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Tip of the Week: New Year, New Font? Check out the fonts available on Overleaf

Posted on January 12, 2018 by Overleaf Feed

Are you looking to refresh your document design and layout using some different fonts, or wondering just which fonts are supported on Overleaf? One way to unlock many new design possibilities is to use OpenType fonts via the the fontspec package—fonts galore!

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Debian/TeX Live 2017.20180110-1 – the big rework

Posted on January 12, 2018 by There and back again Feed

In short succession a new release of TeX Live for Debian – what could that bring? While there are not a lot of new and updated packages, there is a lot of restructuring of...

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Overleaf’s LaTeX tutorial—now available in five languages!

Posted on January 11, 2018 by Overleaf Feed

Did you know that Overleaf has a LaTeX tutorial—with hands-on guidance using examples that you can work through to build-up your LaTeX expertise?

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OpenType-based math typesetting: An introduction to the STIX2 OpenType fonts

Posted on January 10, 2018 by Overleaf Feed

In this article we take a brief look at the STIX2 fonts, the latest set of high quality OpenType text and math fonts produced by the Scientific and Technical Information Exchange (STIX) font project. We provide a range of resources including a ShareLaTeX template, a video and a downloadable glyph chart detailing over 5000 glyphs contained in the STIX2 OpenType math font STIX2Math.otf. An example page from the glyph chart for the STIX2 OpenType math font STIX2Math.otf.

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TeX Live VCS History and Statistics – Perforce, Subversion, Git

Posted on January 10, 2018 by There and back again Feed

TeX Live is a project of long history, starting somewhen back in the 90ies with CDs distributed within user groups till the most recent net-based distribution and updates. Discussion about using a VCS started...

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A small editing tool for work with AMSrefs

Posted on January 7, 2018 by Content AND Presentation Feed

As I mentioned many times, I often edit LaTeX files written by someone else for a journal. One thing which is notoriously difficult to get right when writing academic papers is bibliographies. At Wiadomości Matematyczne, we use AMSrefs, which is really nice (even if it has some rough edges here and there). (BTW, BibLaTeX was not as mature as it is today when we settled on our tool; also, AMSrefs might be a tad easier to customize, though I’m not sure about that anymore…) One of the commands AMSrefs offers is \citelist. Instead of writing things like papers \cite{1}, \cite{2} and~\cite{3}, you write papers \citelist{\cite{1}\cite{2}\cite{3}}, and AMSrefs sorts these entries and compresses runs into ranges (like in [1-3]). The only problem is that most authors have no idea that this exists, and we often have to convert “manual” lists of citations into \citelist‘s. Well, as usual, Emacs to the rescue.

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Punctuation marks

Posted on January 7, 2018 by TeX tips Feed

A declaration of love to the em dash: Regarding the Em Dash. And...

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Why to join a TeX users group

Posted on January 7, 2018 by TeX talk Feed

As I wanted to write a post about benefits of joining the TeX Users Group,…

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Tip of the Week: Using Overleaf teaching tools with your learning management system

Posted on January 4, 2018 by Overleaf Feed

Did you know you can use the Overleaf teaching tools with your learning management system? Once you've created your teaching assignment on Overleaf, you'll be provided with a unique URL you can share with your students.

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Debian/TeX Live 2017.20180103-1

Posted on January 4, 2018 by There and back again Feed

The new year has arrived, but in the TeX world not much has changed – we still get daily updates in upstream TeX Live, and once a month I push them out to Debian....

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Jahreskalender mit LaTeX & TikZ

Posted on December 31, 2017 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Hier ein zusammengefrickeltes Beispiel für einen TikZ-basierten Jahreskalender. „Zusammengefrickelt“ deshalb, weil es bestimmt über die TikZ- und pgf-Kalenderfunktionen viel einfacher und eleganter geht. Letzlich tut es aber 😉 Kalender_2017 \documentclass[fontsize=6pt]{scrartcl} \usepackage[a4paper,landscape,left=0.5cm,right=0.5cm,top=0.5cm,bottom=0.5cm]{geometry} \usepackage[]{ifdraft} \usepackage[]{attachfile} \usepackage[]{eso-pic} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \renewcommand{\familydefault}{\sfdefault} \RequirePackage[scaled=0.9]{helvet} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage[right]{showlabels} \usetikzlibrary{positioning} \pagestyle{empty} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{hyperref} \usepackage{url} \definecolor{weekendday}{RGB}{220,220,220} \newcommand{\file}[1]{\textattachfile{#1}{\textcolor{blue}{\LaTeX\ Sourcecode}}} \begin{document} \AddToShipoutPictureFG*{ \put(35,10){\footnotesize Uwe Ziegenhagen, ziegenhagen@gmail.com, […]

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Beispiel für Diagramme mit TikZ

Posted on December 31, 2017 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Hier ein Beispiel für Diagramme mit TikZ: \documentclass[12pt,ngerman]{scrartcl} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} [ mybox/.style={rectangle,rounded corners,xshift=1cm,yshift=1cm,minimum width=20mm, minimum height=5mm}, lang/.style={mybox,black,align=center,draw=black,fill=yellow,very thick,font=\bfseries}, ] \node at (5,-1) {\bfseries\large imperativ/prozedural}; \node at (13,-1) {\bfseries\large objektorientiert}; \node at (1,12) {\textbf{1950}}; \node at (1,10) {\textbf{1960}}; \node at (1,8) {\textbf{1970}}; \node at (1,6) {\textbf{1980}}; \node at (1,4) {\textbf{1990}}; \node at […]

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LaTeX pillory – macros everywhere

Posted on December 31, 2017 by Content AND Presentation Feed

A few years ago, my frustration with what people do with (or to…) LaTeX made me start a (now rather abandoned) series of blog posts (in Polish) with the common theme of a “LaTeX pillory”. The name is somwhet misleading, since I don’t really want to shame anyone – but I do want to put shame on some practices. This time I received something that is so terrifying that I decided to revive that project.

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Happy Holidays! 2017 Remembered…

Posted on December 28, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Happy Holidays from everyone here at Overleaf! It’s amazing how quickly this year has flown by—and what a year it has been! We’ve seen huge growth and exciting changes and as always, we owe a huge THANK YOU to our customers and users. We certainly wouldn’t be where we are today without your support. So THANK YOU!!! We wanted to share our 2017 highlights with you all—for both the company and for individuals on the team. We hope you find them interesting! Thanks again for an amazing 2017 and here’s to a fun, happy and successful 2018 for you all!

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Short Math Guide on CTAN

Posted on December 27, 2017 by TeX tips Feed

The Short Math Guide for LaTeX is now available on CTAN. It has...

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