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Norwegian, General Counsel of Borregaard AS, one of the worlds most advanced biorefineries. Living at Skui (15 km south-west of Oslo). Using LaTex whenever I can, but my work does not allow much use of it ...


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comment Wiley journal “Wireless Communications and Mobile”
Is this a question regarding TeX/LaTeX/BibTex or a question regarding Microsoft Word and Zotero? If it is regarding interaction between bibtexand Word, try Bibtex4Word.
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comment LaTeX vs Word; improvements of LaTeX over the years
@jamesqf I fully support you. I came from WordPerfect 5.1 and the learning curve to use Windows and Word 1.1 was terrible. For writing a simple macro in Word, you needed to learn an unintuitive (buggy) programming language (Word Basic). After using Word from 1992 (1.1, 2.0, Word95, Word97, Word XP and Word 2003), I was force to relearn absolutely everything in 2010, when my employer changed to Win7/Word 2007. And then this spring, new relearning when we switched to Word2010. And in 2015, we will switch to Word2013. My templates have never survived upgrading, but always needed major rework.
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comment LaTeX vs Word; improvements of LaTeX over the years
@MichaelKjörling Also v 1.1 had outline view linked to heading style. Very fancy but not that useful, because in 1992, word 1.1. and 2.0 on Win 3.0 and 3.1 was very slow and crashed if the document was more than twenty pages. I came from DOS 3.3 and WordPerfect 5.1 which work flawlessly with document more than 1000 pages (the longest document I processed in 1992 was 1200 pages, lots of tables, formulas and pictures). It was a chocking changes, but Word for Windows looked very fancy. Word for DOS was better as a text processor.
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comment LaTeX vs Word; improvements of LaTeX over the years
@T.Verron And (a) is matter of taste, but also a matter of type of document you are going to produce. And none of the ‘automatic’ themes suite neither my taste nor the purpose of my document. I live in Northern Europe, not in the US.
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comment LaTeX vs Word; improvements of LaTeX over the years
@T.Verron Yes, (b) is true. Try to build a table in word and format it to look like a 'booktabs' table in LaTeX. Or get rid over automatic indenting. The problem is that if you set up a template, you cannot trust it is the same for the next document, if you are on a company network with restricted rights. I don't know how many times I have switched off the automatic formatting in my different versions of Word from version 95 to 2010 (which I use today). Several hundred times, at least. They always come back, and nobody can explain why.
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reviewed Reject Escape character in LaTeX
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answered LaTeX vs Word; improvements of LaTeX over the years
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comment LaTeX vs Word; improvements of LaTeX over the years
I have used Word since version 1.1 and regarding templates, the best version was version 2.0c. It was notorious unstable (crashed at least ten times a day), but it did not unexpectedly change my template. From version 2002, I gave up templates because they always changed in ways I could not understand. Neither could my IT department, but the reason was some weird interaction between word, the network and how they set up mobile computing. Word is best for a single user on a single computer, for a advanced user in a restricted network environment,... impossible. Typesetting nice document? Not ..
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comment Solved - Table of Contents: Editing Appendix Prefix
@Harsha You had already loaded the appendix package. Sorry for not detecting that.
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comment Solved - Table of Contents: Editing Appendix Prefix
A real hack in a poorly written .sty file. Nice work!
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comment Solved - Table of Contents: Editing Appendix Prefix
You have to open the thesis style in an text editor and search for the definition of the chapter-command. Then you have to redefine the chapter-command, and place the code just after you have issued the appendix-command.
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comment Solved - Table of Contents: Editing Appendix Prefix
Try to load the packages appendix as I suggest. May be it is able to correct some of the errors your thesis.sty is doing. Load it after the thesis.sty. Probably the style-file redefines the definition of chapter command in an incompatible way...
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reference to http://www.ctan.org/pkg/appendix
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