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Community in Focus: Professor Tim Weninger on how we consume and curate information

Posted on December 21, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

In this article we introduce you to Tim Weninger, who is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. Amongst other things, Tim is working to make AI assistants like Siri and Alexa smarter and in this article he shares some details of his current research projects. But first, let’s take a quick look at where it all began...

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LyX 2.3 Testversion mit neuen Features

Posted on December 21, 2017 by TeXwelt Feed

(auf Englisch hier im LyX-Forum auf LaTeX.org) Die erste öffentliche Testversion von LyX 2.3 ist verfügbar. Sie sieht vielversprechend aus, mit einer Menge neuer Features. Mit einem neuen Dateiformat, LyX 2.3 unterstützt biblatex nativ funktioniert mit mehreren Bibliographien (mit biblatex, alternativ … Weiterlesen →

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LyX 2.3 release candidate with new features

Posted on December 21, 2017 by TeX talk Feed

The first public release candidate of LyX 2.3 is available with an amazing amount of…

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Tip of the Week: Add inline or margin comments to your PDF

Posted on December 20, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

In LaTeX, you can use the % (percent sign) to comment out a line of text in your source code. If you'd like to include comments that appear in the PDF of your project, you can use the "Todo Notes" package.

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An interview with David Fuchs: TeX pioneer and designer of the DVI file format

Posted on December 20, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

TeX has a rich history and it’s our pleasure to publish this interview with David Fuchs—a name that will be a familiar name to anyone who is aware of the origins of TeX. David worked with Donald Knuth for almost 8 years to develop the first versions of TeX and MetaFont and was also responsible for designing TeX’s original output format: the DVI file format.

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Unicode, UTF-8 and multilingual text: An introduction

Posted on December 18, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

This article introduces a number of OpenType and Unicode-related topics: starting out with a discussion of what is meant by a “character” and moving on to introduce scripts/languages, Unicode encoding and UTF-8—together with an example of working with a multilingual text file containing English and Arabic text. Our objective is to provide an introduction to some key terms/topics and piece together a basic framework to show how those topics are related—providing users of LaTeX with some helpful background information.

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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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