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Reaching six million users in an unprecedented six months

Posted on July 1, 2020 by Overleaf Feed

It has certainly been an unexpected six months since the start of 2020. Back on January 1st, when we all celebrated the start of the new year, none of us expected the lockdown and global pandemic that would follow, nor the events in the USA that would galvanise Black Lives Matter around the world. In amongst all of this, in early June we reached the milestone of six million users worldwide, after hitting five million last November. We also saw our best-ever month for active users in May, driven both by the natural growth of Overleaf we’ve seen each year since we started back in 2012, and also the accelerated move to online collaborative tools in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic which has swept across the globe in a few short months.

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June News Update : Writefull & Overleaf, Server Pro 2.3.0, & Gigaleaf!

Posted on June 30, 2020 by Overleaf Feed

In the update we talk about: Beta Feature: Writefull & Overleaf Free Webinar Series Product Update: Server Pro 2.3.0 Helping you work from home during COVID19 Gigaleaf! Bringing Overleaf and Gigantum together Customer Appreciation

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Welcome To Our New Customers: Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) and University of La Réunion PIMENT Group

Posted on June 30, 2020 by Overleaf Feed

We’re excited to welcome the following new customers! Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) University of La Réunion PIMENT Group

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TeX Live Debian update 20200629

Posted on June 30, 2020 by There and back again Feed

More than a month has passed since the last update of TeX Live packages in Debian, so here is a new checkout! All arch all packages have been updated to the tlnet state as...

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New posts on LaTeX.net

Posted on June 29, 2020 by TeX talk Feed

On LaTeX-Community.org, founded January 2007, many authors published articles about LaTeX and related tools. The…

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Creating bilingual Beamer slides

Posted on June 29, 2020 by LaTeX.net Feed

For a lecture on Python I have been looking for a way to create bilingual slides in a single document. I have compiled the following example. One simply needs to set the babel language in the document options to switch between German and English.

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Typesetting todo lists with fontawesome and the tasks package

Posted on June 28, 2020 by LaTeX.net Feed

The following example shows, how todo lists and similar documents can be typeset with the tasks package, a spin-off of the exSheets package to generate task-like environments. In this example we define three tasks environments (for TODO, PROGRESSING, DONE), for each environment we use a different symbol from the fontawesome package, a collection of more than 600 logos, many of them related to internet and WWW. One could also use these packages to e.g. get entries from a Trello board.

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A Beamer Template for MINT Lectures

Posted on June 27, 2020 by LaTeX.net Feed

As a lecturer for MINT lectures I wanted to create a Beamer template where individual lectures could be compiled separately as well as in a collection of all slides. After polishing the template for a few semesters an initial version of the template has been uploaded to Github: https://github.com/UweZiegenhagen/MINT-Lecture-Slide-Template

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Welcome To Our New Customers: University of Twente and Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology (IDMT)

Posted on June 23, 2020 by Overleaf Feed

We’re excited to welcome the following new customers! University of Twente Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology (IDMT)

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Mehrsprachige Beamerfolien erstellen – Teil 2

Posted on June 21, 2020 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Basierend auf dem letzten Blog-Artikel dazu und einer Frage, die ich 2014 auf TSX gestellt habe, habe ich den Code für mehrsprachige Beamer-Folien angepasst. \documentclass[ngerman]{beamer} \usepackage{comment} \makeatletter \newif\if@ngerman \newif\if@option@ngerman \DeclareOption{ngerman}{% \@ngermantrue \@option@ngermantrue } \ProcessOptions*\relax \newcommand*{\ifngerman}{% \if@ngerman \expandafter\@firstoftwo \else \expandafter\@secondoftwo \fi } \makeatother \ifngerman{ \usepackage[main=ngerman]{babel} \includecomment{DE} \excludecomment{EN} }{ \usepackage[main=english]{babel} \includecomment{EN} \excludecomment{DE} } \begin{document} \begin{DE} \begin{frame}[fragile]{Hallo Welt} […]

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Welcome To Our New Customers: Unlearn.AI and SenseTime Japan Ltd

Posted on June 18, 2020 by Overleaf Feed

We’re excited to welcome the following new customers! Unlearn.AI SenseTime Japan Ltd

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Does LaTeX count as “programming”?

Posted on June 14, 2020 by LaTeX Ninja'ing and the Digital Humanities Feed

Today I wanted to talk about a common question I come across: Does LaTeX count as programming? Many people dismiss this question directly with a no. But I say the answer is not that simple and depending on how you practice LaTeX can definitely be ‘yes’ much more than you might think! Also, something I really don’t appreciate is people meaning to degrade LaTeX when saying using LaTeX has nothing to do with programming (because it does and most people who think that way have just never seen LaTeX being used more like programming). LaTeX is, strictly speaking, a programming language and Turing-complete. Or rather, LaTeX is a macro package for TeX which is the actual Turing complete programming language. The typesetting-specific tools LaTeX provides probably can’t, however, be considered a full programming language on their own anymore. You could theoretically do anything with it, though it might just not be the easiest possible way to accomplish your ends (unlessread more Does LaTeX count as “programming”?

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Overleaf Server Pro 2.3.0 is Now Available!

Posted on June 11, 2020 by Overleaf Feed

We’re pleased to announce that Overleaf Server Pro 2.3.0 is now available, and brings our new TeX Live Selector feature (see our blog post for more information on this feature - “Select your TeX Live Compiler Version”), in addition to some bug fixes and other minor changes.

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Join the #100DaysofDH Challenge!

Posted on June 7, 2020 by LaTeX Ninja'ing and the Digital Humanities Feed

I have been following the #100DaysofCode community for a while now and thought that it was sad that there didn’t seem to be a connection with the DH community. 100 Days of Code is such a great project which is motivational for those willing to learn but also a great way to foster a community. So I thought, why not start #100DaysofDH and I did. Looking forward to your contributions! The main activity around this will be happening on Twitter (account is @100DaysofDH, hashtag #100DaysofDH) but there is also a minimalist github.io page: https://100daysofdh.github.io/ On the github, you can also find the current state of the Tweepy and AWS-powered bot. The story behind the creation of this challenge Before getting into the details of how the challenge works, let me share some thoughts that I had in mind for the adaption of the 100 days challenge to the DH (skip this part if you just want the rules which canread more Join the #100DaysofDH Challenge!

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Mehrsprachige Beamer-Folien erstellen

Posted on June 6, 2020 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Unter https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/443714/bilingual-slides-beamer-comment-package-and-non-ascii-characters-umlauts-dia gibt es ein gutes Beispiel, wie man mehrsprachige Beamer-Folien erstellen kann. Je nach gesetztem \newcommand{\lvlang}{EN} wird entweder die englische oder deutsche Version erzeugt. Der Code müsste sich noch verbessern lassen, wenn man beispielsweise globale Klassenoptionen wie english oder ngerman auswertet. Hier ein vollständiges Beispiel: \documentclass{beamer} \newcommand{\lvlang}{EN} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{comment} \long\def\WriteCommentLine#1{\immediate\write\CommentStream{\unexpanded{#1}}} \let\ThisComment\WriteCommentLine \usepackage{ifthen} \newcommand{\iflvlangde}[2]{% […]

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