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How to Ask for LaTeX-related Help Effectively

Posted on September 7, 2016 by Malaysian LaTeX User Group Feed

Be specific about the error. “I have an error” “The PDF wasn’t created” ” “Cannot compile” “It doesn’t work” aren’t specific. Show what you’ve written in the code (see ‘Make an MWE’), what are the error messages that you get, attach the .log file (as an attachment, not paste the entire contents into the email/forum!!). […]

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Many variants of a Beamer presentation – part I

Posted on September 5, 2016 by Content AND Presentation Feed

ome time ago I decided to prepare slides for a certain lecture using Beamer. I thought it would be nice to have a few versions of the slides. For starters, I wanted to prepare lecture notes for the students. Also, I wanted to check how the “notes” feature works (spoiler: it works nice, though it does not play extremely well with hyperref).

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Index I: Anlegen und Verarbeiten

Posted on September 1, 2016 by TeX-Beispiel des Monats Feed

Diesen und nächsten Monat werden wir uns mit der Indexerstellung in LaTeX befassen. Dabei geht es in diesem Beispiel zunächst nur darum, wie man die Einträge erzeugt und daraus einen sortierten Index generiert. Dazu werden wir xindy und das Paket imakeidx verwenden. Im nächsten Monat folgt dann ein Beispiel über individuelle Anpassungen der Darstellung des Index.

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Speaker Meeting 2016

Posted on August 29, 2016 by UK-TUG Feed

The Committee are very happy to announce that the 2016 UK-TUG Speaker Meeting will take place on 15th October in the Fletcher Room, Trinity College, Oxford. The day is scheduled to begin at around 10:30 and to run until around 16:00. The UK-TUG AGM will take place as part of the day: see the separate notice. Talks on TeX-related are invited: talk times are flexible. Attendance at the meeting is…

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LaTeX and music

Posted on August 28, 2016 by Clemens' LaTeX Corner Feed

Some of you probably already know that I also play a lot of music. Playing music in my case also requires writing lead sheets similar to the ones in the Real Book (for which I use MuseScore) and similar to ones you find in any other song book. For the…Read More

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Exporting from LyX to MS Word and LibreOffice

Posted on August 28, 2016 by TeX tips Feed

Julien Dutand has written a tutorial about how to export from LyX to MS Word Office XML format (.docx) and LibreOffice OpenDocument (.odt) with bibliography, almost out of the box.

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Adding references from an external file

Posted on August 23, 2016 by Blog on Latex Matters Feed

When writing a scientific paper, one often provides supplementary materials together with the main manuscript. Supplementary materials can be additional figures, tables, or other materials not included in the main manuscript. However, since these materials are usually kept in a different physical file, they can not be referenced in the main manuscript using the standard ... [Read more...]

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AltaCV, yet another LaTeX CV/Résumé class

Posted on August 21, 2016 by Malaysian LaTeX User Group Feed

It all started with this: @overleaf guys watch this amazing CV template some ideas to make into Latex? — Leonardo (@Leonduck) August 13, 2016 Leonardo was talking about a résumé of Marissa Mayer that Business Insider put together. I knew I had to do something about it. And so AltaCV was born. This is […]

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Debian/TeX Live 2016.20160819-1

Posted on August 19, 2016 by There and back again Feed

A new - and unplanned - release in quick succession. I have uploaded testing packages to experimental which incorporate tex4ht into the TeX Live packages, but somehow the tex4ht transitional updated slipped into sid, and made many packages uninstallable. Well, so after a bit more testing let's ship the beast to sid, meaning that tex4ht [...]

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TeX on-line documentation

Posted on August 17, 2016 by TeX tips Feed

On PCs, tablets and smart-phones you can easily access TeX manuals and documentation...

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Posted on August 17, 2016 by TeXwelt Feed

Der TeX-Dokumentations-Service erhielt ein Update: nun basiert es auf der neuesten Dokumentation, die mit TeX Live 2016 kommt. Bei der Gelegenheit wanderte es auf einen neuen Server. Im Hintergrund läuft das texdoc-Programm von TeX Live. Die Oberfläche läuft mit … Weiterlesen →

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Posted on August 17, 2016 by TeXblog Feed

The TeX on-line documentation service got an update: it’s now based on the newest documentation coming with TeX Live 2016. At this occasion it moved to a new web server. In the background, runs the texdoc application that … Continue reading →

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Globally optimized pagination

Posted on August 17, 2016 by LaTeX Project Feed

Globally optimized pagination with LaTeX At the TUG 2016 conference in Toronto Frank gave a presentation on globally optimized paginiation using LuaTeX as the processing engine. The presentation demonstrated a framework for automatically producing an optimal pagination for documents (containing floats) such as Alice in Wonderland. The slide deck (or rather the mindmap he used) and the demonstration documents are now available on the Publications page; the video of the talk will follow in the near future.

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UMSThesis — LaTeX Document Class for Universiti Malaysia Sabah Theses

Posted on August 8, 2016 by Malaysian LaTeX User Group Feed

New thesis template! I’ve created a LaTeX document class and template, umsthesis (click to download), for Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UPNM), commissioned by Mohd Kamalrulzaman Md Akhir. It’s also available on Bitbucket and Github, as well as on Overleaf.

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Debian/TeX Live 2016.20160805-1

Posted on August 6, 2016 by There and back again Feed

TUG 2016 is over, and I have returned from a wonderful trip to Toronto and Maine. High time to release a new checkout of the TeX Live packages. After that I will probably need some time for another checkout, as there are a lot of plans on the table: upstream created a new collection, which [...]

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