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Color Table Series Part 1: Introduction & Colortbl Package

Posted on December 12, 2017 by Blog on Latex Matters Feed

Overview Introduction to colors The colortbl package Introduction to colors Colors constitute the human visual interpretation of light waves of different wavelengths.   Color models There exist several models to represent colors. We will examine the three that are provided by the color package. These are rgb, cymk and gray. rgb (Red-Green-Blue) is an additive ... [Read more...]

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TikZ-Pixelart mit dem pixelart Package

Posted on December 10, 2017 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Hier ein Beispiel aus der Dokumentation des pixelart Pakets von Louis Paternault \documentclass[12pt]{scrartcl} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{pixelart} \begin{document} I \bwpixelart[color=red, scale=.05, raise=-0.3ex]{% 001101100 011111110 111111111 111111111 111111111 011111110 001111100 000111000 000010000 } \LaTeX \end{document} UweUwe Ziegenhagen mag LaTeX und Python, auch gern in Kombination. Hat Dir dieser Beitrag geholfen und möchtest Du Dich dafür bedanken? Dann unterstütze […]

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PDFs anonymisieren mit dem pdfprivacy Paket

Posted on December 10, 2017 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

pdflatex packt einiges an Meta-Daten in eine PDF-Datei: Mit dem pdfprivacy (http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/pdfprivacy) Paket von Laurens Sion lassen sich diese Informationen unterdrücken. Aus der Dokumentation: „Creating pdfs with pdfLATEX populates several pdf meta-data fields such as date/time of creation/modification, information about the latex instal- lation (e.g., pdfTEX version), and the relative paths of included pdfs. The […]

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Referenzen, Varioref und Prettyref

Posted on December 10, 2017 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Hier ein Beispiel, wie man mit varioref und prettyref Referenzen in LaTeX aufpeppen kann: \documentclass[ngerman]{scrartcl} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage{xcolor} % sinnloser Text \usepackage{blindtext} \usepackage{varioref} \usepackage{prettyref} % for prettyref \newrefformat{eq}{\textup{(\ref{#1})}} \newrefformat{cha}{Kapitel \ref{#1}} \newrefformat{sec}{Abschnitt \ref{#1}} \newrefformat{tab}{Tabelle \ref{#1} auf Seite \pageref{#1}} \newrefformat{fig}{Abbildung \ref{#1} auf Seite \pageref{#1}} \usepackage{showlabels} \begin{document} \section{Erster Abschnitt}\label{sec:erst} \blindtext[3] \begin{figure}[h]% \rule{\columnwidth}{5cm} \caption{Hallo Welt!}% \label{fig:test1}% \end{figure} \blindtext[1] […]

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Tip of the Week: Private Templates

Posted on December 7, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

If you'd like to create a project template for your own use, without publishing it to the gallery, you can!

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The Path to your Figures

Posted on December 5, 2017 by Blog on Latex Matters Feed

Most people prefer to not save their figures in the same directory as the tex file itself since it would clutter up quickly. A common solution is to save all figures in a sub-folder of the main directory and use instead of to import them (to use \includegraphics you need the graphicx package). Personally, I ... [Read more...]

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Tip of the Week: Creating nested folders on Overleaf

Posted on December 5, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

In this tip we show how to use your browser’s “drag and drop” facility to create a nested folder structure on Overleaf. Using a short video, we take you, step-by-step, through the creation of a set of nested folders designed for a typical book project.

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Debian/TeX Live and Biber updates

Posted on November 29, 2017 by There and back again Feed

Halloween is over, Thanksgiving is over, snow is starting to fall here in Ishikawa, time for a new update of TeX Live (2017.20171128-1) – and this time also Biber (2.9-1) – in Debian. As...

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Integration Update: Link Sharing on ShareLaTeX

Posted on November 28, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Following on from the addition of auto-compilation to ShareLaTeX last month, we are delighted to share some further developments: a new Link Sharing feature for ShareLaTeX.

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Neues Tool: das TeX Live Cockpit

Posted on November 26, 2017 by TeXwelt Feed

Es gibt ein neues grafisches Tool für Anwender: das TeX Live Cockpit, entwickelt von Norbert Preining. Das Tool basiert auf dem TeX Live Manager aka tlmgr stellt ein alternatives Interface für TeX Live Einstellungen bereit gibt eine handliche Paket-Liste erlaubt … Weiterlesen →

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TeX Live package management made easier

Posted on November 26, 2017 by TeX tips Feed

Besides the TeX Live Manager, there’s now a new handy tool: the TeX...

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A new front end: the TeX Live Cockpit

Posted on November 26, 2017 by TeX talk Feed

Norbert Preining announced the release of a new graphic user interface for TeX Live, the…

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TeX Live Cockpit

Posted on November 24, 2017 by There and back again Feed

I have been working quite some time on a new front end for the TeX Live Manager tlmgr. Early versions have leaked into TeX Live, but the last month or two has seen many...

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Help wanted!

Posted on November 24, 2017 by Blog on Latex Matters Feed

Dear Reader, Unfortunately, I have had very little time to write articles during the past few months. Therefore, I am looking for somebody interested in writing articles for texblog. I am not looking for an expert LaTeX user, but someone with a genuine interest in learning more about the language as well as writing about ... [Read more...]

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Tip of the Week: How to convert typeset PDF pages into raster image formats

Posted on November 22, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Suppose you want to convert one or more pages of your typeset document’s PDF file into an image file format such as PNG or JPEG—for example, to use them in a web page, or to produce graphics with nicely typeset text for sharing on social media. How can you do that? In this week’s tip we provide a video which shows you how to achieve this using a latexmkrc file to run convert, a powerful graphics conversion program.

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