merging into a single large pdf?
@latexnewbie: OpenOffice has a feature called master documents that might be of use. Also, refer to this post to see how an author used OpenOffice to write his book.
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answered How do I use LaTeX to create a table of contents for a set of pdf files which I am merging into a single large pdf?
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comment How to left-align a table in LaTeX
I haven't written a pandoc converter, but if you find out which directory they live in, you could start a new hg branch, copy the latex writer, grep for the \centering lines and remove those.