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Fancy Labels and References in LaTeX

Posted on December 17, 2017 by Blog on Latex Matters Feed

The referencing functions in LaTeX are pretty powerful. In this article we want to illustrate some of those features and present packages that extend on them. The basic functionality is easy to understand: place a \label{key} behind a chapter, sectioning command or an image or table and assign a unique (!) key to it. Then ... [Read more...]

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beamer developments

Posted on December 17, 2017 by Some TeX Developments Feed

I’ve been looking after beamer for a few years, largely ‘by accident’ (this seems to happen quite a lot). Relatively recently, I moved the code from BitBucket to GitHub, largely because there’s a slow drift there for LaTeX projects. The advantage of that is the chance to pick up additional help. Eagle-eyed readers will have ... Read morebeamer developments

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LaTeX2e kernel development moves to GitHub

Posted on December 16, 2017 by Some TeX Developments Feed

The LaTeX team have two big jobs to do: maintaining LaTeX2e and working on LaTeX3 (currently as new packages on top of LaTeX2e). For quite a while now the LaTeX3 code has been available on GitHub as a mirror of the master repository. At the same time, the core LaTeX2e code was also available publicly ... Read moreLaTeX2e kernel development moves to GitHub

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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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