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TeX Live/Debian - complete update (binaries and packages) 9/2014

Posted on September 29, 2014 by There and back again Feed

After a long business trip to Europe, here a big round of updates for all of TeX Live/Debian. Besides updating the usual bunch of packages from CTAN, this upload also brings a new set of binaries. After painful rounds of tests of upgrades from stable and sid, and fighting with stupid lintian errors, the packages […] The post TeX Live/Debian - complete update (binaries and packages) 9/2014 appeared first on There and back again.

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Typesetting Chessboard with the chessboard package

Posted on September 28, 2014 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

I recently started Chess again, so I wanted to typeset some chessboards. With the chessboard package by Ulrike Fischer this is pretty much straight forward. Here’s a 2-page example what the package can do. It can do much more, I’ll post additional examples if I find some time. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[left=1cm,right=1cm,top=2cm,bottom=2cm]{geometry} \usepackage{chessboard,xskak} \usepackage{graphicx,booktabs} \pagestyle{empty} […]

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2014-09-27 show-paren-mode

Posted on September 27, 2014 by Content AND Presentation Feed

For today, I only have a short tip. Sorry;-). I guess many Emacs users know about show-paren-mode, which highlights the closing paren (or brace, or bracket...) when the point is on the opening one (or the opening one when the point is right after the closing one).

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My slides source codes for MOSC 2014 talks

Posted on September 26, 2014 by Malaysian LaTeX User Group Feed

I presented something on Android Kernel/ROM at the Malaysian Open Source Conference (MOSC) 2014. I did my presentation with beamer. Here are the slides and the source codes at Github Source at github, here

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Reworking and exposing siunitx internals

Posted on September 18, 2014 by Some TeX Developments Feed

I’ve been talking for a while about working on a new major version of siunitx. I’ve got plans to add some new features which are difficult or impossible to deliver using the v2 set up, but here I want to look at perhaps what’s more important: the back end, programming set up and related matters. […]

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IguanaTeX — a free, open-source LaTeX plugin for PowerPoint

Posted on September 18, 2014 by Malaysian LaTeX User Group Feed

(Reblogged from Jonathan Le Roux's G+ page)Hi! If you are using PowerPoint on Windows and are looking for a convenient way to insert LaTeX equations, I'd like to suggest trying out IguanaTex, which I am now in charge of developing:http://www.jonathanleroux.org/software/iguanatex/ It's a good and free alternative to the now apparently abandonned TexPoint.The LaTeX displays created with IguanaTex support formatting (rotation, resizing, color fills, etc), animations, as well as inclusion in groups (even hierarchical): they can be edited while retaining all these properties.I hope you like it.JonathanGive it a spin!

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2014-09-13 TeX input method

Posted on September 13, 2014 by Content AND Presentation Feed

Some time ago, someone on the Emacs mailing list asked about entering a letter not present on a (typical) keyboard. There are a few ways to do it, some at the OS level and some on the editor level.

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How To Pad a PDF to an N Page Signature

Posted on September 13, 2014 by ReachTim Feed

This how-to article describes how you can create a LaTeX command to pad a PDF with blank pages so that the total number of pages is an integer multiple (to satisify a printer’s request). Does your printer want the number of pages in your PDFs to be an integer multiple? Mine does. The number of pages in my documents must be a multiple of four. That isn’t exactly a signature, but that’s the first word that comes to mind. Of course this is easy to do by hand when you have Adobe Acrobat or a similar tool, but this short article shows how to create and use a LaTeX command that will do it for you automatically. This example depends on the ifthen, calc, and pageslts packages. ifthen provides the ifthenelse and whiledo commands. calc enables us to do infix math to easily set a counter. pageslts provides the counter CurrentPage. As usual with TeX and LaTeX there are multiple ways to solve this problem; this is just one. Other packages that are helpful in this situation but not used in this article are : intcalc fp pgf calculator The Modulo Function The LaTeX Macro padpages The Complete Macro Example What is a real signature? It ...

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A deserved milestone

Posted on September 9, 2014 by Stack Exchange TeX Blog Feed

You know him. A good friend. Do you know he has a middle name? I won’t tell you, though. It’s a secret. It’s not listed in the index of The TeXbook, I’m afraid. I will give you a hint: it starts with P. P as in passionate about TeX and friends. P as in patient, […]

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River Valley videos on the move

Posted on September 6, 2014 by Some TeX Developments Feed

Many readers will be familiar with River Valley, a typesetting company with a long-standing interested in TeX and related technologies. One of the things they do is great work videoing meetings in the area of publishing, technology, XML and all kinds of related things. I had an e-mail a couple of days ago from Kaveh […]

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TUGboat 34:2 publicly available

Posted on September 2, 2014 by TeX Users Group Feed

All articles and the complete issue (2013 #2) are available online; printed copies are available through the TUG store.

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Cross-referencing labels in other files

Posted on August 29, 2014 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

With the xr package one can pull labels from different files, however it is not possible to create hyperref-Hyperlinks with this package. Fortunately there is a was around this challenge: “Label-Dokument.tex” with the label inside %!TEX TS-program = Arara % arara: pdflatex \documentclass[12pt]{scrartcl}   \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{hyperref} \hypersetup{ bookmarks=true, % show bookmarks bar unicode=false, % […]

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Using LaTeX to generate PDFs for mobile phones and tablets

Posted on August 29, 2014 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Here’s an example how LaTeX can be used to create PDF files for small screens. The following example is made for the Nokia Lumia 630 but can but easily adjusted. %!TEX TS-program = LuaLaTeX \documentclass[7pt,smallheadings]{scrartcl} \usepackage[paperwidth=56mm,paperheight=92.5mm,top=1mm,left=1mm,bottom=1mm,right=3.5mm]{geometry} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{booktabs} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{csquotes} \usepackage{xkeyval,polyglossia} \setmainlanguage[spelling=new]{german} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Verdana} \usepackage{microtype} \usepackage{blindtext} \pagestyle{plain} \begin{document}   \section{Ein Abschnitt} \subsection{Ein Unterabschnitt}   \blindtext[2] […]

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Modifizieren eines biblatex-Stils

Posted on August 28, 2014 by TeXwelt Feed

Ausgangslage Schreibt man wissenschaftliche Arbeiten oder Artikel für Fachzeitschriften, so benötigt man stets ein Literaturverzeichnis. LaTeX bietet mit dem Paket biblatex ein hervorragendes Werkzeug zu dessen Erstellung. Dabei gibt es Betreuervorgaben, Institutsvorgaben, Normen oder Vorgaben der unterschiedlichen Fachpublikationen, wie das Literaturverzeichnis … Weiterlesen →

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TeX Live/Debian - new binaries in experimental

Posted on August 25, 2014 by There and back again Feed

TeX Live has a yearly release schedule, and while normal packages are updated on a daily basis, updates to binaries are not done during one year. But development continues in our TeX Live svn repository, and since the several things have changed. To make sure that new binaries can be build at any time, I […] The post TeX Live/Debian - new binaries in experimental appeared first on There and back again.

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