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  • Electronic engineering major. (MSc. holder, PhD. candidate)
  • Doing Linux sysadmin stuff for lack of someone better.
  • Lover of books: technical, non-technical, literary,...

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May
4
awarded  Caucus
Feb
5
accepted MS Word Tutorial for LaTeX Users
Jan
29
comment MS Word Tutorial for LaTeX Users
These sound really interesting. Thanks for sharing. I +1ed you earlier but wanted to wait for other responses before accepting. Are these tips the results of hacking/experience or gathered from your reading? If you have links to MS Office/MS Word reading material, they would be really useful. The material need not be freely available.
Jan
22
revised MS Word Tutorial for LaTeX Users
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Jan
22
answered MS Word Tutorial for LaTeX Users
Jan
22
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
21
comment MS Word Tutorial for LaTeX Users
@Mothermole1 I sure hope that by "TeX" you actually mean "LaTeX" or "ConTeXt" or similar... Take a look over at TeX.SX whenever you need help.
Jan
21
comment How do different operators deal with a given string
@user2750466 I'm no expert myself but I think this should cover most edge cases.
Jan
21
comment How do different operators deal with a given string
I would also add -- to mv (as in mv -- "$file" ...) to ensure it can handle file names starting with a -.
Jan
21
comment ping can't resolve hostname, but nslookup can
What's in your /etc/resolv.conf?
Jan
21
comment MS Word Tutorial for LaTeX Users
@Mothermole1 Thanks. I didn't mean to imply that I'm a TeXpert or anything. It's just that (La)TeX is such a paradigm shift, it alters the way you think about documents after a while.
Jan
21
revised MS Word Tutorial for LaTeX Users
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Jan
20
awarded  Custodian
Jan
20
awarded  Yearling
Jan
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on MS Word Tutorial for LaTeX Users
Jan
20
revised MS Word Tutorial for LaTeX Users
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Jan
20
asked MS Word Tutorial for LaTeX Users
Oct
15
comment Using chntpw messes up Windows 7 registry. How to recover?
@nerdwaller Interesting! I'll definitely keep it in mind. Thanks for the link :)
Oct
15
comment Using chntpw messes up Windows 7 registry. How to recover?
@nerdwaller Thanks for the pointers. Thing is, I'm a very casual Windows user: I use GNU/Linux almost exclusively. I only keep Windows around for gaming and other Windows applications I'm forced to use for work. I'm afraid the restore might mess with my Linux partition so I may end up not doing it after all...
Oct
15
comment Using chntpw messes up Windows 7 registry. How to recover?
@nerdwaller Thanks I'll Google it. And yes, the problem was precisely that I couldn't log in. Mouse and keyboard were dead on log in. I thought if I blanked the password, it would log in automatically and I would somehow be able to fix the problem "from the inside". It didn't help. I didn't include it in the question because I don't think it's relevant.