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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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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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