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biblatex: A new syntax for \DeclareNameFormat

Posted on March 13, 2016 by Some TeX Developments Feed

The ‘traditional’ BibTeX model for dividing up names is based around four parts: First name(s) Last name(s) Prefix(es) (the ‘von part’) Suffix(es) (the ‘junior part’) This works well for many western European names, but falls down for many cases. As part of Biber/biblatex developments, Philippe Kime has been working on moving beyond this rigid model ... Read more

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USMThesis Updated (Again)

Posted on March 3, 2016 by Malaysian LaTeX User Group Feed

Following the most recent feedback from the Main Campus, USMThesis has been updated to v1.6.3 today. The changes this time are in usmthesis.tex, where the List of Publications is moved after the appendices (so now Main Campus and Engineering Campus are on the same page now!) Pun unintended. Looking at the ChangeLog, usmthesis v0.1 was Nov 2005 — so it’s been 10 years!! In fact if anyone wants to host a meetup/talk or something, ping me.

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Automatic correction of widths in the table of contents

Posted on March 2, 2016 by TeX tips Feed

The default widths of numbers in the ToC are static. This can lead...

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Debian/TeX Live full update 20160223

Posted on February 29, 2016 by There and back again Feed

Only one week has passed since the last Debian/TeX Live update, and there is already a new one? The explanation is simple: consolidation of packages and preparation for 2016. The update comprises of uploads of texlive-base, texlive-lang, texlive-extra, texlive-bin, musixtex, pmx, m-tx, xmltex, jadetex. Besides the usual changes it brings a merge back in of [...]

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Toutes mes contributions sur le CTAN

Posted on February 28, 2016 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

J'ai publié un certain nombre de contributions sur le Comprehensive TEX Archive Network. Le présent article les recense, et les actualise automatiquement. Le CTAN contient la documentation officielle. Cependant, je les présentent également partiellement, au moment de leur sortie, sur le présent site. C'est pourquoi je vous fournit également un lien de recherche rapide. - LaTeX

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Creating a poster

Posted on February 28, 2016 by TeX tips Feed

You know the huge scientific posters on walls of university institutes. Want to...

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Getting bold math symbols

Posted on February 27, 2016 by TeX tips Feed

Load the bm package in your preamble. Do this after all packages, which...

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TeXworks developments

Posted on February 27, 2016 by Some TeX Developments Feed

Over recent weeks, Stefan Löffler has provided new builds for TeXworks featuring a re-implementation of the PDF view. This offers new modes for previewing the output, most notably continuous scrolling. It’s also intended to be much faster than the older viewer. Stefan’s also been setting up Travis-CI testing for TeXworks, and this has the added ... Read more

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Surf your bibliographies

Posted on February 27, 2016 by JM's website Feed

This weekend I wrote a BibTeX-to-HTML converter.

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Aligning multiple figures or logos

Posted on February 26, 2016 by Blog on Latex Matters Feed

I was working on a presentation and had to place several logos at the end of a slide. Initially, I just added them using includegraphics. However, it looked terrible because each logo was of a different size. Obviously, I wanted to arrange them at least half-decently. For that, I aligned them vertically and added some ... [Read more...]

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Bug in biblatex-bookinarticle 1.3.0

Posted on February 24, 2016 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

The version 1.3.0 of biblatex-bookinarticle introduced a big bug, which have broken compatibility with old bibtex's fields name. The version 1.3.1, just send on CTAN, fix it. If needed, you can dowload it here. - BibLaTeX

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USMThesis Updated

Posted on February 19, 2016 by Malaysian LaTeX User Group Feed

USMThesis has been updated to v1.6.2, following feedback from IPS that the page numbering of appendices should be turned off in the table of contents. If you already have the template (v1.6.1) from September 2015 and don’t want to re-download the template again now, just add these lines before \appendix in your thesis.tex: \addtocontents{toc}{\protect\cftpagenumbersoff{part}}\addtocontents{toc}{\protect\cftpagenumbersoff{chapter}} Also, from recent feedback, it looks like Main Campus-IPS requires the List of Publications before the abstracts; while the Engineering Campus IPS requires the List of Publications after the appendices. So do check with IPS of your respective campuses before you print your entire thesis! Another thing — when printing out the PDF, do remember to set paper size to A4, and Scaling to 100% or None in the Print dialog. Many PDF viewer applications would set it to 92% or Fit on page by default, and then the font sizes would come out too small and the page margins too wide!

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How to: add simple new commands to LaTeX to help with writing papers

Posted on February 18, 2016 by A PhD student talking about interesting things Feed

Like a lot of academics, I write many documents in LaTeX – including almost all of my academic papers, and my PhD thesis! So, anything that can make my life easier is of interest to me. I was recently discussing this with a colleague (a co-author on a paper actually), and realised that lots of […]

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Debian/TeX Live 2015.20160215-1

Posted on February 16, 2016 by There and back again Feed

About one month has passed and here is the usual updated of TeX Live packages for Debian. While I am not really calling for testers at the moment, building of preliminary packages for TeX Live 2016 has begone. The binaries are already uploaded to experimental, and arch=all packages for experimental will follow soon. As with [...]

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New home

Posted on February 14, 2016 by LaTeX Alive Feed

I have a bright and shiny new home: http://wspr.io See you there :)

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