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learnlatex.org: A place to learn LaTeX online

Posted on March 15, 2021 by Overleaf Feed

LaTeX is a great system for producing technical documents, but as it is not a word processor, there is an entry barrier. In many ways, learning LaTeX is like learning a 'real' programming language: we have input ('code') and run ('compile') to get output. It's not surprising, therefore, that we might look at how people learn those 'real' programming languages and want to provide similar tools. A quick search will show that while books remain important resources, interactive web-based training is the first contact many users have with a whole range of programming tools. The learnlatex.org project was born out of the desire to provide the same easy-to-access approach for LaTeX beginners.

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Dymo Labels mit LaTeX und ticket.sty gestalten

Posted on March 13, 2021 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Hier ein kurzes Beispiel, wie man mit LaTeX auch Dymo-Labels erzeugen kann, im Beispiel für die Label-Größe 57*32mm. Zum allgemeinen Verständnis von ticket.sty siehe auch meinen DTK Artikel in Ausgabe 1/2021. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage[landscape,paperheight=57mm,paperwidth=32mm,left=0mm,top=0mm,right=0mm,bottom=0mm]{geometry} %\usepackage[sfdefault]{plex-sans} \usepackage{palatino} \begin{filecontents}[overwrite]{Dymo5732.tdf} \unitlength=1mm \hoffset=-25.4mm \voffset=-29mm \ticketNumbers{1}{1} \ticketSize{57}{32} % Breite und Hoehe der Labels in mm \ticketDistance{0}{0} % Abstand der […]

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Compiling LaTeX online via TeXlive.net

Posted on March 9, 2021 by LaTeX.net Feed

Blogs, forums, Q&A sites, FAQ sites, and web sites in general can now provide one-click LaTeX compiling on smartphones, tablets, and PCs. The TeXlive.net server provides a backend with a TeX Live 2020 installation. The server software was written by David Carlisle and is hosted on a virtual machine provided by Stefan Kottwitz, with financial support from DANTE for the hardware. The tutorial site LearnLatex.org already switched to TeXlive.net.

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DANTE Frühjahrstagung 2021

Posted on March 7, 2021 by LaTeX.net Feed

Im vergangenen Jahr sind leider beide DANTE-Tagungen wegen der Pandemie ausgefallen. Dieses Jahr wird die Frühjahrstagung stattfinden, jedoch wegen der Kontaktbeschränkungen komplett online. Anmelden kann man sich online auf www.dante.de/veranstaltungen/dante2021/anmeldung/ und das ist kurz und einfach und kostet nix. Mitglieder

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DANTE Frühjahrstagung 2021

Posted on March 7, 2021 by TeX talk Feed

The following text is in German because it’s about the German language user group meeting…

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DANTE Frühjahrstagung 2021

Posted on March 7, 2021 by TeXwelt Feed

Im vergangenen Jahr sind leider beide DANTE-Tagungen wegen der Pandemie ausgefallen. Dieses Jahr wird die Frühjahrstagung stattfinden, jedoch wegen der Kontaktbeschränkungen komplett online. Anmelden kann man sich online auf www.dante.de/veranstaltungen/dante2021/anmeldung/ und das ist kurz und einfach und kostet nix. Mitglieder … Weiterlesen →

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DANTE Frühjahrstagung 2021

Posted on March 7, 2021 by TeXblog Feed

Im vergangenen Jahr sind leider beide DANTE-Tagungen wegen der Pandemie ausgefallen. Dieses Jahr wird die Frühjahrstagung stattfinden, jedoch wegen der Kontaktbeschränkungen komplett online. Anmelden kann man sich online auf www.dante.de/veranstaltungen/dante2021/anmeldung/ und das ist kurz und einfach und kostet nix. Mitglieder … Continue reading →

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TUG election deadline of March 1

Posted on February 24, 2021 by TeX Users Group Feed

Nominations for the TeX Users Group election for this year are due March 1 (7am PST; no extensions or exceptions). The positions of TUG president and of several directors are up for election. A nomination form and full details are available.

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Nützliche Kommandozeilen-Einzeiler für LaTeX

Posted on February 24, 2021 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Unter https://gist.github.com/iwishiwasaneagle/2f91f63f3cb0107b94b501aa284a18ca gibt es eine Sammlung an nützlichen Einzeilern für die Arbeit mit LaTeX. UweUwe Ziegenhagen likes LaTeX and Python, sometimes even combined. Do you like my content and would like to thank me for it? Consider making a small donation to my local fablab, the Dingfabrik Köln. Details on how to donate can be […]

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The most important tip for confident LaTeX newbies: Don’t reinvent the wheel! (and try a Minimal Working Example instead)

Posted on February 21, 2021 by LaTeX Ninja'ing and the Digital Humanities Feed

Today I wanted to address a common issue I see in troubleshooting LaTeX errors, on StackOverflow and in personal questions. It usually stems from newbies who aren’t yet aware of all the functionality provided by standard packages and thus, try to reinvent the wheel when something doesn’t work the way they expect. Why reinventing the wheel is a problem In my experience, even from me helping people with packages that I’m not all that familiar with myself, it’s always best not to reinvent the wheel (even if you succeed, the result is likely sub-par unless you’re actually really good at what you’re doing). Ask yourself if the functionality you want is something that’s likely to be a common problem. Then maybe somebody has already solved it in a comprehensive way! That’s what packages are for and that’s why they’re (hopefully) maintained by people who have given the problem at hand a good bit of thought. It is very likely thatread more The most important tip for confident LaTeX newbies: Don’t reinvent the wheel! (and try a Minimal Working Example instead)

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Using keyboard macros to emulate query replace

Posted on February 20, 2021 by Content AND Presentation Feed

A few days ago, however, I needed to do something I consider really blogworthy, even though the tip I’m going to share today is (surprise, surprise!) very Emacs-centric. I was editing a paper which used italics (with the \emph LaTeX macro) really a lot (more than 100 times). Very many (but not all) of its occurrences were to be changed to quotes, so that e.g. \emph{petrichor} should be changed to ,,petrichor’’ etc.

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Long-Term Twitter Strategizing: The Ninja’s “How to better promote your content on Twitter” Guide. Part 4

Posted on February 14, 2021 by LaTeX Ninja'ing and the Digital Humanities Feed

Twitter is an important professional networking platform for the Digital Humanities. But it’s not exactly self-evident how to make it work in your favour. This part explains As some of you might remember, I did a Twitter Engagement Experiment at some time in autumn last year. Now I wanted to share my most important learnings, so you can make your Twitter presence more effective with just as little work as you want to put in. I will start with the basics and common advice you can find online in this first post and then add some more info and reflection on my personal experiment in the next one. Actually, this was all just meant to be one post but it got so crazy long that I decided to make it into a series of digestible short posts. Twitter Growth/Strategy advice for long-term improvement 14) Use the schedule feature to get out “engagement prompts” regularly. For me, this has been aread more Long-Term Twitter Strategizing: The Ninja’s “How to better promote your content on Twitter” Guide. Part 4

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Aktienkurse mit Python und LaTeX auswerten

Posted on February 14, 2021 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Hier ein einfaches Beispiel, wie man mit Python und LaTeX ein PDF mit Kursinformationen erstellen kann. Zuerst der Python-Teil, der die Apple-Kursdaten seit dem 1.1.2021 in einen Dataframe lädt und dann in eine LaTeX-Tabelle schreibt: import pandas import pandas_datareader.data as web YAHOO_TODAY="http://download.finance.yahoo.com/d/quotes.csv?s=%s&f=sd1ohgl1vl1" history = web.DataReader('AAPL', "yahoo", start="2021-1-1") history.to_latex('aapl.tex') Dann noch der LaTeX-Teil, der a) den […]

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Looking for a Maintainer

Posted on February 14, 2021 by Clemens' LaTeX Corner Feed

Over the years I created a number of LaTeX packages some of which do keep me me quite busy and have gained a solid user base. Some I wish I’d never created, but well… Other packages have their place but do actually require some serious improvement. However, I constantly fail …

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Bio Engineering, Tweet Structure or How to lure your audience: The Ninja’s “How to better promote your content on Twitter” Guide. Part 3

Posted on February 7, 2021 by LaTeX Ninja'ing and the Digital Humanities Feed

Twitter is an important professional networking platform for the Digital Humanities. But it’s not exactly self-evident how to make it work in your favour. This part explains As some of you might remember, I did a Twitter Engagement Experiment at some time in autumn last year. Now I wanted to share my most important learnings, so you can make your Twitter presence more effective with just as little work as you want to put in. I will start with the basics and common advice you can find online in this first post and then add some more info and reflection on my personal experiment in the next one. Actually, this was all just meant to be one post but it got so crazy long that I decided to make it into a series of digestible short posts. More Twitter Growth/Strategy advice 8) Set up your profile right (profile image, header image, bio text and pinned post) Set up the fourread more Bio Engineering, Tweet Structure or How to lure your audience: The Ninja’s “How to better promote your content on Twitter” Guide. Part 3

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