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ManDay
Another question: Is there a general rule when something is an option and when it is an argument to a command?
Does memman explain how to create layout yourself?
oui
any idea marcellus?
marcellus
idea?
what do you mean with escape !?
'!'?
oui
marcellus: actually im using \lstinline at the moment and it starts and ends with ! for each column entry
marcellus
and..
oui
but when it comes to handling symbol "!" it gives error because it doesnt recognize which is which
http://pastebin.tlhiv.org/KPZpChNW is the example without any symbol "!" in the column entry

mickep
oui: try to use some other character than !. Like \lstinline|bla bla ! bla bla|
oui
ohh.
one more thing is the table has limitation.when i enter up to certain rows, it cant go to the next page
marcellus
,cs longtable
fsbot
http://ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/required/tools/longtable.pdf
oui
i thought of that too.but the current table is already defined.
so how could i adapt to long table from tabular in this kind
first, long table need to declare number of columns..as in {||||}..
how to change the existing table to accomodate long table?
marcellus
nickoe
Hi. I got this: http://pastebin.org/115818 As you see if you compile, the lines does not align like the six first. How do I fix this? It is caused by the "g" under the first line.
oui
the long table one i supposed you mean?
marcellus
yes
oui
yes.i hope you dont mean to change all to long table
marcellus
nickoe: ,,cs formular
fsbot
http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/info/pdf-forms-tutorial/de/forms.pdf
oui
the existing table http://pastebin.tlhiv.org/KPZpChNW seems nice
nickoe
hmm

marcellus
there is also information about longtable in the mdwtab documentation
oui
hmm.i havent check ed in the mdwtab
i wish i wont have to change all to longtable but instead retain the form of the existing one
ManDay
What is the most common purpose of the @ character?
marcellus
?
ferros
przemoc
ManDay: read http://www.tug.org/pipermail/tugindia/2002-January/000178.html for some background
ManDay
ok
hm
a macro is a newcommand, just so i get this right?
how do you handle by-one-or-two-letter overfull hboxes?
do you just leave em like that?
nickoe
marcellus, is there not easy way of doing what i want?
marcellus
http://pastebin.tlhiv.org/uR2zltnE
djharsk
mereale: pardon the late reply, but I'm writing some chemical compounds in the align, and I want to refer to 1 by X\footnote
marcellus, is who I meant to write that to :)
marcellus
,sample
fsbot
sample -- Paste a sample at http://pastebin.tlhiv.org showing your problem in as little code as possible. Make sure it is a *complete* document, and if possible one that compiles! If your LaTeX aborts with errors, paste them too.
sum
,,tikz
fsbot
sum, tikz is, like, [0] pgfmanual: http://www.ctan.org/get/graphics/pgf/base/doc/generic/pgf/pgfmanual.pdf
[1] try: tikz-contrast tikz-color tikzexamples,
[2] tikz-pin tikz-node tikz-parallel
sum
,,tikz-node
fsbot
I heard tikz-node is long text in nodes width "text widt=width" attribute: !l \tikz\node[draw=red!40,fill=blue!15, text width = 2cm] at (0,0) {A long text inside a node that should be wrapped!};
TeXbot
fsbot: http://www.tlhiv.org/TeXbot/l2.cgi?kPclyZNj
anders^
I have a number of short paragraphs that I want to make sure stay on the same page. I can't find a command for wrapping these together
do I use some sort of box?
marcellus
samepage environment
anders^
thank you :)
hmm, samepage only seems to work on *single* paragraphs. I want to make sure that multiple paragraphs stay on the same page
mickep
anders^: this is the type of thing you fix when your doc is finished. And by then you can add manually the page breaks.
marcellus
minipage
probably a ,,xyprob
fsbot
Please describe the *semantics* of what you want to typeset, not the *way* you want to typeset it. E.g., ask "How can I typeset a list?" instead of "How can I indent a line and add a bullet in front?".
mickep
Perhaps, we will never know.
|Trend|
q: is there a function, that can incircle a letter or digit, like the \circledR does for this special char?
mickep
|Trend|: I think you can find something useful in ,,symbols-a4.pdf,,
fsbot
hmm, symbols-a4 is http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/info/symbols/comprehensive/symbols-a4.pdf
mickep
(ofcourse you can write your own macro that does this, using tikz or metapost)
marcellus
!l $f(x) = \tikz[baseline=(X.base)]\node[circle,draw](X){H};$
TeXbot
quark_67
hello, suppose this : \newcommand\txt{www.exemple.com}
How can I have :
\url{\txt}
give :
www.exemple.com
and not
\txt
?
with \newcommand\urlnew[1]{\url{#1}}
\urlnew{\txt}
give
\txt
and not
#1
or better :
www.exemple.com
sum
quark_67: ,,sample
fsbot
I think sample is Paste a sample at http://pastebin.tlhiv.org showing your problem in as little code as possible. Make sure it is a *complete* document, and if possible one that compiles! If your LaTeX aborts with errors, paste them too.
quark_67
In english (but this is not my language) my question is : how can I obtaint with \url{\txt} (or an adaptation) the 'value' of the 'string' \txt, and not litterrally the characters "\", "t", "x" and "t" ?
|Trend|
mickep, ill have a look
marcellus
\urldef\txt{http://www.example.com/}
\urldef\txt\url{http://www.example.com/}
ManDay
Is there a special math command for ...*10^... / ...e... ?
like a smaller 10?
mickep
Why would one like to set a smaller 10?
quark_67
In fact, \txt is the result by other macro. In can only use things like \url{\txt} or \url{#1}
ManDay
mickep, how do you write 1.234*10^-3 ?
hinogi
!l $1.234 \cdot 10^{-3}$
TeXbot
hinogi: http://www.tlhiv.org/TeXbot/l2.cgi?GVv49S9h
hinogi
!l $\num{1e34}$
TeXbot
hinogi: http://www.tlhiv.org/TeXbot/l2.cgi?uBpNIPql
hinogi
!l $\num{1.234e-3}$
TeXbot
hinogi: http://www.tlhiv.org/TeXbot/l2.cgi?bGlLTibl
hinogi
if you like that more
europeans mostly use cdot while US ppl tend to use times i guess
anyway, the \num thing is part of siunitx
ManDay
hm
well whats better cdot or times?
mickep
ManDay: Use whichever you like best.
ManDay
you are so generous today
!l \sqrt{\underbrace{\frac12}_{\equiv\frac{500}{1000}}}
TeXbot
ManDay: Compilation Error! --> http://www.tlhiv.org/TeXbot/l2log.cgi?Y0wcS4Px
ManDay
!l $\sqrt{\underbrace{\frac12}_{\equiv\frac{500}{1000}}}$
TeXbot
ManDay: http://www.tlhiv.org/TeXbot/l2.cgi?ITSRcwQb
ManDay
How to fix that?
mickep
Fix what?
gwniobombux
hi, i'm trying to make a custom theme in latex-beamer. now i want to create a command that suppresses the subsections in the sidebar in certain frames and replaces them with custom text, something like \dontshowsects{hello, world}. any advice?
eporim
gwniobombux: i never used beamer, so i cannot help
gwniobombux: try reading ,,beamer.pdf with "texdoc beamer" in any terminal
fsbot
What makes you believe that?
eporim
or how-ever the beamer doc is named
bremner_
that's a pretty weak RTFM
eporim
bremner_
sometimes that's better :)
the manual is beameruserguide.pdf.gz
gwniobombux
but what i'm trying to do doesn't appear to be inside the scope of the userguide
bremner_
well, it is 300 odd pages long, are you sure about that?
eporim
gwniobombux: so, ,,beameruserguide (texdoc beameruserguide)
fsbot
eporim, beamer is, like, [0] at http://latex-beamer.sourceforge.net/
[1] http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/beamer/doc/beameruserguide.pdf
bremner_
gwniobombux: I don't really know if what you want is possible, but did you read carefully section 16.2 of the manual?
and 16.3 U guess
s/U/I/
gwniobombux
i'll try \ifbeamertemplateempty, might be what i need
nah, not quite. when i use \ifx\foo\@empty and declare \let\foo\@empty before, how do i declare \foo to be not @empty any more?
hinogi
!l $\underbrace{\frac12}^{\frac12}_{\equiv\frac{500}{1000}}$
TeXbot
hinogi: http://www.tlhiv.org/TeXbot/l2.cgi?SlEdxKo1
hinogi
oops
!l $(\underbrace{\frac12}_{\equiv\frac{500}{1000}})^{\frac12}$
TeXbot
hinogi: http://www.tlhiv.org/TeXbot/l2.cgi?KrUlsrWo
hinogi
!l $\bigg(\underbrace{\frac12}_{\equiv\frac{500}{1000}}\bigg)^{\frac12}$
TeXbot
hinogi: http://www.tlhiv.org/TeXbot/l2.cgi?Q4cqbH8K
hinogi
something like that ManDay ?
ManDay
well thats with braces not a squreroot
hinogi,
do it with a sqrt
hinogi
well there is no difference
if you say \sqrt or ^{\frac12}
or do you need exactly the sqrt notation?
tombee
Hi, I need to create a small organisational chart in tex, any recommendations on packages that could help out with this?
Haffe
tombee: tikz
tombee
Cool thanks! :)
kedy07
When I use \begin{enumerate}..... how do I make everything bold?
DMKE
kedy07: ,,enumitem
fsbot
http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/enumitem/enumitem.pdf
Mister_Masque
Hi all, I can't use \sound to include a sound, like an ogg file, only the name of the movie is present, how can I do ?
(\sound[autostart,samplingrate=705000,bitspersample=16, channels=2]{Example}{refrain2.wav})
MatzeB2
has someone here experience with luatex?
I dream of extending my existing latex documents with some smaller macros written in lua...
will luatex give me trouble today or is the backwards compatibility working nicely?
sum
ManDay: use ,,siunitx and do something like !l \SI{1.2e-5}{\meter\squared}
fsbot
I think siunitx is [0] a package for typesetting documents with units and tables of numbers -- http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/entries/siunitx.html
[1] siunitx is new and might not be in your TeX distribution yet
TeXbot
sum: http://www.tlhiv.org/TeXbot/l2.cgi?2brKVHIm
sum
you can even configure the appearance
ManDay
hinogi, yeah its about the squared notation. thats what that bloody thing is there fore eh?
you could aswell ask why one would use fractions instead of just ^-1'ing everything
hiwk
Mister_Masque: I haven't done that, but have you read section 14 of http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/beamer/doc/beameruserguide.pdf ?
Mister_Masque: I assume you are working with beamer, insering sound into an ordinary articale sounds a bit odd :)
ManDay
Mister_Masque
hiwk > Thanks for your Help, yeah I work with beamer and I've already see this manual
hiwk > And I've too read the instruction ... but I've no button to lauch the sound
: |
(I've included multimedia package)
I think that my PDF viewer can't open it ?
oui
marcellus: still there?
marcellus
yes
oui
you mentioned that long table can be used together with the mdwtab
ive read from the manual yet still think cant afapt
marcellus
,cs mdwtab
fsbot
oui
yeah..
page 11
but i got Package longtable Error: longtable not in 1-column mode. \begin{longtable}
marcellus
,sample
fsbot
hmm, sample is Paste a sample at http://pastebin.tlhiv.org showing your problem in as little code as possible. Make sure it is a *complete* document, and if possible one that compiles! If your LaTeX aborts with errors, paste them too.
oui
okay
http://pastebin.tlhiv.org/tlLbXvVO
marcellus
,cs longtable
fsbot