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Point vs. Big Point

Posted on May 23, 2016 by TeX tips Feed

In TeX 1pt (point) is defined as 1/72.27 inch, which is the definition...

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TeXtalk: an interview with Mico

Posted on May 22, 2016 by Stack Exchange TeX Blog Feed

Welcome to TeXtalk! Our interviewee is Mico. Mico has collected 158k+ rep, 3,000+ answers, and 730+ badges on TeX.sx. He is a regular participant in the chat room. Paulo CeredaYay, our interviewee is here! Welcome, Mico!MicoThanks, Paulo! It’s good to be here. :-)yo’It’s gonna be long, have you got enough refreshments? :)MicoHi there!yo’Hello!MicoCatching up on […]

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Biblatex back-end update

Posted on May 20, 2016 by Some TeX Developments Feed

I wrote recently abut the need to manage biblatex back-ends, and thoughts the maintenance team had on which way to proceed. After a bit of thought, we’ve gone for a solution we hope works for users and for us. Reversing what seemed like a ‘good idea at the time’, we’ve re-integrated (almost) all of the ... Read more

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TeX Users Group Treffen 2016 Toronto

Posted on May 15, 2016 by TeXwelt Feed

Der Frühbucherrabatt endet bald! Das TeX Users Group Treffen findet dieses Jahr in Toronto statt, vom 25. bis zum 27. Juli. Es gibt wieder Präsentationen über Textsatz, Schriften, Tools und mehr. Bis 15. Mai gibt es den Frühbucherrabatt. Das ist der … Weiterlesen →

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Event tip: TeX Users Group meeting 2016 Toronto

Posted on May 14, 2016 by TeX tips Feed

Early bird registration discount ends soon! The TeX Users Group meeting 2016 will be in Toronto, July 25-27. There will be presentations about typesetting, fonts, tools, and more.

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TeX Live 2016 (pretest) hits Debian/unstable

Posted on May 13, 2016 by There and back again Feed

The sources of TeX Live binaries are now (hopefully) frozen, and barring unpleasant surprises, these will be code going into the final release (one fix for luatex is coming, though). Thus, I thought it is time to upload TeX Live 2016 packages to Debian/unstable to expose them to a wider testing area - packages in [...]

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TUGboat 37:1 published

Posted on May 5, 2016 by TeX Users Group Feed

TUGboat volume 36, number 3 (a regular issue) has been mailed to TUG members. It is also available online to members and from the TUG store. Please consider joining or renewing your TUG membership if you haven't already. Submission information for the next issue is available.

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Programming network switches and routers using TeX

Posted on May 3, 2016 by TeX tips Feed

I’m a network engineer, and a part of my job is configuring switches. I program this, and so I need a language, that generates text and heavily uses macros...

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Follow @tex_tips on Twitter

Posted on April 25, 2016 by TeX tips Feed

We now have a Twitter account @tex_tips you may like to follow to...

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Use rotating.sty for wide tables/figures

Posted on April 25, 2016 by TeX tips Feed

You can use the rotating package to automatically rotate wide figures or tables....

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Vortragsfolien „Klausurerstellung mit LaTeX“, Dante-Frühjahrstagung in Wuppertal

Posted on April 24, 2016 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Hier meine Folien zum Vortrag in Wuppertal, zusammen mit den entsprechenden Quellen (auch für die Beamer Folien) Folien UweUwe Ziegenhagen has been working with LaTeX for more than a decade. Besides TeX/LaTeX he likes to work with Python, Rasberry/Arduino and his digital camera.More Posts - Website

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Schnittmarken mit LaTeX entfernen

Posted on April 24, 2016 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Vor ein paar Tagen wollte ich die Schnittmarken in einer PDF Datei entfernen. Da ich kein Adobe Acrobat oder einen ähnlichen PDF Editor habe, habe ich LaTeX genutzt. Nützlich ist die Fähigkeit des pdfpages Pakets, direkt beim Import eines PDF festzulegen, wie jede Seite zu croppen ist. Der trim Parameter bekommt dabei vier Maße übergeben, […]

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Add a prefix to your labels

Posted on April 23, 2016 by TeX tips Feed

To keep track of (the target of) your labels you might want to...

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JabRef 2.3 was released

Posted on April 22, 2016 by TeX tips Feed

Since 17th of April JabRef is available in version 2.3. Among other thins...

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TeX Live 2016 pretest and Debian packages

Posted on April 18, 2016 by There and back again Feed

Preparation for the release of TeX Live 2016 have started some time ago with the freeze of updates in TeX Live 2015. Yesterday we announced the official start of the pretest period. That means that we invite people to test the new release and help fixing bugs. At the same time I have uploaded the [...]

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