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Matheplanet Award

Posted on January 27, 2015 by TeXblog Feed

These days, the voting phase of the Matheplanet Member Award ended. Among the 15 categories, there’s an award for the best LaTeX advisor. I’m happy to read that our fellow Matheplanet members voted to present me with the award. Thank … Continue reading →

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TeXtalk: an interview with Paulo Cereda

Posted on January 25, 2015 by Stack Exchange TeX Blog Feed

Image courtesy of David Carlisle (MS Paint skillz FTW) Welcome to TeXtalk! Our interviewee is Paulo Cereda. Paulo has collected 24k+ rep, 160+ answers, and 240+ badges on TeX.sx. He is an avid participant in the chat rooms, and a lover of ducks. Paulo is usually our interviewer, but today we’ve turned the tables. Joseph […]

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LaTeX Tricks (XII)

Posted on January 25, 2015 by LaTeX Community News Feed

Documents as a source of information; Tabular packages' purposes, conflicts; Same space in matrices; Logic inferences

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LaTeX Tricks (XI)

Posted on January 25, 2015 by LaTeX Community News Feed

Three subjects will be detailed: Using LaTeX syntax as an unambiguous way to communicate, Writing a bold \ell, Fonts' encodings.

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LaTeX Tricks (X)

Posted on January 25, 2015 by LaTeX Community News Feed

This is the Xth edition of my TUGboat `Tips & Tricks.' This time, we shall first see how to write `dancing text,' roman numerals, how to draw under and over braces on same elements, and how to display aligned (in)equations systems. We will then end by discussing on BibLaTeX and Biber, which constitute a promising alternative to BibTeX.

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indextools, un fork de imakeidx

Posted on January 25, 2015 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

À mon grand regret j'ai du, pour la première fois de ma vie, créé un fork d'un package. Le package imakeidx a dont une nouvelle version : indextools. La raison technique La raison technique de cette fork est la suivante : lorsqu'on utile hyperref en combinaison avec un package d'indexation, il est conseillé de charger hyperref après le package, pour avoir des liens internes. Cependant hyperref doit être chargé avant bidi, le package qui permet de gérer les langues qui s'écrivent de droite à gauche. (...) - Index

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Looping with LaTeX — Generating Name Cards

Posted on January 24, 2015 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Today I had to generate a few name cards, LaTeX and the pgffor command came very handy doing that. I am not entirely satisfied with this solution, since the margins are hardwired, so if you have a better way just tell me. \documentclass[45pt,ngerman]{scrartcl} \usepackage[left=1cm,right=1cm,top=1.5cm,bottom=0.5cm,a4paper]{geometry} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage{pgffor} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{lmodern} \usetikzlibrary{positioning} \pagestyle{empty} \setlength{\parskip}{0pt} \begin{document} […]

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Reading CSV files with LaTeX

Posted on January 24, 2015 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Reading CSV files is pretty easy in LaTeX, thanks to Nicola Talbot’s datatool package. When you have an Excel file like the following Schueler.xlsx, simply save it as CSV (Comma-Separated Value). If you open the CSV file “Schueler.csv” in a text editor you get the following: We start by loading the datatool package. Since the […]

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Simple looping with LaTeX

Posted on January 24, 2015 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Here’s a fairly easy example how to loop through a LaTeX collection/list with the help of the pgffor package \documentclass[12pt,ngerman]{scrartcl} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage{pgffor} \begin{document} \begin{itemize} \foreach \x in {Donald,Dagobert,Gustav,Goofy} {\item \x} \end{itemize} \end{document}

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News from goLaTeX

Posted on January 19, 2015 by TeXblog Feed

The web site and forum goLaTeX.de moved to a new server, which is maintained by me. Johannes already wrote about it on TeXwelt.de (Neuigkeiten bei goLaTeX), and I posted the news here: Server-Umzug. The appearance stays the same but with improvements:   All … Continue reading →

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LaTeX2e and Unicode engines: the detail

Posted on January 17, 2015 by Some TeX Developments Feed

As I mentioned in my last post, the LaTeX team are working on various small but important improvements to the LaTeX2e kernel. One area we are looking at is adjusting how the ‘vanilla’ format works with Unicode engines. I’ve been asked for a bit more detail on this area, so I’ll try to fill in […]

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2015-01-17 A quick-and-dirty hack with a dollar sign

Posted on January 17, 2015 by Content AND Presentation Feed

I sometimes yank some fragments of text into my LaTeX files. This creates some problems, which can be more or less easily solved by query-replace and friends. The real problem is with math formulae. In general, anyone expecting that copying a formula from a pdf and yanking it into a LaTeX file will Just Work™, will be seriously disappointed. Converting such yanked formulae to correct LaTeX syntax is a painful process. One can, however, use Emacs to ease the pain a bit.

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Neuigkeiten bei GoLaTeX

Posted on January 17, 2015 by TeXwelt Feed

Das vormals zum GoForen-Label gehörende GoLaTeX ist der Familie von TeX-verwandten Seiten beigetreten, welche von unserem Administrator Stefan betreut werden. Optisch bleibt alles unverändert, aber im Hintergrund gibt es Änderungen. So ist nach langer Zeit endlich der Dateiupload wieder funktionsfähig. … Weiterlesen →

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LaTeX Thesis Template (Manuel Kuehner)

Posted on January 2, 2015 by Stack Exchange TeX Blog Feed

General Information I first published my PHD thesis on the Showcase of beautiful typography done in TeX & friends page. I was asked to publish the LaTeX code on the Stack Exchange TeX Blog here which made me very proud. I then started to create a lean template that is suitable as a starting point for most thesis […]

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TUGboat 34:3 publicly available

Posted on December 31, 2014 by TeX Users Group Feed

All articles and the complete issue (2013 #3) are available online; printed copies are available through the TUG store.

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