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How TeX Calculates Glue Settings in an \hbox

Posted on June 20, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

This is the third, and concluding, article in a series which takes a look at TeX boxes and glue. The first post Boxes and Glue: A Brief, but Visual, Introduction Using LuaTeX introduced the concepts of boxes and glue and was followed by Pandora’s \hbox: Using LuaTeX to Lift the Lid of TeX Boxes which presented a LuaTeX-based Overleaf project to explore the deeper structures of TeX boxes through the use node graphs. In this final piece we take a “deep dive” into the mechanics of how TeX calculates glue values in an \hbox: a process referred to as setting the glue. We make extensive use of node graphs (introduced in the second article in this series) and show how to use and interpret some of the data they provide: glue_set, glue_sign and glue_order.

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TeX Live 2017 hits Debian/unstable

Posted on June 20, 2017 by There and back again Feed

Yesterday I uploaded the first packages of TeX Live 2017 to Debian/unstable, meaning that the new release cycle has started. Debian/stretch was released over the weekend, and this opened up unstable for new developments. The upload comprised the following packages: asymptote, cm-super, context, context-modules, texlive-base, texlive-bin, texlive-extra, texlive-extra, texlive-lang, texworks, xindy. I mentioned already in [...]

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Pandora’s \hbox: Using LuaTeX to Lift the Lid of TeX Boxes

Posted on June 17, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Boxes and glue are two key concepts which provide the foundation for TeX’s typesetting model and capabilities. Building on the introductory material in a previous post, Boxes and Glue: A Brief, but Visual, Introduction Using LuaTeX, this extensively-illustrated article examines boxes and glue in more detail. We also present a new LuaTeX-based Overleaf project that enables you to explore the deep inner structure of TeX boxes—providing insights which will help you to truly understand their behaviour.

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Boxes and Glue: A Brief, but Visual, Introduction Using LuaTeX

Posted on June 8, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

This post is a brief introduction to some key concepts/models involved in typesetting with TeX: boxes and glue—“setting the scene” for future articles that will go into much more detail.

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Using LuaTeX to run tools and utilities installed on Overleaf’s servers

Posted on June 6, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

In this short post we show how to use LuaTeX to run software tools and utilities installed on Overleaf’s servers, including how to capture, and then typeset, text that would normally be displayed in a terminal window. You might want to capture text such as success or failure reports from the program you are running, or the result of issuing command-line options such as --help to see the program’s options, or -v to determine which version of the program is installed.

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TeX Live 2017 published

Posted on June 4, 2017 by TeX talk Feed

TeX Live 2017 has been published today. Note, we may need to wait a bit…

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TeX Live 2017 published!

Posted on June 4, 2017 by TeX tips Feed

Wohoo! TeX Live 2017 has been released! Quick release info in Englisch: TeX...

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TeX Live 2017 erschienen

Posted on June 4, 2017 by TeXwelt Feed

Heute wurde TeX Live 2017 freigegeben. Einige der Neuerungen sind: TeX Live manager (tlmgr): Neuer Shell-Modus, Befehle entsprechen Aufrufen von tlmgr mit Optionen. Zur interaktiven Anwendung, noch nützlicher jedoch für Automatisieren durch Scripting. TEXMF Verzeichnisbaumstruktur: Anwender können nun einfach TEXMF-Verzeichnis-Teilbäume … Weiterlesen →

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TeX Live 2017 released

Posted on June 4, 2017 by TeXblog Feed

Today TeX Live 2017 has been released. Some of the changes: TeX Live manager (tlmgr): new shell mode, that allows scripting. Commands are like invoking tlmgr with options. For interactive use but especially useful for scripting. TEXMF tree structure: users … Continue reading →

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TeX Live 2017 released

Posted on June 4, 2017 by There and back again Feed

TeX Live 2017 has been released! CTAN mirrors are busy updating. Get out bottles of good wine, and enjoy a good long download ;-) Besides the huge amount of package updates due to the 2 month testing hiatus, I want to pick a few changes before copying the complete changelog entry: Additional TEXMF trees tlmgr [...]

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Stage LaTeX à Dunkerque - 28 juin 2017

Posted on June 3, 2017 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

Comme chaque année le département Génie Thermique et Énergie de l'IUT du Littoral Côte d'Opale organise son stage gratuit de formation au système de préparation et de production de documents LaTeX. Ce quinzième stage se tiendra le 28 juin 2017 à Dunkerque, de 9h à 17h30. Pour une fois, je peux y participer afin de donner une formation sur BiblaTeX et Biber. Informations et inscriptions sur le site du (...) - LaTeX

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Faire une thèse en sciences humaines avec LaTeX

Posted on June 1, 2017 by Cipanglossia Feed

Je viens de mettre en ligne le document de la formation LaTeX que j’assure à l’école doctorale de l’INALCO: https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/cel-01527916 Résumé : LaTeX est un puissant système d’édition de texte particulièrement bien adapté à la production de documents longs et complexes comme une thèse. Il permet notamment d’automatiser la création de la bibliographie, de la table des matières, des index, etc., de garantir la cohérence du style et de la numérotation des chapitres et sections, et d’avoir une mise en forme de qualité professionnelle. […]

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Overleaf for Book Authors

Posted on May 30, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

In this post we take a look at how Overleaf can support the work of book authors—whether you want to use Overleaf for writing or producing books, it offers a wealth of features and functionality to help you become much more productive.

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Overleaf for Book Production

Posted on May 30, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Overleaf provides a wealth of features and functionality to assist with book production. In this post we review some case studies and take a brief glimpse “under the hood” of Overleaf to see why it is a safe and secure platform on which to build innovative solutions for book publishing.

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The Stoic Resilience of PDF Within a Digital Ecosystem

Posted on May 30, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

PDF, as a format for the dissemination of scholarly content, does have its detractors—so why does the stalwart PDF file stubbornly refuses to retire from service?

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