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My first contact with LaTeX was in 1998. I’m currently working on my PhD in Theoretical Computer Science.


Dec
9
comment References for learning how to check for typesetting problems
@Village I was wondering about the scope of this imaginary list. It touches at least technical writing, printing and typography issues. It depends on the type of document (think recipie, vs. PhD thesis) as well as on the language it is written in, whether it will be printed or just distributed electronically. I suggest to limit the scope somehow.
Dec
9
comment Vertical space between headlines, tables, images and the following text too large
Without more information about your document it is hard to tell what is causing this behaviour. I typically forget to remove the last \\ in a math environment, this introduces extra vertical space after the environment and naturally cannot be dealt with globally. Or if you use the center environment in figures instead of \centering you introduce extra vertical space.
Dec
8
answered How to make the rmligs script available globally on Windows?
Dec
8
comment How to make the rmligs script available globally on Windows?
@doncherry As Windows still has some DOS remains under the hood this hinges on the file suffixes. DOS knows how deal with .exe and .bat but a unix hashbang #!/usr/bin/perl in the first line is not considered. What you can do is rename rmligs to rmligs.pl and then register then ending .pl with your perl interpreter. Then you can just type >rmligs at the prompt and windows will hand it over to the perl interpreter, provided that the paths are all correcty entered in the environment variables.
Dec
8
answered Difference between - and -​- in compiling options
Dec
7
comment Any suggestions/requests for features for a new package that allows disabling ligatures for (pre)selected words?
@Mico The font FF Unit Rounded Pro has an ffb ligature. Try Offbeat on the fontshop website. In German you might encounter not only f-ligatures. When typesetting “Fraktur” ch ck tz ligatures are possible.
Dec
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
7
answered References for learning how to check for typesetting problems
Dec
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awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
6
revised What is missing in LaTeX?
typos
Dec
6
comment What is missing in LaTeX?
@YiannisLazarides Sure, if I go through my bookshelf and pick a random fiction book, say a Terry Pratchett, and hold a page against the light, then the lines match up on both sides of the page. If I take however a random non-fiction book I'm hard pressed to find one that has matching lines. It’s just me being curious, if a LaTeX solution exists for the simple single column no-math-at-all fiction book case. ConTeXt is the only one I know off by now, and that’s not strictly a LaTeX solution.
Dec
6
comment What is missing in LaTeX?
@TorbjørnT. The description of this package says it’s made with vertical alignment of double column page layouts on the same page in mind. Does it work for single column layouts across the two pages on the same sheet too?
Dec
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Dec
6
comment What is missing in LaTeX?
@JosephWright Then I'm learning something new here, what is the name of the LaTeX2e package?
Dec
6
answered What is missing in LaTeX?
Dec
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awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
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Dec
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Dec
6
answered Problem: Different authors result in same citation symbol
Dec
6
comment Two figures side-by-side with inequal height and aligned captions
minipage environments have placement parameters [c], [t] and [b], do they help?