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Beamer overlays beyond the \visible

Posted on October 13, 2014 by Some TeX Developments Feed

I wrote earlier this year about using the beamer overlay concept with relative slide specifications to produce dynamic slide structures. Another question about overlays came up recently on TeX StackExhange, but this time wanting to do something a bit different. The ‘standard’ beamer overlay system does the same as the \visible command: makes things appear […]

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Animating TikZ Graphics

Posted on October 13, 2014 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

After drawing the cubic Bezier a few days ago I wanted to animate it. Using the animate package this is fairly simple: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[paperwidth=5.5cm,paperheight=5.3cm,left=0cm,right=0cm,bottom=0cm,top=0.25cm]{geometry} \usepackage{tikz} \definecolor{fom}{RGB}{0,153,139}   \newcommand{\dat}{0.7} % 0.67 \usepackage{animate}   \begin{document}   \begin{animateinline}[poster=last, controls, palindrome]{10} \multiframe{70}{Ry=0.1+0.01}{ \begin{tikzpicture}[x=4cm,y=4cm] \draw[line width=1pt,lightgray] (0,0) -- (1,1); \draw (0,0) -- (1,0) -- (1,1) -- (0,1) -- (0,0); \draw […]

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Drawing Bezier Curves with TikZ

Posted on October 11, 2014 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

To visualize an example for cubic-Bezier CSS animations (http://cubic-bezier.com) I decided to try TikZ. That was in fact a pretty good idea, as — with the help of Google (and mostly tex.stackexchange.com) I managed to complete the following example in just a few minutes: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[paperwidth=5.5cm,paperheight=5.3cm,left=0cm,right=0cm,bottom=0cm,top=0.25cm]{geometry} \usepackage{tikz} \definecolor{fom}{RGB}{0,153,139} \begin{document}   \begin{tikzpicture}[x=4cm,y=4cm] \draw[line width=1pt,lightgray] (0,0) -- […]

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Notice of 2014 AGM

Posted on October 11, 2014 by UK-TUG Feed

The 2014 UK-TUG AGM will be held on Saturday 29th November at 14:00. The meeting will take place as part of the UK-TUG Speaker meeting at Trinity College, Oxford, OX1 3BH. We hope that as members as possible will be able to attend the AGM and the Speaker meeting. Notice is hereby given for the […]

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UK-TUG Speaker Meeting 2014

Posted on October 11, 2014 by UK-TUG Feed

The annual UK-TUG Speaker Meeting and AGM will take place on Saturday, 29th November at Trinity College, Oxford, OX1 3BH. The speaker meeting will begin at around 10 am and normally runs to between 4 pm and 5 pm, depending on the number of talks presented and time required to deal with the formal AGM […]

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Liederbücher und Leadsheets erstellen

Posted on October 9, 2014 by TeXwelt Feed

In diesem Beitrag möchte ich gerne ein neues Projekt von mir vorstellen: das leadsheets-Paket. Es ist noch nicht auf CTAN, da ich erst noch auf Feedback von Anwendern warten möchte. Es gibt bereits eine Reihe von Paketen für diesen Zweck. … Weiterlesen →

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LaTeX \\ in externe Dateien schreiben

Posted on October 2, 2014 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Ich hatte kürzlich die Notwendigkeit, Adressen wie die folgende aus KOMA Briefen in eine externe Datei zu schreiben: \newcommand{\Anschrift}{John Doe \\ Berlin} http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2115379/write-and-read-from-a-latex-temporary-file funktionierte leider nicht, da LaTeX das Schreiben der “\\” bemängelte. Auch der Weg über \unexpanded führte nicht weiter, da LaTeX dann nur den Befehl, nicht die Expansion in die Datei schreibt. Die […]

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TeX Live/Debian - complete update (binaries and packages) 9/2014

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

After a long business trip to Europe, here a big round of updates for all of TeX Live/Debian. Besides updating the usual bunch of packages from CTAN, this upload also brings a new set of binaries. After painful rounds of tests of upgrades from stable and sid, and fighting with stupid lintian errors, the packages […] The post TeX Live/Debian - complete update (binaries and packages) 9/2014 appeared first on There and back again.

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Typesetting Chessboard with the chessboard package

Posted on September 28, 2014 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

I recently started Chess again, so I wanted to typeset some chessboards. With the chessboard package by Ulrike Fischer this is pretty much straight forward. Here’s a 2-page example what the package can do. It can do much more, I’ll post additional examples if I find some time. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[left=1cm,right=1cm,top=2cm,bottom=2cm]{geometry} \usepackage{chessboard,xskak} \usepackage{graphicx,booktabs} \pagestyle{empty} […]

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2014-09-27 show-paren-mode

Posted on September 27, 2014 by Content AND Presentation Feed

For today, I only have a short tip. Sorry;-). I guess many Emacs users know about show-paren-mode, which highlights the closing paren (or brace, or bracket...) when the point is on the opening one (or the opening one when the point is right after the closing one).

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My slides source codes for MOSC 2014 talks

Posted on September 26, 2014 by Malaysian LaTeX User Group Feed

I presented something on Android Kernel/ROM at the Malaysian Open Source Conference (MOSC) 2014. I did my presentation with beamer. Here are the slides and the source codes at Github Source at github, here

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Reworking and exposing siunitx internals

Posted on September 18, 2014 by Some TeX Developments Feed

I’ve been talking for a while about working on a new major version of siunitx. I’ve got plans to add some new features which are difficult or impossible to deliver using the v2 set up, but here I want to look at perhaps what’s more important: the back end, programming set up and related matters. […]

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IguanaTeX — a free, open-source LaTeX plugin for PowerPoint

Posted on September 18, 2014 by Malaysian LaTeX User Group Feed

(Reblogged from Jonathan Le Roux's G+ page)Hi! If you are using PowerPoint on Windows and are looking for a convenient way to insert LaTeX equations, I'd like to suggest trying out IguanaTex, which I am now in charge of developing:http://www.jonathanleroux.org/software/iguanatex/ It's a good and free alternative to the now apparently abandonned TexPoint.The LaTeX displays created with IguanaTex support formatting (rotation, resizing, color fills, etc), animations, as well as inclusion in groups (even hierarchical): they can be edited while retaining all these properties.I hope you like it.JonathanGive it a spin!

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2014-09-13 TeX input method

Posted on September 13, 2014 by Content AND Presentation Feed

Some time ago, someone on the Emacs mailing list asked about entering a letter not present on a (typical) keyboard. There are a few ways to do it, some at the OS level and some on the editor level.

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How To Pad a PDF to an N Page Signature

Posted on September 13, 2014 by ReachTim Feed

This how-to article describes how you can create a LaTeX command to pad a PDF with blank pages so that the total number of pages is an integer multiple (to satisify a printer’s request). Does your printer want the number of pages in your PDFs to be an integer multiple? Mine does. The number of pages in my documents must be a multiple of four. That isn’t exactly a signature, but that’s the first word that comes to mind. Of course this is easy to do by hand when you have Adobe Acrobat or a similar tool, but this short article shows how to create and use a LaTeX command that will do it for you automatically. This example depends on the ifthen, calc, and pageslts packages. ifthen provides the ifthenelse and whiledo commands. calc enables us to do infix math to easily set a counter. pageslts provides the counter CurrentPage. As usual with TeX and LaTeX there are multiple ways to solve this problem; this is just one. Other packages that are helpful in this situation but not used in this article are : intcalc fp pgf calculator The Modulo Function The LaTeX Macro padpages The Complete Macro Example What is a real signature? It ...

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