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Define new macros for logical markup

Posted on July 12, 2016 by TeX tips Feed

When you encounter some logical markup, i.e. some things that belong to the...

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Don’t use short cut macros

Posted on July 12, 2016 by TeX tips Feed

Today I took over a client’s project containing lots of definitions like [crayon-57855fa12a5f1419409570/]...

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Finding typefaces (fonts)

Posted on July 9, 2016 by TeX tips Feed

If you’re looking for a typeface which can be used with (PDF)LaTeX you...

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Parallel LaTeXing with Python Threads

Posted on July 7, 2016 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Based on an example from stackexchange I have created a small example on parallel TeX compilation. # -*- coding: utf-8 -*- """ Created on 2016-07-06 Uwe Ziegenhagen based on """   from multiprocessing.pool import ThreadPool from time import time as timer import os   files = ['test-01.tex','test-02.tex','test-03.tex','test-04.tex','test-05.tex', 'test-06.tex','test-07.tex','test-08.tex','test-09.tex','test-10.tex']   def compile_file(cfile): try: result = […]

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Order of float placement parameters

Posted on June 24, 2016 by TeX tips Feed

Did you know that the order of the float placement specifiers h, t,...

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Debian/TeX Live 2016.20160623-1

Posted on June 24, 2016 by There and back again Feed

About one month has passed since we did release TeX Live 2016, and more than a month since the last Debian packages, so it is high time to ship out a new checkout of upstream. Nothing spectacular new here, just lots and lots of updates since the freeze. I am dedicating this release to those [...]

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Posted on June 22, 2016 by There and back again Feed

TeX Live 2016は最近リリースされたから、日本語の環境によく使われてる「ptex2pdf」に対応してる設定を自動にTeXworksに入れてることになった。したがって、これまでに必要なTeXworksの設定は自動に更新されている。 というのは、ptex2pdfのパケージが更新されてる時、下記のチェックの上、設定を変更されてる: 日本語の環境(LANG=ja_JP) TeXworksのtools.iniというファイル(Windowsの場合はTW_INIPATHのkpathseaの環境変数を使う、その以外~/.TeXworks/configuration/tools.ini)ptex2pdfに対応してるコンフィグがない これまで設定されてないユーザーは新しい「tools.ini」を作って、デフォルト+ptex2pdfの設定が入ってる。 このプロセスはptex2pdfの更新の時に行うけど、欲しかったら、tlmgrを使って行える可能性である。これは特に日本語の環境に働いていないユーザーの場合は便利だ。 例 僕のLANG設定は英語(en_US.UTF8)だから、TeXworksを起こしたら、この様なツールスがある: その後tlmgrを使って、ptex2pdfのpostactionを行う。同時にLANGに日本語に変更する: $ LANG=ja_JP.UTF8 tlmgr postaction install script ptex2pdf (ptex2pdf postinst: adjusting TeXworks tools.ini) $ これでTeXworksのツールスが変わった 役に立つとおもってる。問題が発生の場合は、連絡ください。

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On managing large documents

Posted on June 20, 2016 by Blog on Latex Matters Feed

  Whether you are working on a book, a doctoral thesis, or an extensive report, large documents can be difficult. The source code becomes confusing; you scroll back and forth to find what you are looking for; and processing the document can take minutes rather than seconds. In this article, I describe some tools and ... [Read more...]

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Displaying pdfs on the right

Posted on June 13, 2016 by Content AND Presentation Feed

Some time ago I decided that I’ll give PDF tools a shot. Wow. Just wow. Never going back to Evince. (Well, almost never – Evince does have one or two options not present in PDF Tools, but I hardly ever use them). If you are an Emacs user on GNU+Linux, I strongly advice you to try PDF Tools out. Especially if you do a lot of LaTeX work in AUCTeX (like I do) and/or if you need to read or create PDF annotations (highlighting and/or notes) – it’s really great. (I did once experience some problems with said annotations, though.) I was a bit afraid about the efficiency – but man, it’s really fast! A great piece of work indeed. I have a few problems with it, though.

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Changes and News

Posted on June 13, 2016 by Clemens' LaTeX Corner Feed

There have been some changes both on the frontend and the backend side of The forums have been deactivated and removed. After one year of testing the feedback was so small that I decided to not longer maintain and provide them. Only a few support questions were posted and…Read More

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What’s new in chemmacros v5.6?

Posted on June 12, 2016 by Clemens' LaTeX Corner Feed

Version 5.6 (2016/05/02) of chemmacros comes with a whole bunch of improvements and changes – no breaking changes, though. Here’s an overview over the changes: base module: comfortably adding support for cleveref and fancyref with \ChemCleverefSupport and \ChemFancyrefSupport lang module: translations are now provided in the corresponding modules they belong…Read More

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Polyglossia et XeLaTeX 3.14159265-2.6-0.99996 (TeXLive 2016)

Posted on June 12, 2016 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

TeXLive 2016 est sortie lundi dernier. Elle inclut une nouvelle version de XeLaTeX qui nécessite quelques adaptations de polyglossia, lesquelles n'ont pas encore été faites. Heureusement, ceci se corrige en quelques lignes Le problème XeTeX propose de définir des classes de caractères (par exemple « signes de ponctuations » "espaces" « guillemets »). Ceci permet d'insérer automatiquement des espaces de tailles déterminées entre certains caractères, selon la classe à laquelle ils appartiennent. Par (...) - Typographie

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Das “Currentfile” Paket

Posted on June 11, 2016 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Hier ein Beispiel für das currentfile Paket. Während \jobname auch bei eingebundenen Dateien nur den Namen der Hauptdatei ausspuckt, kann man mit den Befehlen des currentfile Pakets auf die einzelnen Dateien zugreifen. \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{filecontents} \usepackage{currfile}   \begin{filecontents}{curr02.tex}   Ich bin der Inhalt einer Datei, die eingebunden wird. \verb|\jobname| enthält: \jobname   \begin{itemize} \item \verb|\currfilebase|: \currfilebase […]

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TeX Live 2016 erschienen

Posted on June 9, 2016 by TeXwelt Feed

Die super Neuigkeit konntest Du vielleicht schon auf ctan-ann oder lesen: das jährliche Update von TeX Live ist erschienen. Man kriegt es von CTAN und Spiegel-Servern sowie via Was gibt es Neues? GNU Privacy Guard (GPG) wird zur Datei-Prüfung für Update-Sicherheit verwendet. Es … Weiterlesen →

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TeX Live 2016 released

Posted on June 9, 2016 by TeXblog Feed

You may have read the great news on ctan-ann or this year’s update of TeX Live has been released. It is available on CTAN and via What’s new? GNU Privacy Guard (GPG) is used for file verification for update security. … Continue reading →

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