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indextools, un fork de imakeidx

Posted on January 25, 2015 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

À mon grand regret j'ai du, pour la première fois de ma vie, créé un fork d'un package. Le package imakeidx a dont une nouvelle version : indextools. La raison technique La raison technique de cette fork est la suivante : lorsqu'on utile hyperref en combinaison avec un package d'indexation, il est conseillé de charger hyperref après le package, pour avoir des liens internes. Cependant hyperref doit être chargé avant bidi, le package qui permet de gérer les langues qui s'écrivent de droite à gauche. (...) - Index

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Looping with LaTeX — Generating Name Cards

Posted on January 24, 2015 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Today I had to generate a few name cards, LaTeX and the pgffor command came very handy doing that. I am not entirely satisfied with this solution, since the margins are hardwired, so if you have a better way just tell me. \documentclass[45pt,ngerman]{scrartcl} \usepackage[left=1cm,right=1cm,top=1.5cm,bottom=0.5cm,a4paper]{geometry} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage{pgffor} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{lmodern} \usetikzlibrary{positioning} \pagestyle{empty} \setlength{\parskip}{0pt} \begin{document} […]

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Reading CSV files with LaTeX

Posted on January 24, 2015 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Reading CSV files is pretty easy in LaTeX, thanks to Nicola Talbot’s datatool package. When you have an Excel file like the following Schueler.xlsx, simply save it as CSV (Comma-Separated Value). If you open the CSV file “Schueler.csv” in a text editor you get the following: We start by loading the datatool package. Since the […]

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Simple looping with LaTeX

Posted on January 24, 2015 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Here’s a fairly easy example how to loop through a LaTeX collection/list with the help of the pgffor package \documentclass[12pt,ngerman]{scrartcl} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage{pgffor} \begin{document} \begin{itemize} \foreach \x in {Donald,Dagobert,Gustav,Goofy} {\item \x} \end{itemize} \end{document}

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News from goLaTeX

Posted on January 19, 2015 by TeXblog Feed

The web site and forum moved to a new server, which is maintained by me. Johannes already wrote about it on (Neuigkeiten bei goLaTeX), and I posted the news here: Server-Umzug. The appearance stays the same but with improvements:   All … Continue reading →

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LaTeX2e and Unicode engines: the detail

Posted on January 17, 2015 by Some TeX Developments Feed

As I mentioned in my last post, the LaTeX team are working on various small but important improvements to the LaTeX2e kernel. One area we are looking at is adjusting how the ‘vanilla’ format works with Unicode engines. I’ve been asked for a bit more detail on this area, so I’ll try to fill in […]

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2015-01-17 A quick-and-dirty hack with a dollar sign

Posted on January 17, 2015 by Content AND Presentation Feed

I sometimes yank some fragments of text into my LaTeX files. This creates some problems, which can be more or less easily solved by query-replace and friends. The real problem is with math formulae. In general, anyone expecting that copying a formula from a pdf and yanking it into a LaTeX file will Just Work™, will be seriously disappointed. Converting such yanked formulae to correct LaTeX syntax is a painful process. One can, however, use Emacs to ease the pain a bit.

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Neuigkeiten bei GoLaTeX

Posted on January 17, 2015 by TeXwelt Feed

Das vormals zum GoForen-Label gehörende GoLaTeX ist der Familie von TeX-verwandten Seiten beigetreten, welche von unserem Administrator Stefan betreut werden. Optisch bleibt alles unverändert, aber im Hintergrund gibt es Änderungen. So ist nach langer Zeit endlich der Dateiupload wieder funktionsfähig. … Weiterlesen →

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LaTeX Thesis Template (Manuel Kuehner)

Posted on January 2, 2015 by Stack Exchange TeX Blog Feed

General Information I first published my PHD thesis on the Showcase of beautiful typography done in TeX & friends page. I was asked to publish the LaTeX code on the Stack Exchange TeX Blog here which made me very proud. I then started to create a lean template that is suitable as a starting point for most thesis […]

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TUGboat 34:3 publicly available

Posted on December 31, 2014 by TeX Users Group Feed

All articles and the complete issue (2013 #3) are available online; printed copies are available through the TUG store.

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Fixing (Debian, X, PDF viewer) font setup for Japanese

Posted on December 29, 2014 by There and back again Feed

I have been experiencing crazy switches in my fonts displayed in the browser, in applications, etc. In particular, stuff written in Japanese was displayed with Chinese characters instead of Japanese. The differences are subtle, but they are there: The problem in my case, but maybe in others, was a that by default Droid Sans Fallback [...]

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Malaysian University Thesis Templates on Overleaf

Posted on December 29, 2014 by Malaysian LaTeX User Group Feed

There, I’ve gone and published my thesis document classes and templates on Overleaf (previously writeLaTeX). Universiti Sains Malaysia thesis templateUniversiti Malaya thesis templateMultimedia University thesis templateUniversiti Utara Malaysia thesis templateUniversity Kebangsaan Malaysia thesis template (English)University Kebangsaan Malaysia thesis template (Malay)At some point I’ll probably get round to uploading the university-themed beamer templates, too. :-)(A little more information about Overleaf after the divider and disclaimer)(Disclaimer: I provide LaTeX-related community support for Overleaf — so you probably won’t want to just take my word for the following; go try it out yourself! :-)Overleaf provides an online collaborative environment for authoring and publishing research using LaTeX. One nice thing about Overleaf is the rich text mode — which hides most LaTeX stuff from collaborators who are not familiar with it. Another nice thing is the commenting facility. So if you’d like to use LaTeX to write your thesis but your supervisor balks at it, try introducing them to Overleaf’s rich text mode and commenting feature. They just might be convinced!

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Fixing LaTeX2e

Posted on December 28, 2014 by Some TeX Developments Feed

When LaTeX2e was first released in 1994 a lot of work had been done to avoid breaking existing LaTeX2.09 documents but allowing changes such as the package and font selection systems. The stability of LaTeX as demonstrated by that approach is one reason it’s been a success. However, there is also a need to allow […]

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Deutsches Beispiel für die “exam” Dokumentenklasse

Posted on December 27, 2014 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Hier ein eingedeutschtes Beispiel für die exam Klasse, mit der sich recht einfach Klausuren setzen lassen. \documentclass[addpoints,a4paper,ngerman,12pt,answers]{exam} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage[a4paper,top=2.5cm,bottom=3cm,left=2.5cm,right=2cm]{geometry} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{booktabs} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{csquotes} \usepackage{paralist} \usepackage[math]{iwona}   \pointpoints{Punkt}{Punkte} \bonuspointpoints{Bonuspunkt}{Bonuspunkte} \renewcommand{\solutiontitle}{\noindent\textbf{Lösung:}\enspace}   \chqword{Frage} \chpgword{Seite} \chpword{Punkte} \chbpword{Bonus Punkte} \chsword{Erreicht} \chtword{Gesamt}   \pagestyle{headandfoot} \runningheadrule \firstpageheader{Links oben}{Mitte oben}{\today} \runningheader{Links oben}{Mitte oben}{\today} \firstpagefooter{Links unten}{Mitte unten}{\thepage\,/\,\numpages} \runningfooter{Links unten}{Mitte unten}{\thepage\,/\,\numpages}   \begin{document} […]

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writeLaTeX is now Overleaf

Posted on December 26, 2014 by TeXblog Feed

The company behind the collaborative writing and publishing system, Writelatex Limited, decided to rebrand. From now on, the system will carry the name Overleaf. It continues as a free service with additional advanced features for paid subscriptions. Existing projects, files and … Continue reading →

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