Tables with lots of text in LaTeX often lead to tables that do not fit on a page. This post shows how to produce tables with automatic line breaks. Here is a simple example of a badly formatted table:
The tabularx package has the possibility to break lines automatically by using the column specifier X:
If you use LaTeX with the package Beamer instead of Powerpoint to make presentations, you will probably miss the possibility to present a slide and at the same time have a quick glance on the next slide (Powerpoint has this great feature).
Searching the internet, I found the following solution: pympress:
“It is designed to be a dual-screen reader used for presentations and public talks, with two displays: the Content window for a projector, and the Presenter window for your laptop. It is portable and has been tested on various Mac, Windows, and Linux systems.”
You can download it … Read the rest “Showing a beamer presentation with preview of next slide”
I downloaded the newest version of Emacs (26.1) from Vincent Goublet’s homepage., and run into the problem that my spell-checking of documents doesn’t work anymore. I use ispell and Aspell but the new version of Emacs needs Aspell 6.0 which is not available for Windows. After some googling, I found a good replacement: hunspell. Now I can check my spelling again:
I added the following code in my .emacs file (I found it somewhere on the internet).
… Read the rest “Aspell does not work anymore with the new Emacs 26.1 for Windows: hunspell to the rescue”
(setq ispell-program-name "C:/Program Files (x86)/hunspell/bin/hunspell") ;; "en_US" is key to lookup in `ispell-local-dictionary-alist`, please note it will be passed to hunspell
In my work I often have to describe the model I use. For this it is almost inevitable to draw some hierarchical production functions. The following shows you how to draw two production functions side by side using Tik/. TikZ is a German acronym and stands for “TikZ ist kein Zeichenprogramm” (TikZ is not a drawing program) and produces high-quality drawings in LaTeX.
This is how the two production function look in the paper:
I use the Latex package subcaption (as the package subfigure is deprecated) to get the two production functions side by side. You further need to load … Read the rest “Drawing nice side-by-side trees in LaTeX”
Once in a while, I need a table in LaTeX with some footnotes below the table. Doing an internet search I found a nice solution using the package threeparttable. Here is a small example with the nuclear power plants in Switzerland:
The LaTeX code for this table is self-explaining (note the special structure: table – threeparttable – tabular):