[OS X TeX] box in forms

Will Robertson will at guerilla.net.au
Sat Jan 15 20:33:29 EST 2005

On 16 Jan 2005, at 11:21 AM, Alain Schremmer wrote:

> I tried it and I am overwhelmed. At the risk of appearing ungrateful, 
> though, I think that, at least for the time being, I prefer the other 
> solution because it does not depend on \newcommand which I am afraid 
> of while the other solution is completely local and context-free.

It's only scary if what's inside is incomprehensible :)
Remember, a \newcommand defines a command (obviously :) ) whose 
definition is used as the *replacement* where-ever it occurs in your 

Surely something like the following makes perfect sense?

    \newcommand\schremmer{\textsc{Alain Schremmer}}
    This is a sample sentence for the education of \schremmer{}.

This is exactly the same as writing:

    This is a sample sentence for the education of \textsc{Alain 

But there is the advantage that if you want to change the way you 
typeset your name (to italics, say), you only need to change the one 
definition at the beginning of the document.

There are more complex situations when you define commands with 
arguments, but that's a lesson for another day :)

Have fun!

--------------------- Info ---------------------
Mac-TeX Website: http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/
           & FAQ: http://latex.yauh.de/faq/
TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faq
List Post: <mailto:MacOSX-TeX at email.esm.psu.edu>

More information about the MacOSX-TeX mailing list