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Debian/TeX Live 2017 is ready

Posted on May 30, 2017 by There and back again Feed

TeX Live 2017 is expected to be released next week, and the Debian packages for it are already uploaded to the Debian servers. Time to prepare for release parties and stack up prosecco! I have uploaded all the packages matching with the planned release of TeX Live 2017 to Debian/experimental, and most of them should [...]

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Ein LaTeX-Editor-Projekt auf Kickstarter

Posted on May 22, 2017 by TeXwelt Feed

Zunächst las ich es auf es gibt ein Kickstarter-Projekt zum Entwickeln eines freien Open-Source-Tabellen-Editors für LaTeX. Er wird in JavaScript geschrieben und kann auf Webseiten gehostet werden. Das Ziel des Projekts ist, die Erstellung von komplexen Tabellen zu vereinfachen und … Weiterlesen →

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A LaTeX editor project on Kickstarter

Posted on May 22, 2017 by TeX talk Feed

At first I read it on there’s a Kickstarter project for creating a free and open source…

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Wiley partnership with Overleaf enables author collaboration

Posted on May 18, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

HOBOKEN, NY- 18 May 2017 - John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa and JWb), is pleased to announce a new partnership with Overleaf, a cloud-based, collaborative authoring tool, that makes writing, editing and submitting research for publication quicker and easier. This new partnership reflects Wiley’s commitment to offering exceptional author service and will further enhance the publication experience for authors by enabling straightforward collaboration and offering significant time-saving on writing, formatting and submitting articles to Wiley’s journals.

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Guest Post Feature: How to Promote Consistency in Collaborative Writing

Posted on May 18, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Founded in 1997, Scribendi is one of the world’s oldest and largest online editing and proofreading companies—providing clients with fast, reliable, and affordable language services. In this post Scribendi shares some invaluable advice to help ensure consistency within collaboratively-written documents.

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Fichier style LaTeX pour les thèses

Posted on May 17, 2017 by Cipanglossia Feed

Je viens de mettre en ligne le fichier style LaTeX pour les thèses en sciences humaines que je propose dans le cadre de la formation LaTeX de l’INALCO. Ce style respecte les directives de l’école doctorale de l’INALCO concernant la présentation des thèses de doctorat, mais il est prévu pour pouvoir être adapté à des mémoires de master ou d’habilitation, et aux travaux réalisés dans d’autres institutions. Les commentaires et suggestions sont les bienvenus. La dernière version des fichiers peut être téléchargée librement sur ma […]

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Overleaf Product Update: May 2017

Posted on May 15, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

We’re always working to make Overleaf better by introducing new features and improving existing ones. Here’s a short update on what we’ve been up to lately: My Projects Dashboard Pagination Controls Journals and Services Menu – Academic Journals Search Project Views Count Performance Improvements Click the links above to jump straight to that section, or click below to read the full post.

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Taming LaTeX’s Page Layout: A Visual Template and Toolset for Book Authors

Posted on May 11, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Have you ever struggled to configure a book layout with LaTeX—setting the paper size, book page size (trim size) and margins? In this post we explore the relationship between LaTeX's model of the page and the conventional model used within the world of print and design. Using a set of Google Slides, which contain detailed page-layout illustrations, we show, step-by-step, how to formulate some very simple equations which provide a link between LaTeX's layout model and a typical specification that might be produced by a book designer or print-on-demand company. We also present and discuss a brand new Overleaf template which offers an implementation of those equations and provides visual page guides and rulers to preview your book's text area and margins:

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BachoTeX 2017

Posted on May 11, 2017 by There and back again Feed

A week of typesetting, typography, bookbinding, bibliophily, not to forget long chats with good friends and loads of beer. That is BachoTeX, the best series of conferences I have ever been. This year BachoTeX was held for the 25th time, and was merged with the TUG Meeting for a firework of excellent presentations and long [...]

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TUG-BachoTeX 2017

Posted on May 8, 2017 by Content AND Presentation Feed

Last weekend I attended the Polish TeX meetup in Bachotek again. This time, I was there for the whole time. As usual, Bachotek did not dissapoint – the talks were very interesting, people were nice… (The weather was a bit rainy, but who cares.) I met (apart from the old friends) some interesting people, most notably Barbara Beeton and Frank Mittelbach. I attended quite a few very interesting talks. I especially liked Barbara Beeton’s talk about debugging LaTeX problems (in Emacs!), Adam Twardoch’s talk about free fonts, and Andrzej Tomaszewski’s talk about Ovid’s Halieutica. (It was a fascinating project of a book series, of which only the first one actually appeared some 20 years ago. Andrzej designed the book and the talk was devoted to his creative process. Right after the conference I actually bought the book, even though I do not care to much about Latin poetry, just for the aesthetic value. Also, the book is extremely difficult to come by nowadays; it seems that I bought the only copy on Allegro, the biggest Polish auction/online trade site!)

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Wie definiert man ein neues Gleitobjekt?

Posted on May 8, 2017 by TeXwelt Feed

Dieser Beitrag ist zuerst auf Englisch in Clemens’ LaTeX Corner erschienen. Foreword Wir kennen alle die zwei Gleitobjekte table und figure, die von fast allen Dokumentenklassen definiert werden. Immer mal wieder braucht man allerdings ein weiteres Gleitobjekt. zum Beispiel benötigen … Weiterlesen →

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Mehr zu Emacs

Posted on May 4, 2017 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Nachdem mir ein Kollege in der Firma gezeigt haben, wie er Emacs produktiv einsetzt, wird es jetzt Zeit, Emacs deutlich intensiver und ausführlicher zu behandeln. Meine Erfahrungen werde ich in einem Skript sammeln, das passende Github-Repo für den TeX-Code habe ich bereits angelegt. Wer mitmachen möchte, kann sich gern bei mir melden. Github Repo Hier […]

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Neue Version des varsfromjobname Pakets

Posted on May 3, 2017 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Letzten Montag habe ich die neue Version meines varsfromjobname Pakets auf CTAN hochgeladen, es gibt auch ein Github Repo dazu: What does this package do? Using varsfromjobname.sty one can easily extract information from the filename, if it follows a certain form. The standard LaTeX command \jobname returns the name of the LaTeX (master) file. […]

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Zwangspause geht in die Verlängerung

Posted on April 28, 2017 by TeX-Beispiel des Monats Feed

Es tut mir leid für meine Leser, dass meine Auftragslage nach wie vor so ist, dass ich keine Zeit finde hier neue Beispiele zu schreiben. Ich habe zwar schon einige Ideen für neue Beiträge aber die Konzeption und Aufbereitung für den Blog ist leider immer recht aufwändig und zeitintensiv, weshalb ich im Moment die Zwangspause auf unbestimmte Zeit verlängern muss. Über Twitter und den RSS-Feed bleiben SIe aber auf dem Laufenden, falls ich endlich wieder die Zeit für neue Beiträge finde.

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Markdown into LaTeX with Style

Posted on April 25, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Who says LaTeX can’t be fun! Building on work published in an earlier blog article, this post shows how to use LaTeX and markdown to produce your own mini-booklets—perhaps a weekly planner or a story book for children. In this post we’ll demonstrate the possibilities by creating some recipe booklets.

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