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TUGboat 38:1 published

Posted on April 23, 2017 by TeX Users Group Feed

TUGboat volume 38, number 1 (a regular issue) has been mailed to TUG members. It is also available online to members and from the TUG store. Please consider joining or renewing your TUG membership if you haven't already. Submission information for the next issue is available.

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How to define a new floating environment

Posted on April 22, 2017 by Clemens' LaTeX Corner Feed

Foreword We all know the two floating environments table and figure which almost all document classes provide. Every once in a while there is the need for another floating environment. For example chemists often need something like a scheme environment. Although the latter is easily obtained using the chemmacros package and its scheme module I … Continue reading "How to define a new floating environment"

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So… What’s TeX, LaTeX, XeLaTeX, LuaLaTeX etc etc again?

Posted on April 21, 2017 by Malaysian LaTeX User Group Feed

This is the my must-read article about TeX of the month, written by Graham Douglas: What’s in a Name: A Guide to the Many Flavours of TeX. Go read! My first piece for @overleaf. Hope you like it https://t.co/HtqNIobpOp — Graham Douglas (@publishergeek) April 20, 2017

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What's in a Name: A Guide to the Many Flavours of TeX

Posted on April 20, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Perhaps you’ve heard of, or read about, something called “TeX”, “LaTeX” or “pdfLaTeX”—or any one of the multitude of similar-sounding terms—but you aren’t quite sure what they actually mean? If so, then this article is for you: a non-technical background to explain the many variations of TeX-based software: LaTeX, pdfTeX, pdfLaTeX, XeTeX, XeLaTeX, LuaTeX, and LuaLaTeX—what they mean and why they exist.

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TeX Live 2017 pretest started

Posted on April 20, 2017 by There and back again Feed

Preparations for the release of TeX Live 2017 have started a few days ago with the freeze of updates in TeX Live 2016 and the announcement of the official start of the pretest period. That means that we invite people to test the new release and help fixing bugs. Notable changes are listed on the [...]

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TeX Live 2017 kann getestet werden

Posted on April 18, 2017 by TeXwelt Feed

Die Vorabversion von TeX Live 2017 steht bereit und kann getestet werden. Diese Testversion kann unabhängig von einem bestehenden TeX Live installiert werden. Quellen finden sich hier. Installation geht wie üblich mit dem install-tl-Script über das Internet, oder via rsynx … Weiterlesen →

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Reading LaTeX articles

Posted on April 18, 2017 by TeXblog Feed

Yesterday I read the LaTeX2e-News of April, 2017. At first I tried it using a smart phone, then with a tablet. The news don’t appear as text on the project’s web site, there’s just a link. It has to be … Continue reading →

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TeX Live 2017 Pretesting

Posted on April 18, 2017 by Some TeX Developments Feed

Eager TeX users will have noticed that a few days ago TeX Live 2016 updates were frozen for ever. We now have the pretest available for TeX Live 2017. As always, using pre-release software is not without risk, but as you can install it in parallel with the older releases there is not a big ... Read more

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Lesen von LaTeX-Artikeln

Posted on April 17, 2017 by TeXwelt Feed

Heute las ich die LaTeX2e-News von April 2017. Zunächst versuchte ich es mit dem Smartphone, dann mit einem Tablet. Die News erscheinen nicht als Nachricht auf der Webseite, da gibt es nur einen Link. Lesen muss man es als PDF, … Weiterlesen →

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LaTeX2e News im April 2017

Posted on April 17, 2017 by TeXwelt Feed

Diesen Monat erschien ein Update für LaTeX2e. Folgende Änderungen oder Neuigkeiten gibt es: Zusätzlich zum yyyy/mm/dd Datumsformat, akzeptiert LaTeX nun ISO 8601 Datumsformat-Strings im Datums-Argument von \ProvidesPackage , \usepackage etc. Das bedeutet einfach Bindestriche statt Schrägstriche. Heute wäre es 2017-04-17. … Weiterlesen →

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LaTeX2e News

Posted on April 17, 2017 by TeXblog Feed

This month saw a new release of LaTeX2e. The following has been changed or added: In addition to the yyyy/mm/dd date format, LaTeX now accepts ISO 8601 format date strings in the date argument of \ProvidesPackage , \usepackage , etc. … Continue reading →

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Baum oder nicht Baum

Posted on April 16, 2017 by TikZ.de Feed

Heute sah ich eine ältere unbeantwortete Frage auf TeX.SE. Der Anlass war, mehrere Bäume zu zeichnen, die durch eine Linie verbunden sind. Am Ende kann man das wieder als Baum sehen, und etwas in komplizierter verschachtelter Baum-Syntax basteln, doch ich dachte mir, das kann man unbefangen in normalem TikZ angehen: Ein paar Stile für Knoten-Typen …

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New LaTeX release --- Issue 27 of LaTeX2e news released

Posted on April 16, 2017 by LaTeX Project Feed

New LaTeX release — Issue 27 of LaTeX2e news released We have made a new LaTeX distribution in time for the new TeX live 2017 distribution. The most important changes and additions are documented in ltnews27.pdf. It can be found on the LaTeX2e news page.

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Ternäre Diagramme

Posted on April 15, 2017 by TikZ.de Feed

Gerade sah ich ein QAPF-Diagramm, das interessant aussah: Das lässt sich sicher auch gut mit TikZ machen: Eckpunkte festlegen Punkte auf den Seitenlinien bestimmen (calc-Syntax) Punkte in der Mitte bestimmen Diverse Schnittpunkte bestimmen (intersections-Library) Dann mit den Inhalten loslegen: Bereiche anhand der bestimmten Schnittpunkte mit Farbe füllen Inmitten der Flächen einige Text-Nodes setzen Linien ziehen …

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TeX Live 2016 frozen

Posted on April 15, 2017 by TeXblog Feed

Karl Berry mentioned it on the TL mailing list: TL 2016 is frozen now, a final build has been made. The pretest of TL 2017 will start soon.  

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