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Software engineer, freelance artist/musician/tinkerer


Sep
9
comment typing with latex
It would be helpful if you provided the error. Also, you seem to be missing a number of \s and $s, and you've misspelled documentclass and a4paper.
Aug
20
comment Using a custom TrueType font in spans of text
@LeoLiu I'm just using pdfTeX because of familiarity and not bothering to learn about the newer things. :) I'll look into them now, thanks.
Aug
20
comment Using a custom TrueType font in spans of text
@LeoLiu I'm not a TeX beginner - this just isn't something I've had to do before (and it seems like nobody ever does this). Does that linked-to article also apply to TeXLive on OSX? I'm not a fan of mucking about with packaged installation files. There's a reason I don't run Slackware anymore. :)
Aug
20
comment Using a custom TrueType font in spans of text
@karlhoeller Unfortunately, no, the stuff there didn't help. It's not actually selecting the font I provided - it's just complaining about a missing T5xxx.fd file, and that t.se page doesn't explain anything about generating them.
Aug
20
comment Using a custom TrueType font in spans of text
@karlhoeller That looks like it might be helpful, thanks. Why didn't that come up in my extensive searching?
Jul
25
comment Separating plural possessive apostrophe from closing double-quote
Thanks. For some reason the linked-to one didn't come up in my search - I figured someone would have asked it before but I had a hell of a time finding it.
Jan
24
comment How can I explain the meaning of LaTeX to my grandma?
Just because LaTeX was designed for technical documents doesn't mean that's all its good for. I laid out a comic book in LaTeX. (Because scripting makes things easier.)
Nov
13
comment Change background colour for entire document
Somewhat off topic, but the best way to change the background color of an entire document is to print it on colored paper. :)
Feb
13
comment How can I introduce a non-technical person to LaTeX?
+1 here as well. I used LyX to write my various academic papers back when I was still an academic and it certainly saved me a lot of grief.
Dec
17
comment The effect of the anonymous letter
Man, that kerning is TERRIBLE.
Nov
28
comment How to replace chapter boilerplate with full-page image?
Okay, good to know. I guess I should have just tried it straight away. Sorry to be such a bother.
Nov
28
comment How to replace chapter boilerplate with full-page image?
So, I finally tried switching over to this method (since it seems a bit cleaner), but I couldn't figure out how to use \AddToShipoutPicture or \includegraphics or whatever instead of \includepdf (since my images are in .png format, not .pdf).
Nov
26
comment How to replace chapter boilerplate with full-page image?
Oh, so it is, thanks. Sorry about that. I think I just got overwhelmed by the verbosity of the first two approaches that I must have overlooked the third.
Nov
25
comment How to replace chapter boilerplate with full-page image?
@egreg Yeah, the last \picturechapter macro is pretty decent. +1 for that. When I commented on this answer only the first example code was here. I definitely like \picturechapter a lot better than the other ones.
Nov
23
comment How to replace chapter boilerplate with full-page image?
That certainly seems to be the proper TeX-y way to do it: overwrought, overly complicated, and requires a Makefile to update things correctly. ;)
Nov
23
comment How to replace chapter boilerplate with full-page image?
For now just doing \def\chapterimage{chapter-1.png} \chapter{Chapter Title} seems to work. Thanks!
Nov
23
comment How to replace chapter boilerplate with full-page image?
Thanks! How do I define \chapterimage? Just doing \chapter[chapterimage=foo.png]{ChapterTitle} didn't work (I got a macro error, "Undefined control sequence \chapterimage"). Also I'm including my individual chapters in separate .tex files, if that makes a difference.