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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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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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Folien von der FrosCon 2014

Posted on August 24, 2014 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Hier meine Folien vom heutigen LaTeX-Vortrag auf der FrosCon. Froscon-2014-Folien (PDF) TeX Dateien (zip) Für Einsteiger in Sachen LaTeX sind folgende Dokumente interessant: Als Buch für Einsteiger empfehle ich das Einführungsbuch von Herbert Voss:

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biblatex for statisticians

Posted on August 22, 2014 by Rob J Hyndman: Research tips Feed

I am now using biblatex for all my bibliographic work as it seems to have developed enough to be stable and reliable. The big advantage of biblatex is that it is easy to format the bibliography to conform to specific journal or publisher styles. It is also possible to have structured bibliographies (e.g., divided into sections: books, papers, R packages, etc.) Here is my default setting which should be suitable for almost all statistics and econometrics journals. % Load the package \usepackage{url} \usepackage[style=authoryear, bibencoding=utf8, minnames=1, maxnames=3, maxbibnames=99, natbib=true, dashed=false, terseinits=true, firstinits=true, uniquename=false, uniquelist=true, labeldate=true, doi=false, isbn=false, natbib=true, backend=biber]{biblatex} % Change the default formatting to be more "statistical" \DeclareFieldFormat{url}{\url{#1}} \DeclareFieldFormat[article]{pages}{#1} \DeclareFieldFormat[inproceedings]{pages}{\lowercase{pp.}#1} \DeclareFieldFormat[incollection]{pages}{\lowercase{pp.}#1} \DeclareFieldFormat[article]{volume}{\mkbibbold{#1}} \DeclareFieldFormat[article]{number}{\mkbibparens{#1}} \DeclareFieldFormat[article]{title}{\MakeCapital{#1}} \DeclareFieldFormat[article]{url}{} \DeclareFieldFormat[book]{url}{} \DeclareFieldFormat[inbook]{url}{} \DeclareFieldFormat[incollection]{url}{} \DeclareFieldFormat[inproceedings]{url}{} \DeclareFieldFormat[inproceedings]{title}{#1} \DeclareFieldFormat{shorthandwidth}{#1} % No dot before number of articles \usepackage{xpatch} \xpatchbibmacro{volume+number+eid}{\setunit*{\adddot}}{}{}{} % Remove In: for an article. \renewbibmacro{in:}{% \ifentrytype{article}{}{% \printtext{\bibstring{in}\intitlepunct}}} % Get rid of months in citations \AtEveryBibitem{\clearfield{month}} \AtEveryCitekey{\clearfield{month}} If you already use natbib, then all you have to do is replace \usepackage{natbib} with the above code in your preamble, remove any \bibliographystyle commands, move \bibliography{bibfile} to the preamble, and add \printbibliography where you want the bibliography to appear. All the \citet and \citep commands should still work without modification. It ...

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Debian/TeX Live 2014.20140821-1

Posted on August 21, 2014 by There and back again Feed

After my well earnedd summer break, here another round of updates to the TeX Live packages, with lots of new and updated packages. Packages are on the way to the servers and should arrive at end users over the next days. Updated packages achemso, amscls, animate, answers, babel-greek, beebe, biblatex-chicago, bidi, bidicontour, bidipagegrid, chemmacros, chemnum, […] The post Debian/TeX Live 2014.20140821-1 appeared first on There and back again.

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PGFPlots 1.11 released

Posted on August 15, 2014 by LaTeX Community News Feed

Christian Feuersänger released version 1.11 of PGFPlots. It's already one week ago, but regarding this special package that news is important for me, so I share it also here. Furthermore, there are news about the future development. I would live to highlight two of the new features.

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Un hook de pre-commit pour s'assurer d'ajouter des % en fin de ligne

Posted on August 10, 2014 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

Lorsqu'on crée une commande LaTeX, il est quasi-obligatoire de mettre un « % » à la fin de chaque ligne pour éviter les espaces indésirables. Si vous versionnez votre code avec Git, il est possible de vérifier automatiquement la présence de ces %, grâce à un hook de pre-commit. Le hook empêchant l'ajout de ligne sans ce %. Pourquoi mettre des % en fin de ligne à la fin des commandes ? En TeX, les fins de lignes sont considérés comme des simples espaces. Ce qui pose problème si on fait tenir un (...) - Package

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LaTeX Tricks (IX)

Posted on August 8, 2014 by LaTeX Community News Feed

We describe here how to display date & time in a standard format, write (draw) dash integrals, number rows in tables, use unhabitual punctuation marks: interrobang and percontation point, draw dependency arrows, distinguish between ConTeXt, LuaTeX, teTeX and XeTeX.

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2014-08-08 A problem with a command with an optional star

Posted on August 8, 2014 by Content AND Presentation Feed

TL;DR: I wanted to be smart, and it backfired.

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