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Speaker Meeting 2017

Posted on November 4, 2017 by UK-TUG Feed

The annual Speaker Meeting and AGM took place on today at Trinity College, Oxford. We had a mix of talks and discussion as well of course the AGM. The talks were recorded: see the links below. Morning Session We kicked off this year with two videos from our Brazilian connection, Paulo Cereda. Paulo first talked about using code snippets in vim, making the business of writing LaTeX documents more efficient.…

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Integration Update: Auto-compiling in ShareLaTeX

Posted on October 31, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

As part of our integration work, we're very happy to announce that automatic compiling is coming to ShareLaTeX!

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Debian/TeX Live 2017.20171031-1

Posted on October 31, 2017 by There and back again Feed

Halloween is here, time to upload a new set of scary packages of TeX Live. About a month has passed, so there is the usual big stream up updates. There was actually an intermediate release to get out some urgent fixes, but I never reported the news here. So here are the accumulated changes and […]

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New From Overleaf—The LaTeX Validation Service

Posted on October 30, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

The Overleaf LaTeX Validation Service is a fully automated LaTeX compilation service delivering consistency and quality control for publishers, providing speed, simplicity and peace of mind for authors. In this post we explain how it can benefit your organization through workflow efficiencies and providing world-class services and support to your authoring community.

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Tip of the Week: How can I optimize large images?

Posted on October 27, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

If you have large images, and run into issues compiling, or approach your file size limit, we have some tips to help you!

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Author interview with Will Cong – Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago

Posted on October 23, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Lin William Cong is an assistant professor of Finance and PhD advisor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and faculty member at the Center for East Asian Studies. He recently reached out to Overleaf to offer his compliments on our service, and we took the opportunity to ask him a few questions about collaboration – what it means to him and how it's part of the challenges and successes of his work.

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Styles in TikZ

Posted on October 23, 2017 by Content AND Presentation Feed

Many TeX users learned to love the great TikZ package. I used to be a great fan of Metapost (even back in the good ol’ days of DOS), but when a friend told me about TikZ, I checked it out and instantly fell in love. No more external compilation, no more strange syntax, no more problems with labels etc. Yes, MP has its advantages, like the declarative way of solving linear equations or the Hobby algorithm for finding the nicest curve fitting to a set of points. And yes, with \write18 or LuaTeX (or just plain old makefiles), you don’t have to run a separate program to compile your MP diagrams. But I made my switch, and most of the time I’m really glad I did. There are a few things, however, which are a bit uncool with TikZ. One of them is that I find it notoriously difficult to define commands to draw repetitive things in my diagrams.

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An Introduction to LuaTeX (Part 1): What is it—and what makes it so different?

Posted on October 23, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Image Credit: By Per Erik Strandberg sv:User:PER9000 - Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5, Link In this first article of a new series on LuaTeX, we provide a non-technical background and introduction to help you better understand this incredibly powerful TeX engine: why/how its design enables users to build, design and create a wide range of solutions to complex typesetting and document engineering problems.

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Grace Hopper Celebration 2017

Posted on October 20, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

When I boarded my flight from RIC to MCO, I had no doubt I was on the right plane. There were a few families headed for the Orlando amusement parks, but nearly everyone on the plane was female, a little on the nerdy side (myself included), and clearly headed for a party. The Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) is part conference and part job fair, but as the world’s largest gathering of women technologists, the total experience is much more.

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Tip of the Week: Project Versioning and History

Posted on October 20, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Did you know that you can save and restore versions of your Overleaf projects? Pro and Pro+ users can even view the full history of their projects.

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Japanese TeX User Meeting 2017

Posted on October 17, 2017 by There and back again Feed

Last saturday the Japanese TeX User Meeting took place in Fujisawa, Kanagawa. For those who have been at the TUG 2013 in Tokyo you will remember that the Japanese TeX community is quite big and vibrant. On Saturday about 50 users and developers gathered for a set of talks on a variety of topics. The […]

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TeX Live Manager: JSON output

Posted on October 15, 2017 by There and back again Feed

With the development of TLCockpit continuing, I found the need for and easy exchange format between the TeX Live Manager tlmgr and frontend programs like TLCockpit. Thus, I have implemented JSON output for the tlmgr info command. While the format is not 100% stable – I might change some thing – I consider it pretty […]

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Tip of the Week: Use Regular Expression Syntax in Search

Posted on October 13, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Did you know you can use regular expression syntax to search in your project?

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Tip of the Week: Try Out Official Publisher Templates

Posted on October 5, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Did you know that Overleaf has official templates for a number of journals?

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Attending my first #FuturePub — thoughts from Fiona Murphy

Posted on October 4, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Neil Jefferies from Bodleian Digital Libraries presenting at #FuturePub 11! Earlier this week, I attended my first FuturePub event. Hosted by John Hammersley of Overleaf, it was a heady combination of pizza, drinks, lightning talks and lively networking. (Annoyingly, I had to run for my back-of-beyond train before I turned into a pumpkin, but I suspect that all of these activities were still ongoing as I sat on my train and started this write-up).

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