9:07 AM
Travel to Rio booked!
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@JosephWright have fun:-)

@DavidCarlisle Indeed
@DavidCarlisle Decided to take one more day so I don't have to rush off early: if I'm going all the way to Rio ...
@DavidCarlisle I suspect the placement of source2e.tex needs adjustment ...
@DavidCarlisle In tex/latex/base we currently have
"docstrip.tex",
"idx.tex",
"lablst.tex",
"lppl.tex",
"ltluatex.tex",
"ltxcheck.tex",
"nfssfont.tex",
"sample2e.tex",
"small2e.tex",
"source2e.tex",
"testpage.tex",
"utf8-test.tex",
"utf8test.tex"
@DavidCarlisle I guess we need docstrip, ltluatex: which others need to be 'live' rather than in doc?

9:27 AM
@JosephWright lablst ltxcheck (if we keep at all) nfssfont sample2e small2e testpage
@JosephWright I once went to Florida for two nights to give a talk, it really wasn't a good idea, and I don't think I saw much of the state:-)

hey guys, i want to use tex in the chat but somehow it doesnt work
im not so familiar with tex and html so i dont know exatcly what u havt to do

@curiosity You mean MathJax?

yes

@curiosity that is mathjax and it is not enabled in tex.sx or chat here

@curiosity We don't really use it: you probably want to ask in the math room
@DavidCarlisle OK

9:32 AM
oh ok

@DavidCarlisle Indeed: I'm thinking more that we want team stuff to go on
@DavidCarlisle Not idx

oh yes that as well (I wonder if anyone ever uses these things)

@DavidCarlisle Indeed!
@DavidCarlisle I'm off out in a second: I'll check things look OK and adjust later

Quack!

@PauloCereda dinner!

9:38 AM
@PauloCereda Quack!

@DavidCarlisle oh no
@TeXnician 'ello :)

@PauloCereda On another topic: Do you have any feature-list or roadmap for ArTeXmis yet?

@TeXnician In my head, yes. :) I will try to update the repo.

@TeXnician roadmap: step 1 finish thesis

@JosephWright YAY

9:40 AM
@DavidCarlisle You meant the arara manual, didn't you?

@DavidCarlisle that's accurate, actually
@TeXnician that too. :)

@PauloCereda Ah, okay. Are you interested in hearing some ideas (and wishes)?

@TeXnician of course!

@PauloCereda If our mail providers like each other you should have got mail ;)

@TeXnician ooh let me check
@TeXnician: got it, thanks. :) And the nicest part is: we are quite in sync, I share a lot of your ideas. Thank you!

10:03 AM
@PauloCereda Then I'll wait what makes it into the repo ;)

@TeXnician ;)

@PauloCereda But the most important point was missing: Keep it fast enough that no one mistakes it for Eclipse, Netbeans or some other heavy software :)

@TeXnician that's true. :)

2 hours later…
11:44 AM
Hi folks. I need a good way (preferably a LaTeXy one) to add a blank page to the end of my document.

@FaheemMitha \clearpage\mbox{}\end{document} ?

In this case, it's for a very simple reason. I'm printing a form type letter (so multiple letters in one document), and need to add a blank page in case the letter is an odd number of pages, which it is.

@FaheemMitha in that case just use \cleardoublepage at the end

@DavidCarlisle Do I add that right at the end? Is there some easy way to make that a no-op if have an even number of pages?
@DavidCarlisle \cleardoublepage\mbox{}\end{document}
?

@FaheemMitha no you don't need mbox just \cleardoublepage

11:46 AM
@DavidCarlisle ok. I'll try it. Thanks.
\cleardoublepage all by itself, right before \end{document}, does nothing.
Maybe I need an MWE.

@FaheemMitha it might be forcing the wrong way so you might need cleartoeven instead 9which is defned in varius places) hang on...

@DavidCarlisle ok

@FaheemMitha no I was right the fist time:-) this makes two pages
\documentclass[twoside]{article}

\begin{document}
zzz

\cleardoublepage
\end{document}

@DavidCarlisle Ok. There must be something breaking it.
I guess I need a MWE. Sigh.

@FaheemMitha are you printing twoside if not, \cleardoublepage is same as \clearpage

12:02 PM
@DavidCarlisle Not sure. let me check.
No, I'm not using the twoside argument.

@FaheemMitha it's odd to care about the page parity of you are not but if you do want that just use \clearpage\ifodd\value{page}\else\mbox{}\fi\end{docuemnt} which is more or less the definition of \cleardoublepage anyway.

12:48 PM
@DavidCarlisle I'm printing multiple documents within a single file. So if it's an odd number of pages (say 3) then the first page of the second document gets printed on the other side from the third page of the first document.
Hence my desire to have a blank page.
I forget what the twopage option is for.
Sorry, twoside option.
Does the twoside option make sense if one is doing twosided printing of short documents like letters.

1:06 PM
@FaheemMitha It does many things, depending on the document class: In books, for example, it ensures that every chapter begins on an odd numbered page. It also provides for different odd-page and even-page footers and headers. And if often uses different margins on odd and even pages, since the narrowest margin is expected to be near the binding. In the letter class, it probably does nothing much other than the header/footer stuff.
@FaheemMitha Without the twoside option, all pages are generally treated as odd-numbered, no matter the actual page number.

@HaraldHanche-Olsen I see. Is it reasonable to use the twoside option, with letters? I don't personally put copies letters I write in hole punch type files, for example, though I suppose others might.
But from what you say, it sounds like the twosideoption doesn't do anything to the letter class margins anyway.

@FaheemMitha From a quick look, it doesn't look like it does a lot in the letter` class, except this: It ensures that a new letter starts on an odd page. You can, after all, put several letter environments into a single file, so that makes perfect sense.

@HaraldHanche-Olsen If it ensures that a new letter starts on an odd page, that might solve my immediate problem, all by itself. If you go up a bit you'll see me descrbe it.
And indeed, that's what I have - multiple letters in a single document.
Indeed, it does solve my problem. Excellent.

1:36 PM
@FaheemMitha :)

@HaraldHanche-Olsen Thanks for your help. Off to dinner now.

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10:04 PM
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I've been using the createspace.sty to build a PDF that's compatible with CreateSpace for a book. Now I'd like to do the same sort of thing for Ingramspark. The Ingramspark POD service has more rigorous specifications for PDF. Does anyone know of anything to make life easier? The specifications ...

Dear friends and users has anyone understood something about the question posed by a user? I did not understand anything.

@Sebastiano it seems clear enough (and is latex related) the OP wants to know how to ensure the generated PDF meets all the listed standards (which is a hard question actually:-) "ingramspark" must be the name of some print service company, I hadn't heard of it but that isn't relevant to the question as all the requirements are listed

@Sebastiano Did you vote to close?

10:31 PM
@Sebastiano I have a feeling that me not understanding a question is not a close reason :)