## Top new questions this week:

### What is "%&-line parsing enabled"?

My latex logs begin with %&-line parsing enabled What does it mean?

{pdftex} {texlive}

### I want to start learning how to use \newcommand \newenvironment and \def any suggestions where to start?

I have been using LaTeX for a long time now, and I find myself often going to this website to solve my problems. This often includes copy pasting codes which include \newcommand, \newenvironment and …

{macros} {environments}

### Is there an "Appending \let"?

After \def\MyText{\textbf{My Text}} \let\MySaved\MyText \MySaved and \MyText have the same \meaning. What I would like to have further down in the document is % \MyText = \textbf{My Text} …

{plain-tex}

### How to define a point between two points for a given length ratio?

I have the points A(0,0) and B(3, 4), I want a point that is 4/6 of the length of AB and lies on the the same line. How to do this?

{tkz-euclide}

### Dash in Environment Name

I'm trying to make a verbatim environment called "my-environ" \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fancyvrb} \DefineVerbatimEnvironment{myenviron}{Verbatim}{numbers=left,frame=lines,label=My …

{environments} {fancyvrb}

### Change the color of capital letters

Is there a way to define a command that changes the colour of any capital letter in an input string? Most of the results I find when I type "LaTeX string capital" are results about capitalizing the …

{color} {capitalization} {strings}

### Force latex to show a square matrix as square

How can i force latex to print out square matrix as a square matrix with equal width and height in math-mode? I also read amsmath documentation, but don't found any useful help on it. For example …

{math-mode} {amsmath} {matrices}

## Greatest hits from previous weeks:

### Why can't pdflatex print EPS figures?

The images in my paper are in EPS format. If I execute pdflatex to get a PDF version of my paper, the figures won't appear. I have to typeset using the latex command, and then convert the DVI file to …

{graphics} {pdftex} {eps}

### What is the LaTeX command for "em dash" (—)?

I am trying to insert the symbol in the title of the question, which I copied from a PDF article, but it appears as space in the output file. What is the corresponding LaTeX command?

{symbols} {punctuation}

I am using Verbments package in texworks from MiKeTeX and I have added -shell-escape to the argument list but I keep getting this error ! LaTeX Error: File `untitled-2.pyg.vrb' not found. here is …

{miktex} {verbments}

### xindy: merge-rule to ignore leading numbers

I use texindy to generate an index. There are several indexed terms with a leading number. I want these terms to be sorted as if the leading numbers weren't there. This I attempted to achieve with …

{xindy}