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Supporting users on

Posted on May 3, 2019 by TeXblog Feed

I’m on a carribbean cruise for three weeks and don’t have so much time as before for answering questions on Especially since I actually do work here, on improving the WiFi onboard the cruise ship. It would be great … Continue reading →

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TeX Live 2019 released

Posted on April 29, 2019 by TeX Users Group Feed

TeX Live 2019 has been released, along with the entire TeX Collection 2019. The DVD is in production and will be mailed to TUG, and most other TeX user group, members when manufacturing is complete (expected by the first week of June). The software can also be downloaded in various ways, and the DVD ordered from TUG store. Please consider joining or renewing your membership in TUG or another TeX user group, and thanks if you already have. Thanks to all the contributors.

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TeX Live 2019 released

Posted on April 29, 2019 by There and back again Feed

After a few days of testing of the gold images of the DVDs, we have now officially announced the release of TeX Live 2019. The DVDs are already being burnt and will soon be...

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Présentation de LaTeX pour les éditions critiques au stage XLST de Lyon

Posted on April 23, 2019 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

Ainsi qu'annoncé, je présent LaTeX pour les éditions critiques à un stage XLST à Lyon. Vous trouverez ci-dessous mes supports de présentation. Outre un diaporama Beamer, j'ai produit un exemple d'édition critique avec LaTeX, en reprenant l'édition XML d'Andromaque, de Racine, qui sert de fil rouge à la session. N'ayant pas eu le temps d'appréhender le XML et le XLST de la session, l'exemple n'est pas complet, et ne contient que quelques élèments parmis d'autres pour édition critique en (...) - (r)(e)led(mac/par)

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Debian Package Smells

Posted on April 13, 2019 by There and back again Feed

A recent blog post by Lucas Nussbaum has pointed me at the smell of my packages in Debian. It turned out they smell a lot it seems: Norbert Preining <>   asymptote (U) git...

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#FuturePub London returned to a full house!

Posted on April 10, 2019 by Overleaf Feed

It had been a while, but #FuturePub London returned at the end of March!

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Vortragsfolien „Briefvorlagen erstellen mit LaTeX und scrlttr2“

Posted on April 7, 2019 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Hier die Folien von meinem Vortrag zum Thema „Briefvorlagen erstellen mit LaTeX und scrlttr2“, gehalten auf der Dante e.V. Vereinstagung in Darmstadt. Alle Code-Beispiele sowie der Quelltext der Folien selbst sind Teil des PDF, dazu nutze ich das attachfile-Paket. Mit einem einfachen \newcommand Befehl baue ich dann den \ta Befehl, der als Parameter nur den […]

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LaTeX pour les éditions critiques : une présentation et une formation prochainement

Posted on March 27, 2019 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

J'interviendrait prochainement à Lyon, à deux reprises, pour parler de LaTeX pour les éditions critiques. Une fois sous forme de conférence le 22 avril dans le cadre d'une session de formation au XSLT pour les éditions critiques. Attention, bien que mon intervention se fasse durant une session de formation, il s'agira belle et bien d'une simple intervention Le 1er juillet prochain, dans une journée « Mots savants et outils numériques de l'édition critique », en amont de la rencontre annuelle de (...) - (r)(e)led(mac/par)

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Wow—Four million people now use Overleaf!

Posted on March 27, 2019 by Overleaf Feed

4,047,647 to be exact. Well, exact for at least one instant in time 😊 On behalf of the whole Overleaf team, I'd like to say: Thank you. We've always tried to put you—our users—first, aiming to provide the best tool for editing and collaborating on LaTeX documents online whilst simultaneously growing as a business and as a team. These past two years have seen some of the biggest changes—and the biggest advances—as Overleaf and ShareLaTeX joined together to create Overleaf v2. It's not always been the simplest of integrations, but we've done our best to make it a smooth transition and get it all running as one. Whether you're someone just starting out, creating your first LaTeX documents on Overleaf, or someone who's been writing since early days of TeX itself, we're doing our best to make Overleaf easy and convenient to use regardless. We appreciate all the love and support you show us (which is shared internally on our #overleaf-testimonials Slack channel!), and are looking forward to the next four million users...and the learnings that will undoubtably bring! Thanks again—you're all amazing 😊

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Case Study: Why Symplectic use Overleaf for Technical Documentation

Posted on March 25, 2019 by Overleaf Feed

In this Case Study we are delighted to share Symplectic’s success in using Overleaf to produce high quality, up-to-date, technical documentation for their clients.

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TeXworks v0.63

Posted on March 17, 2019 by Some TeX Developments Feed

Regular readers will know that I’m a fan of the light-weight TeXworks editor. It keeps the user interface pared down, letting both new and experienced users focus on their input, whilst at the same time having lots of handy features. Steffan Löffler has recently released v0.63 of TeXworks, and despite the minor version change (from v0.62), there’s quite a lot of new stuff. Highlights for me are Basic support for BibTeX, including a new menu entry to insert citations into sources More granular SyncTeX sypport, making it easier to go backward and forward from source to PDF Re-written syntax highlighting, addressing some of the long-standing issues TeXworks has had with longer sources Improved syntax patterns and keyword completion lists (both from me!)

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Overleaf selected as a finalist in the DigitalAgenda Impact Awards 2019!

Posted on March 8, 2019 by Overleaf Feed

The 3rd Annual DigitalAgenda Impact Awards took place in London on the 7th March 2019, and once again highlighted the latest champions of #TechForGood across the UK. The Digital Agenda Impact Awards celebrate digital innovations that improve people’s lives and the world around us. They are open to any business, government department or non-profit using digital products or services for positive social or environmental benefit. The awards are grouped into three themes (People, Society and Business) across 12 categories, including Health, Diversity, Investment and Education. Overleaf is delighted to be one of three finalists from across the UK selected in the Education category, and one of 36 finalists out of 300 nominees overall who are leading the way in digital transformation in all sectors.

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Collecting environment content using xparse

Posted on March 7, 2019 by Some TeX Developments Feed

LaTeX environments are almost always used for cases where the content does not make sense as a macro argument. That can happen for example because there are clear ‘start’ and ‘end’ conditions, because the content is long and open-ended, or because category code changes are needed. The amsmath bundle first implemented an approach to collecting up the entire content of environments. For amsmath, this is needed to allow two-pass measurement of the width of align environments. Not surprisingly, this idea turns out to be more widely useful. It appears in a generic form in the environ package, which allows us to do \documentclass{article} \usepackage{environ} \begin{document} \NewEnviron{foo}{\showtokens\expandafter{\BODY}} \begin{foo} Some content \end{foo} \end{document} with the content of the environment referred to as \BODY. There have been long-standing requests to add a similar ability to xparse. After some consideration, the LaTeX team have now added this ability as a new type of argument: b-type. Rather than requiring a separate command, this integrates directly into the existing approach in xparse: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xparse} \begin{document} \NewDocumentEnvironment{foo}{b}{\showtokens{#1}}{} \begin{foo} Some content \end{foo} \end{document} Probably most notable here is the fact that the environment content is available simply as #1, rather than requiring a special macro name. It also ...

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Using LaTeX to typeset critical editions

Posted on February 25, 2019 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

I was invited to a learning session in organized by the “Research Infrastructure on Religious Studies” to animate a workshop about LaTeX and cricital edition. Here, you will find the beamer of the workshop, which is followed by a practical training, using overleaf. - (r)(e)led(mac/par)

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Enregistrements vidéo de la journée d'étude « Encoder numériquement une édition critique »

Posted on February 6, 2019 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

À la demande de plusieurs personnes, nous avons procédé à un enregistrement vidéos des interventions lors de la journée d'étude « Encoder numériquement une édition critique ». Avant toute chose, je tiens à remercier mon collègue Francis Mobio pour m'avoir formé à la capture vidéo (les problèmes de capture sont de moi !) et avoir effectué le montage final. Tara Andrews ayant été malade elle n'a pu venir. Elle nous a envoyé ses diapositives, qui ont été présentées par Violeta Seretan, mais nous n'avons pas (...) - (r)(e)led(mac/par)

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