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Debian/TeX Live January 2017

Posted on January 18, 2017 by There and back again Feed

As the freeze of the next release is closing in, I have updated a bunch of packages around TeX: All of the TeX Live packages (binaries and arch independent ones) and tex-common. I might see whether I get some updates of ConTeXt out, too. The changes in the binaries are mostly cosmetic: one removal of [...]

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10 years of

Posted on January 15, 2017 by LaTeX Community News Feed

It's been 10 years since the LaTeX Community forum came online! It was founded by Sven Wiegand, he posted the announcement on January 14, 2007. The board statistics on the bottom of the forum index page says, we got: Total posts 87310 • Total topics 22249 • Total members 14947.

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LaTeX-Dateien vergleich mit latexdiff

Posted on January 15, 2017 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

latexdiff ist Bestandteil von TeX Live und erlaubt es, die Unterschiede zwischen zwei LaTeX-Dateien hervorzuheben. Hier ein Beispiel mit einem kurzen Textschnipsel aus der Wikipedia: Das Original (Giraffe1.tex) \documentclass[12pt,ngerman]{scrartcl} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage{csquotes} \begin{document} Die Giraffen (Giraffa) sind eine Gattung der Säugetiere aus der Ordnung der Paarhufer. Ursprünglich wurden ihr mit Giraffa camelopardalis und der […]

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eLife simplifies submission for authors through new collaborations

Posted on January 13, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Cambridge, UK – Friday, January 13, 2017: eLife is integrating new authoring tools into its submission system to give authors more choice about how they submit their work. eLife, the non-profit initiative inspired by research funders and led by scientists, aims to help scientists accelerate discovery by operating a platform for research communication that encourages and recognises the most responsible behaviours in science. eLife is now working with Overleaf,, PubRef and Authorea, to allow authors to write and submit research to the journal as quickly and easily as possible.

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What time is it? Time for the Overleaf Campus Challenge 2017!!!

Posted on January 10, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Want to win great Overleaf prizes for your whole institution? Check out our Campus Challenge 2017! It’s fun and free – all you have to do is use Overleaf and encourage your friends and classmates to do so too! Everyone who signs up from your institution – including students, faculty and staff – will earn ‘ducks’ for working on Overleaf. Each duck adds to your institution’s total score and at the end of the challenge, March 31, 2017, the institution with the most ducks wins free Overleaf Pro accounts for everyone at that institution, or one of our special prizes if your institution already has a site license!

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Checking over the beamer codebase

Posted on January 8, 2017 by Some TeX Developments Feed

Anyone who is watching the beamer GitHub repository will notice quite a lot of checkins, starting from the beginning beamer.cls and working forward. Most of these are ‘internal’ changes, so readers might wonder what is going on. I’ve been involved with beamer for a while, but have not really taken a good look over the ... Read more

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24 hours left: LaTeX books for $5

Posted on January 8, 2017 by TeX talk Feed

Right now, Packt Publishing sells my two LaTeX books for just $5 each. (ebook version:…

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A flying start to the University of Cambridge Overleaf trial

Posted on January 3, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

The trial started on September 22nd, at which point the 434 existing users were automatically upgraded to Pro. Since the launch of the trial, sign-ups have continued to grow, and three months later (December 21st) there are a total of 1,008 users from the University of Cambridge on Overleaf.

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Jalur Gemilang in TikZ

Posted on January 3, 2017 by Malaysian LaTeX User Group Feed

The Malaysian flag is called the Jalur Gemilang (“Stripes of Glory”). Ramón has been drawing a lot of flags/signs with TikZ, and here’s his great effort with Jalur Gemilang! You can find many other flags drawn by Ramón here.

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Happy Holidays and a 2016 wrap-up from Overleaf

Posted on January 2, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Happy Holidays from everyone here at Overleaf! It’s been an incredible 2016 – thanks in large part to all of our super, amazing, fantastic customers! We’re so appreciative of your support! We thought it would be fun to share some of the highlights from our year here at Overleaf… both for the company and our team. We hope you’ll find it interesting and we’d love for you to share your own 2016 highlight! Join the fun and share your favourite #BestofOverleaf 2016 memory. Happy Holidays!!!

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A beamer release

Posted on January 1, 2017 by Some TeX Developments Feed

After a bit of a hiatus, I’ve got back into fixing the bugs in beamer, starting with some ‘low hanging’ ones and scheduling a few more. Hopefully there won’t be too many new issues as a result, but if there are then please log them!

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Teilweise Senkung der TUG-Mitgliedsbeiträge in 2017

Posted on January 1, 2017 by TeXwelt Feed

Eine Neuigkeit für 2017: als Schüler, Student oder anders Ermäßigungsberechtigter kann man bereits für 15$ Jahresbeitrag Mitglied bei der TeX Users Group werden. Das betrifft die “elektronische” Mitgliedschaft bei Anmeldung bis Ende März (“early bird”). In dem Fall erhält man … Weiterlesen →

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News: TUG membership in 2017

Posted on January 1, 2017 by TeX tips Feed

The rates for electronic membership (TUGboat and TeX software online, no paper/DVD) decreased:...

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Becoming a TUG member becomes easier

Posted on January 1, 2017 by TeXblog Feed

Good news for 2017! Students, seniors and TeX friends from countries with modest economies can become TeX Users Group members for an annual rate of just $15 - for an electronic membership, early bird until March 31, 2017. This means full … Continue reading →

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10 new TikZ examples

Posted on December 31, 2016 by weblog Feed

10 new TikZ examples

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