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August 13, 2007

Orange Squash

Orange Squash

I’m quite keen on my orange squash as most of you know. Those of you who know me well will also know my particular fondness of Robinson’s Orange Squash.

Recently they have changed their label from the one in the photo. Why change a label? To attract attention to the product to re-promote it? To accompany a change in flavour or ingredients?

My guess is the latter because it is now necessary to dilute the cordial in slightly different proportions in order to remove the slight aftertaste of pinapple that is otherwise noticable. When I first tried the ‘new’ orange squash I thought I’d picked up the wrong bottle from the supermarket as Robinson’s do indeed sell an orange and pinapple version….

Anyway, I checked and I definitely have the orange (no added sugar) squash and with a little bit of experimentation as to proportions of cordial to water it’s all sorted.

The point of this entry….. none really other than to fill time and hopefully keep you amused for all of 2 minutes!!

August 03, 2007

Latex and graphics :–(

Follow-up to The joys of LaTeX from Laura's blog

Thank you for your help if you commented on my first entry about Latex and graphics. I’m still stuck I’m afriad. I’ve converted the image to a .pdf and then written \usepackages{graphicx} at the top and then typed \includegraphics{Normalisedzscores.pdf}

When I did this to start with, it said it needed to know the dimension of the bounding box so I altered it to \includegraphics[bb = 4 4 5 5]{Normalisedzscores.pdf} which runs fine, but in DVi I get the following error message:

Error: /undefined in obj Operand stack: --nostringval-- PermitFileReading --nostringval-- PermitFileWriting --nostringval-- 1 0 Execution stack: %interp_exit .runexec2 --nostringval-- --nostringval-- --nostringval-- 2 %stopped_push --nostringval-- --nostringval-- --nostringval-- false 1 %stopped_push 1 3 %oparray_pop 1 3 %oparray_pop 1 3 %oparray_pop 1 3 %oparray_pop .runexec2 --nostringval-- --nostringval-- --nostringval-- 2 %stopped_push --nostringval-- --nostringval-- --nostringval-- Dictionary stack: --dict:1057/1123(ro)(G)-- --dict:0/20(G)-- --dict:70/200(L)-- --dict:95/300(L)-- --dict:42/200(L)-- Current allocation mode is local MiKTeX GPL Ghostscript 8.01: Unrecoverable error, exit code 1

Any ideas? Thank you for your help.

P.S. Apologies to anyone reading my blog hoping for something exciting!

August 01, 2007

The joys of LaTeX

Last year I wrote my dissertation in TeX. This was a major faff as I was incapable of making contents pages and bibliographies in it. Therefore I’ve decided to learn how to use LaTeX. So far, it’s great! I’ve worked out contents and bibiliographies without any bother and can do tables and everything I need. However, graphics seem to be beyond me! I’ve got the graphics saved as .wmf as they were what I needed for TeX, however, it seems that these are unsuitable for LaTeX. Equally, I’ve tried converting them to .jpg and .pdf and using pdflatex in the latter case, but it still won’t put graphics into my document.

Any ideas?! Thank you.

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  • I get the same error when I try to insert a ps file. Can anybody tell me why? Thanks… by Mika on this entry
  • Hi there Laura, Nice blog – I have a suggestion for you regarding your LaTeX graphics problems. Open… by Peter M on this entry
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