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TeX Live 2019 Upgrade—January 2020

Posted on January 23, 2020 by Overleaf Feed

Following swiftly on from our upgrade to TeX Live 2018 in September last year, we’re extremely pleased to announce that we’ve now upgraded our LaTeX compile servers to make TeX Live 2019 available. Below you’ll find some notes on important changes in TeX Live 2019 together with some observations based on our own testing. From now on all new projects created will use TeX Live 2019!

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The Future of GayaUKM

Posted on January 22, 2020 by Malaysian LaTeX User Group Feed

I first created GayaUKM, a LaTeX document class and template for authoring theses following the formatting guidelines of University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in 2013, on a commission by Pusat Pengurusan Siswazah, UKM. With inputs from PPS, faculty and students from UKM, GayaUKM is now at v1.4. Unfortunately, I no longer quite have the time to continue maintaining […]

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January News Update

Posted on January 20, 2020 by Overleaf Feed

Catch-up on the lastest updates from the Overleaf team in our January 2020 news round-up, including: Our relfections on 2019 Thinking of a fresh start for 2020 Download your 2020 LaTeX calendars New Customer Appreciation

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TUG 2020 conference: July 24-26, Rochester, New York

Posted on January 15, 2020 by TeX Users Group Feed

The TUG'20 conference will take place in Rochester, New York, USA, from July 24-26, 2020, with a pre-conference math calligraphy workshop on July 23. The usual concurrent LaTeX workshop, and Mac tips and tricks, will also be offered, on July 24. The conference will be held under the auspices of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection on the campus of the Rochester Institute of Technology. We have posted the registration form and call for presentation proposals and tourist information and hotel reservations at our group rate can be made any time, the earlier the better. Thanks, and hope to see you there!

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Case changing in expl3

Posted on January 15, 2020 by Some TeX Developments Feed

A few years ago I wrote about the work the LaTeX team were doing on providing case changing functions in expl3. Since then, the code has been tested and revised, and very recently has moved to a ‘final’ home within expl3. It therefore seems like a good time to look again at what the challenges are and what tools we’ve provided. It’s worth noting up-front that all of the expl3 functions work with UTF-8 input, and as far as possible case changing (and other text manipulation) follows the Unicode Consortium guidelines. Different kinds of input, different kinds of case changing To understand what functions we’ve provided for case changing, we first have to know what different types of input we might be dealing with. There are broadly two types Text: material that we will want to typeset or similar, and which contains natural language content. This material might also have some formatting, and may be marked up as being in a particular language. Strings: material used in code, for example as identifiers, to construct control sequences or to find files. This material will never have formatting, and should always give the same outcome, irrespective of the language a document is ...

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Welcoming 2020 with our reflections on 2019

Posted on January 2, 2020 by Overleaf Feed

It's time to say goodbye to 2019 and hello to 2020! But before 2019 disappears into the mists of time, we thought it would be nice to reflect back on some personal highlights from the year just gone, as we welcome in the new one. 😊

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Cuti-cuti Malaysia: Customisable State-by-state Holidays Calendar for 2020

Posted on December 25, 2019 by Malaysian LaTeX User Group Feed

Erm… I am sorry that I had neglected this blog to the point that it’s now the annual announcement for the Cuti-cuti Malaysia calendars 😅 But anyway, here it is. You can download the PDF customised for Penang here. Federal public holidays are highlighted in solid shaded pink circles, as in 25–26 January. Public holidays that […]

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LaTeX ebooks for $5

Posted on December 17, 2019 by TeXblog Feed

Also this year, Packt Publishing sells ebooks for just $5 each, during some days. This includes my two LaTeX books: The LaTeX Cookbook More than 90 hands-on recipes to easily cook a variety of LaTeX documents. Gallery of some examples: … Continue reading →

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G21C conference: Grapholinguistics in the 21st Century

Posted on December 15, 2019 by TeX Users Group Feed

A biennial conference bringing together disciplines concerned with grapholinguistics and more generally the study writing systems and their representation in written communication. Submission deadline: January 13, 2020.

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December News Update

Posted on December 12, 2019 by Overleaf Feed

As we bring the year to a close, we’re excited to share some significant recent milestones and new announcements!

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Overleaf Supports the UNG Mathematics Immersion Project

Posted on December 3, 2019 by Overleaf Feed

The University of North Georgia (UNG) Math Immersion Project is focused on helping mathematics majors transition from problem-solving math courses to proof-intensive courses. Overleaf was a core element of how the Immersion Project functioned during its initial pilot in the fall of 2018, and will once again be used throughout the second iteration of the project this year.

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Celebrating over five million users, a quarter million daily actives, and over five years of dedicated user support

Posted on November 28, 2019 by Overleaf Feed

Earlier this month we hit a number of significant milestones at Overleaf that we’d like to share with you all 😊

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Using inotifywait to generate files on the fly

Posted on November 25, 2019 by Content AND Presentation Feed

Sometimes I want to edit some file which is then transformed to some kind of “target” format, suitable for watching. It might be a LaTeX file, a Markdown file converted to HTML, or a HTML file converted to PDF (as it was the case for me some time ago).

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New Feature: Using Archive and Trash to Keep your Projects Organized

Posted on November 25, 2019 by Overleaf Feed

We’ve made some changes to how the Archived Projects folder works on Overleaf, and we’ve added a new folder called Trashed Projects. Here’s how they now work together.

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Kalender mit tikz-calendar erstellen

Posted on November 24, 2019 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Hier ein Beispiel, wie man mit tikz-calendar Jahreskalender erstellen kann. Kalenderereignisse müssen in einer externen Datei abgelegt werden, im Beispiel ist das die meineevents.events. Die Farbnamen für die einzelnen Elemente lassen sich in https://www.sciencetronics.com/greenphotons/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/xcolor_names.pdf nachlesen. \documentclass{tikz-kalender} \setup{% lang=german, year=2020, showweeknumbers=true, title={Urlaub}, xcoloroptions={x11names}, titleColor=cyan, eventColor=brown, periodColor=lime, monthBGcolor=red, monthColor=Purple0, workdayColor=yellow, saturdayColor=magenta, sundayColor=orange, events={meineevents} % Einbinden der events-Datei […]

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