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Tip of the Week: Speed up compile time

Posted on February 16, 2018 by Overleaf Feed

If your project is taking a long time to compile, or reaching compile timeout limits, here are some suggestions to speed things up.

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Slides and videos from the recent celebration of Don Knuth’s 80th birthday

Posted on February 15, 2018 by Overleaf Feed

Donald Knuth’s 80th birthday on January 10, 2018 was celebrated by two events in Piteå, Sweden: the scientific symposium "Knuth80: Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Information" in honour of Don’s career-long efforts, followed by the world premiere of Fantasia Apocalyptica, a multimedia work for pipe organ and video written by Don himself.

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UNSW provides Overleaf accounts to students and faculty

Posted on February 13, 2018 by Overleaf Feed

Overleaf is happy to announce that The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) and Overleaf have partnered to provide all UNSW students, faculty and staff with Overleaf Pro+Teach accounts. The UNSW Library is providing the UNSW community with innovative scholarly authorship technology via premium Overleaf accounts and a custom UNSW authoring portal on Overleaf:

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Erstellen einer Mitgliederstatsitik als Balkendiagramm

Posted on February 12, 2018 by Feed

BalkendiagrammNeuMitCode.pdf Hier eine Mitgliederstatistik als Vergleich von 2017 A.D. und des Vorjahres; nach der Anzahl der Neurigistrierungen und der Anzahl deren Fragen. Als besondere Herausforderung erwies sich das Erstellen einer zweiten y-Achse auf der rechten Seite, auf der die prozentualen Veränderungen gegenüber dem Vorjahr angezeigt werden sollen. Da pgfplots hierführ scheints keinen Standard hat, muss …

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Berlin meeting

Posted on February 11, 2018 by TeX tips Feed

(La)TeX Usergroup Berlin Treffen 14. Februar, diesmal mit Präsi über einfache Struktur für...

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In memoriam Staszek Wawrykiewicz

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

We have lost a dear member of our community, Staszek Wawrykiewicz. I got notice that our friend died in an accident the other day. My heart stopped for an instant when I read the...

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A New Tool for Authors – the IEEE LaTeX Analyzer, powered by Overleaf

Posted on February 8, 2018 by Overleaf Feed

London, UK—February 8, 2018: A new tool for authors – the IEEE LaTeX Analyzer, powered by Overleaf – helps speed up the publishing process by allowing authors to upload articles and validate their article’s LaTeX files prior to submission to the IEEE.

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Using individual glyphs from a OpenType Font in LuaLaTeX

Posted on February 4, 2018 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

I am currently preparing a tutorial on the Texas Instruments BAII Plus Professional Calculator in LaTeX. TI provides the font for the different keystrokes as TTF and PFB/PFM which makes it way easier to typeset the symbols. The first step was to convert the font to OTF format. I tried TTF 2 OTF first without […]

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LaTeX Beamer Beispiel mit Metropolis und IBM Plex

Posted on February 4, 2018 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Hier ein Beispiel für das Beamer Metropolis Theme mit IBM Plex Schrift: \documentclass[12pt,ngerman]{beamer} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{booktabs} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{csquotes} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage[sfdefault]{plex-sans} \usetheme[progressbar=frametitle]{metropolis} % Use metropolis theme \title{A minimal Metropolis + IBM Plex example} \date{\today} \author{Max Mustermann} \institute{The Name of the Institute} \makeatletter \setlength{\metropolis@titleseparator@linewidth}{1pt} \setlength{\metropolis@progressonsectionpage@linewidth}{1pt} \setlength{\metropolis@progressinheadfoot@linewidth}{1pt} \makeatother \begin{document} \begin{frame} \maketitle \end{frame} \begin{frame} \frametitle{Introduction} \framesubtitle{~} \[ a^2 […]

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Attending the launch of Dimensions from Digital Science

Posted on January 26, 2018 by Overleaf Feed

Earlier this week I was delighted to be able to attend the launch of the new Dimensions product from our colleagues at Digital Science. Held at the Wellcome Trust building in central London, the evening was a mix of invited talks and panel discussions from speakers across the research workflow, along with a live demo of the new product from Daniel Hook and Christian Herzog who have led this project from its inception. The reaction in the room was very positive and engaged, which was all the more impressive given that this was an after work event on a Monday night! At its core, Dimensions is connecting together the data behind the different elements of research – including grants, publications, citations, clinical trials and patents – and allowing the user to query that data in a very flexible way to make it as broad or specific as they need. For researchers it provides immediate, free access to search and citation data for 86 million articles and books.

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Lift-off with ShareLaTeX: Cornell Rocketry wins documentation award

Posted on January 22, 2018 by Overleaf Feed

In this Question and Answer session, Simran Shinh of Cornell University (Operations Research Engineering '20) tells us why Cornell Rocketry chose ShareLaTeX and how it helped them win an award for their technical documentation. Cornell Rocketry Team’s rocket, Ezra, leaves the launch pad. Photo credit: Liam Patterson (Electrical Engineering '20).

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Continuous integration testing of TeX Live sources

Posted on January 22, 2018 by There and back again Feed

The TeX Live sources consists in total of around 15000 files and 8.7M lines (see git stats). It integrates several upstream projects, including big libraries like FreeType, Cairo, and Poppler. Changes come in from...

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TLCockpit v0.8

Posted on January 20, 2018 by There and back again Feed

Today I released v0.8 of TLCockpit, the GUI front-end for the TeX Live Manager tlmgr. I spent the winter holidays in updating and polishing, but also in helping me debug problems that users have...

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Tip of the Week: How to download an Overleaf template

Posted on January 19, 2018 by Overleaf Feed

In this week’s tip we provide a short video showing how to download an Overleaf template for use in a local TeX/LaTeX installation.

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TeX at iX and heise

Posted on January 17, 2018 by TeX tips Feed

The iX recently published a LaTeX tutorial. Quick reviews are on (Deutsch/German)

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