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Kurszertifikate mit LaTeX erstellen

Posted on December 22, 2020 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Das pgfornaments Paket erlaubt es, spezielle Schmuckzeichen für beispielsweise Kurszertifikate zu nutzen. Hier ein Beispiel, das ich gern für die Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer meiner LaTeX-Kurse nutze. \documentclass[16pt,ngerman]{scrartcl} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{booktabs} \usepackage{eso-pic,calc} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{csquotes} \usepackage{paralist} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage[a4paper,landscape,bottom=1.5cm]{geometry} % left=0pt,right=0pt,top=0pt,bottom=0pt \usepackage{palatino,dashrule} \usepackage{pgfornament} \pagestyle{empty} \setlength{\parindent}{0pt} \makeatletter \AddToShipoutPicture{% \begingroup \setlength{\@tempdima}{5mm}% \setlength{\@tempdimb}{\paperwidth-\@tempdima-3cm}% \setlength{\@tempdimc}{\paperheight-\@tempdima}% \put(\LenToUnit{\@tempdima},\LenToUnit{\@tempdimc}){% \pgfornament[color=magenta,anchor=north west,width=3cm]{63}} \put(\LenToUnit{\@tempdima},\LenToUnit{\@tempdima}){% \pgfornament[color=magenta,anchor=south west,width=3cm,symmetry=h]{63}} […]

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Schöne Matrizen mit nicematrix

Posted on December 22, 2020 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Um ansprechende Matrizen zu setzen gibt es mit dem nicematrix Paket ein recht neues Paket, das sich alle anschauen sollten, die viel mit Matrizen zu tun haben. Die folgenden Beispiele sind der Dokumentation entnommen, teilweise braucht man mehrere LaTeX-Läufe für das finale Ergebnis. %!TEX TS-program = Arara % arara: pdflatex: {shell: yes} \documentclass[12pt,ngerman]{scrartcl} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} […]

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Das subcaption Paket als subfigure Ersatz

Posted on December 22, 2020 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Um mehreren nebeneinander gesetzten Bildern separate Bildunterschriften zu geben, war das subfigure Paket lange Standard. Mit dem subcaption Paket von Axel Sommerfeldt gibt es einen würdigen Nachfolger, der aktiv gepflegt wird. Hier ein Beispiel, zum Übersetzen bitte eigene Bilder nutzen: \documentclass[12pt,ngerman]{scrartcl} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{subcaption} \begin{document} \begin{figure} \centering \subcaptionbox{Eine Katze \label{cat1}} {\includegraphics[width=0.49\textwidth]{Bilder/Katze1}} \subcaptionbox{Die selbe […]

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Flyer mit LaTeX gestalten

Posted on December 22, 2020 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Um einen einfachen Flyer zu erstellen gibt es nichts besseres als die leaflet-Klasse. Hier ein einfaches Beispiel, die Katzenbilder muss man zum Übersetzen auskommentieren oder ersetzen. \documentclass[12pt,ngerman]{leaflet} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{booktabs} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{csquotes} \usepackage{paralist} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{palatino} \usepackage{blindtext} \usepackage{microtype} \author{Uwe Ziegenhagen} \title{Mein erster Flyer} \begin{document} \maketitle \thispagestyle{empty} \section{Foo} \blindtext[2] \section{Bar} \includegraphics[width=\textwidth]{Bilder/Katze2} \blindtext \section{Hello} \blindtext[4] \section{World} \blindtext […]

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Where can I *actually learn* programming? (as DH and otherwise)

Posted on December 13, 2020 by LaTeX Ninja'ing and the Digital Humanities Feed

To my surprise, lots of people regularly ask me where I learned to program. I have lots of posts on the subject and even multiple categories on the blog concerning the topic but maybe they’re “too disguised” under obscure titles for willing learners to actually find them. So I decided to give you a short summary with the key takeaways of what I’ve written on the topic so far and the most important links – boths to my other detailled blogposts and also on the resoures I would recommend as of now. However, before the “short summary” of takeaways and suggestions for willing learners, let me start with a deep dive into the very personal side of the question “Where did you actually learn to program?”. Now where did I actually learn to code? To answer the question “Where did I actually learn to program?”, we need to talk about my journey first. And.. Well, in order to answer thisread more Where can I *actually learn* programming? (as DH and otherwise)

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I finally finished my own #100DaysofDH – Here’s the wisdom!

Posted on December 1, 2020 by LaTeX Ninja'ing and the Digital Humanities Feed

Like the title says, I finally finished my own #100DaysofDH challenge. And I haven’t kept my promise to you guys. I (think I) said I would continue blogging every second week but now I’ve left you hanging for a whole month! I’m so sorry. I will try to get back into a regular posting schedule (still reduced until the dissertation is done but I’ll try to at least post every once in a while). Anyways, as I’m nearing the end of my #100DaysofDH challenge (and having declared myself as the worst challenge founder ever in history), I’m starting to get philosophical and the wisdom is coming in. Since I couldn’t deprive you of that, here it comes. (It really isn’t that bad, actually!) Wisdom 1: Read error messages, it works! This one is kind of self-explanatory but once you’re in those long coding sessions, you sometimes forget to do the most obvious stuff. I just recently coded on some stuffread more I finally finished my own #100DaysofDH – Here’s the wisdom!

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TUGboat 41:3 published

Posted on November 15, 2020 by TeX Users Group Feed

TUGboat volume 41, number 3, a regular issue, has been mailed to TUG members. It is also available online and from the TUG store. In addition, prior TUGboat issue 41:3 is now publicly available. Submissions for the next issue are welcome; the deadline is March 31 (early submissions are especially appreciated). Please consider joining or renewing your TUG membership if you haven't already (you'll get this issue immediately), and thanks.

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Warum TeXworks manchmal nicht die PDF Anzeige aktualisiert / When TeXworks does not update the PDF

Posted on November 2, 2020 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Vor einiger Zeit fiel mir auf, dass TeXworks die PDF-Anzeige manchmal nicht aktualisiert. Wann genau dies aber geschah und wann nicht, konnte ich aber nicht feststellen. Gestern schließlich brachte eine Google-Suche nach „texworks not refreshing the pdf“ eine TSX-Frage [1] ans Licht, in der der Autor dieses Fehlverhalten untersucht hatte: Das PDF wurde immer dann […]

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Happy Helloween!

Posted on October 31, 2020 by LaTeX.net Feed

Lockdown is coming in Germany. Time for some virtual Helloween. Did you visit CTAN today? Browse it if you are not scared! And if you wonder what helloweenmath is about – that’s today’s maths style. Examples from the manual:

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Machine Learning for the Humanities: A very short introduction and a not-so-short reflection

Posted on October 25, 2020 by LaTeX Ninja'ing and the Digital Humanities Feed

Machine Learning is one of those hot topics at the moment. It’s even starting to become a really hot topic in the Humanities and, of course, also in the DH. But Humanities and Machine Learning are not the most obvious combination for many reasons. Tutorials on how to run machine learning algorithms on your data are starting to pop up in large quantities, even for the DH. But I find it problematic that they often just use those methods, just show you those few lines of code to type in and that’s it. Frameworks have made sure that ML algorithms are easy to use. They actually have a super-low entry level programming-wise thanks to all those libraries. But the actual thing about ML is that you need to understand it or it’s good for nothing. (Ok, I admit there are some uses which are pretty straightforward and don’t need to be fully understood by users, such as Deep Learning poweredread more Machine Learning for the Humanities: A very short introduction and a not-so-short reflection

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A template for progress tracking #100DaysofX projects

Posted on October 18, 2020 by LaTeX Ninja'ing and the Digital Humanities Feed

You might have seen that I have written a little bit about #100DaysofX projects and challenges (such as the #100DaysofDHread more A template for progress tracking #100DaysofX projects

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Overleaf’s Remote Hackathon

Posted on October 8, 2020 by Overleaf Feed

It’s been a year since our blog post on how we started doing remote hackathons. So many things have changed globally in the meantime, but it seems that our remote-first working practices have been our best resource during this unprecedented year. During this time, we have done other remote hackathons; the last one, which we did just a few weeks ago, was particularly interesting for the variety of projects that came out. Here we want to share a few highlights.

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Tex Live 2020 Now Available!

Posted on October 6, 2020 by Overleaf Feed

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve now upgraded our LaTeX compile servers to make TeX Live 2020 available. We’ve pulled together some of the key information below on the important changes, but from now on all new projects will be based on TeX Live 2020!

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Creating The Art of Strategy with Overleaf

Posted on October 1, 2020 by Overleaf Feed

When Erik Schön chose to write his book, The Art of Strategy: Steps Towards Business Agility, his research, along with positive feedback from friends and colleagues, led him to Overleaf. He wanted something that would enable him to produce a beautifully typeset document that could be exported and uploaded straight onto Amazon’s print on demand platform, and Overleaf fitted that requirement perfectly.

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Amateurishly beautifying event photographs

Posted on September 27, 2020 by LaTeX Ninja'ing and the Digital Humanities Feed

Do people think that you, as a DH person, are also responsible for your project’s outreach activities yet nobody considersread more Amateurishly beautifying event photographs

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