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12:51 AM
@egreg: I changed the positioning of the furniture in my office. There's a lovely picture of the St. Peter's Basilica entirely made of crochet (my mom's artwork). I'll take a photo tomorrow. :)
 
 
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4:13 AM
I've just started "update all packages" in my tlmgr. Will I have TeXLive2012 afterwards, though I originally installed TeXLive2011, or do I have to install from scratch?
good morning, btw
 
 
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5:37 AM
@JosephWright nope. flying out this evening
 
 
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8:18 AM
@FrankMittelbach Ah right: have fun
 
 
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10:00 AM
One more vote needed to close:
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Q: Template Modification

eualinI am new to LaTeX. My questions are not such difficult but for obvious reasons I do need some help. I found the following template very useful: http://www-h.eng.cam.ac.uk/help/tpl/textprocessing/ThesisStyle/CUEDThesisPSnPDF.tgz It was supposed to work correctly, however it doesn't load (or it...

 
10:31 AM
@lockstep Voted and closed. :)
 
 
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12:05 PM
@JosephWright: Your are using a MacBook. Did you install Ubuntu? Did you have any fan problems?
 
12:26 PM
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Q: Improving typewriter animation

Regis da SilvaHow can I improve the code for this animation so that I can write more words? I wanted a smarter code. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage[active,tightpage]{preview} \PreviewEnvironment{tikzpicture} \setlength\PreviewBorder{0pt}% \begin{document} \foreach \t in { L, La...

I'm trying to write an answer, but I have no idea where I'm failing:
\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usepackage{xstring}

\def\mytext{LaTeX}
\def\mylen{\StrLen{\mytext}}

\begin{document}

\foreach \t in {0,...,\mylen}{
    \begin{tikzpicture}[scale=1]
        \clip[] (0,-1) rectangle (6,1);
        \node[right] at (1,0) {\Huge \StrLeft{\mytext}{\mylen}};
    \end{tikzpicture}
}

\end{document}
Any thoughts?
 
@PauloCereda Use the optional argument of StrLen
\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usepackage{xstring}

\def\mytext{LaTeX}
\StrLen{\mytext}[\mylen]


\begin{document}

\foreach \t in {0,...,\mylen}{
    \begin{tikzpicture}[scale=1]
        \clip[] (0,-1) rectangle (6,1);
        \node[right] at (1,0) {\Huge \StrLeft{\mytext}{\mylen}};
    \end{tikzpicture}
}

\end{document}
 
1:02 PM
@MarcoDaniel Oh thanks! <3
 
 
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3:17 PM
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Q: how to not indent all paragraphs in the document

MazzyI would not indent all paragraph of my document. instead putting \noindent at the beginning of the paragraph how can i do in a easy and fast way? there is maybe a package that helps me to do that?

 
@N3buchadnezzar Voted. :)
 
 
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@PauloCereda How many are in the "exactly one" category?
 
@N3buchadnezzar Data is from the "leagues" page of StackExchange, but I ran a query on the (slightly outdated) data explorer and found 3,560 users in the "exactly one" category. :)
 
Impressive =)
Where is the metapost about standarised answers to standard questions?
Etc "The welcome to Texexchang" and "Remember to accept answers"
 
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Q: Text building blocks

CaramdirThere are some replies that are used quite often. For example, the first reply to many questions is a demand for a minimal example. These replies should typically include a link with additional information. So I thought that it might be useful to collect some standard replies for quick copy&p...

 
Oh Joseph was quicker than me. :)
 
5:15 PM
Thanks! I did try to look in the meta, but had some problems searching for it.
 
@N3buchadnezzar I added it to my bookmarks. :) I never remember how to search it. ):
 
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Q: AutoReviewComments - Pro-forma comments for SE

Benjol No more re-typing the same comments over and over! This script adds a little 'auto' link next to all comments boxes. When you click the link, you see a popup with 6 configurable auto-comments, which you can easily click to insert. This script was inspired by answers to this question on meta....

@PauloCereda Does your arrara package work with pstricks?
 
@N3buchadnezzar Actually it's not a package (I'd love to write one!), but a humble compilation tool. :) We could add a compilation chain with latex, dvips and ps2pdf for PSTricks, or use xelatex. :)
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A: How to translate a set of PSTricks objects and rotate it?

Marco DanielThe following code uses the rotation by \psrotate In this way you can specify the rotation point. % !TEX program = arara % !TEX encoding = utf8 % !TEX spellcheck = en_GB %: Start Header % arara: latex: {synctex: true} % arara: dvips % arara: ps2pdf \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks...

Marco uses it here. :)
 
5:30 PM
Thats what I meant, of course I know it is not a package. I just could not find a better word for it.
=)
Hmm I need to find myself a new tex editor for windows.
 
@N3buchadnezzar Ah my bad. :) I'm not skilled enough to write a package. :)
@N3buchadnezzar I used TeXnic Center for a long time in Windows and recently I migrated to TeXworks.
 
@PauloCereda I am no skilled enough to use most of them, so you should not feel too bad.
@PauloCereda I am using TexMaker, it is great for "super newbier" alas I am not a super newbie anymore.
@PauloCereda How do you like TeXworks? =)
 
@N3buchadnezzar I must confess I like it very much, seems very stable and straightforward. :) I just wish the preview window had more zooming options.
 
Same 400% is not enough! Need moar!
 
I know that feel. :D
 
5:42 PM
I need to reinstall windows soon
 
Sometimes I like to zoom some parts, and I find TeXworks preview very basic (though it's very nice to have such preview feature). :)
 
I guess that is a good time to switch editors.
 
Well, TeXworks will be available out of the box, so you might take a look. :)
It's shipped with both TeX Live and MiKTeX.
 
It has a nifty zoom feature, and very minimalistic! I like it!
 
5:47 PM
 
Cool!
 
@PauloCereda Check out what options I have for compilation though..
 
@N3buchadnezzar hm DVI -> PS runs latex too?
 
I mean Asymptote and R sweave, but not Context, or xelatex.
 
Oh. :(
That's indeed odd. :(
 
5:55 PM
So if I put something like % !TEX TS-program = pdflatex
and press compile with latex, then it will use pdflatex?
 
@N3buchadnezzar Yes
 
@N3buchadnezzar In TeXworks yes. :)
 
Learning something new everyday
 
Back from the tour. This time south bound: Fiesole, an ancient town of Etruscan origin on a hill over Florence. From the town you can have a look of Florence with the famous Brunelleschi dome. Wow!
 
6:01 PM
@egreg How nice! :)
 
@PauloCereda Then hills in Tuscany, a steep mountain pass, Forlì, Ravenna, Ferrara. After Bologna, going towards Florence, I stopped to have a coffee in Monghidoro. :)
 
Ignore =)
 
@egreg Oh! :)
@N3buchadnezzar hehe actually the answer was Yes. :)
 
@PauloCereda I thought of you.
 
He wanted a default way of doing it, not a one time soloution though,
 
6:08 PM
@egreg aw! :) I'd love to visit it someday. I have only an old photo of my grandma visiting an old house she lived in past, when she went to Italy in '90, I guess. :)
@N3buchadnezzar It would be possible with a bibliography rule with the following syntax: % arara: bibliography or % arara: bibliography: { engine: bibtex } runs bibtex, while % arara: bibliography: { engine: biber } runs biber. :)
 
6:49 PM
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Q: siunitx package not working in tables

alexI can't get the special table columns from the siunitx package to work. The numbers render in a normal l column but not in the special S coulmn. Here's my minimal example: \documentclass[12pt,letterpaper]{article} \usepackage{siunitx} \begin{document} \num{1.445e12} \begin{tabular}{|l|S[...

This seems to be surprisingly common: does no-one read the manual?
 
@JosephWright I thought the same.
Mar 26 at 19:37, by David Carlisle
@Canageek moral of the story: never read the documentation, bad things happen
I can't wait for the LaTeX3 Shop, with T-shirts, mugs and stickers. :D
I want a livestream from TUG2012. :)
 
@PauloCereda River Valley are going, so there may well be one
 
@JosephWright That's great!
 
@PauloCereda I'll ask :-)
 
@JosephWright :)
I'm looking towards this particular keynote: Wednesday, July 18, 11:20am, Will Robertson & Frank Mittelbach: LaTeX3: From local to global—a brief history and recent developments :)
 
7:00 PM
@PauloCereda So am I - I have no idea what they are saying this year!
 
@JosephWright Oh! :) Not even a sneak peek for L3 members? Frank is hiding secrets! :)
The only thing I know is about a bird related to expl. :P
 
7:33 PM
@JosephWright TL;DR
 
7:45 PM
Historical facts. Fiesole was an important Etruscan city already in the 4th century BC. Then its importance declined with the rising of Florence. Among its main citizens is fra Giovanni da Fiesole, better known as "Beato Angelico". This is one of his paintings (a favorite of mine)
 
Do anyone know what package / font is used here ?
http://poisson.phc.unipi.it/~maggiolo/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/YRAAG_Fantechi.pdf
 
He was active in the first half of the 15th century. You can notice the words that the angel is saying to Mary.
@N3buchadnezzar mathpazo. The text font is Palatino
 
@egreg It's so beautiful! A marvelous portrait of the Annunciation. :)
 
@PauloCereda It's in Cortona (another magnificent town in central Italy, also of Etruscan origin). The best cycle by Beato Angelico is in Florence: he decorated the monastery where he lived. It's the "Convento di San Marco".
The legend says that the last Etruscans were looking down from Cortona to the nearby lake Trasimeno where Hannibal defeated the Romans. They were hoping…
 
@egreg The images are wonderful. :)
Out of curiosity, does anybody here with TeX Live 2012 on Windows? I noticed something weird with the TeXworks version shipped with it (0.4.4 r.1003): everytime I try to save a document, TeXworks freezes for about 10 seconds and only after that the "save" dialog window appears. :(
 
7:55 PM
@PauloCereda I do: will test
 
@JosephWright Thanks. :)
 
@PauloCereda Looks OK to me
 
@JosephWright Thanks, I'll investigate. :)
 
8:22 PM
@MarcoDaniel I have done some work...
 
 
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10:57 PM
@N3buchadnezzar The main font is the Palatino clone URW Palladio which you can get by loading the mathpazo package. The sectioning and theorem formatting are easily enough done with titlesec and one of the theorem packages.
 

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