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Converting BibTeX files to AMSrefs

Posted on May 20, 2019 by Content AND Presentation Feed

It’s been a long time since I’ve written anything TeX-related here. But I’m still working with LaTeX (though less often than I used to), and here is a problem I encountered a few days ago – and a solution. I received a file with BibTeX-encoded bibliography. Obviously, I wanted to convert it to AMSrefs. Being lazy, I started to search for an automated solution – and I was not disappointed at all! It turns out that AMSrefs itself has a feature I needed.

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TUGboat 40:1 published

Posted on May 17, 2019 by TeX Users Group Feed

TUGboat volume 40, number 1 (a regular issue) has been mailed to TUG members. It is also available online and from the TUG store. In addition, prior TUGboat issue 39:3 is now publicly available. Please consider joining or renewing your TUG membership if you haven't already.

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Stage LaTeX à Dunkerque

Posted on May 6, 2019 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

Comme chaque année, l'IUT de génie thermique de Dunkerque, ou plus exactement Denis Bitouzé, organise un stage d'une journée. Cette année, le stage LaTeX aura lieu le 12 juin prochain. Le stage nécessite une inscription préalable, mais est gratuit. J'y présenterai deux interventions : biblatex et biber : gérer sa bibliographie avec des outils flexibles et modernes Gérer son historique de fichiers LaTeX avec (...) - BibLaTeX

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Supporting users on

Posted on May 3, 2019 by TeXblog Feed

I’m on a carribbean cruise for three weeks and don’t have so much time as before for answering questions on Especially since I actually do work here, on improving the WiFi onboard the cruise ship. It would be great … Continue reading →

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TeX Live 2019 released

Posted on April 29, 2019 by TeX Users Group Feed

TeX Live 2019 has been released, along with the entire TeX Collection 2019. The DVD is in production and will be mailed to TUG, and most other TeX user group, members when manufacturing is complete (expected by the first week of June). The software can also be downloaded in various ways, and the DVD ordered from TUG store. Please consider joining or renewing your membership in TUG or another TeX user group, and thanks if you already have. Thanks to all the contributors.

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Présentation de LaTeX pour les éditions critiques au stage XLST de Lyon

Posted on April 23, 2019 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

Ainsi qu'annoncé, je présent LaTeX pour les éditions critiques à un stage XLST à Lyon. Vous trouverez ci-dessous mes supports de présentation. Outre un diaporama Beamer, j'ai produit un exemple d'édition critique avec LaTeX, en reprenant l'édition XML d'Andromaque, de Racine, qui sert de fil rouge à la session. N'ayant pas eu le temps d'appréhender le XML et le XLST de la session, l'exemple n'est pas complet, et ne contient que quelques élèments parmis d'autres pour édition critique en (...) - (r)(e)led(mac/par)

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Two papers on the history of LaTeX

Posted on April 23, 2019 by LaTeX Project Feed

Two papers on the history of LaTeX We have added two papers on different aspects of the history of LaTeX to the site. While both are somewhat older they presents interesting accounts on the evolution of LaTeX. The first was given by Chris Rowley at a conference selebrating Leslie Lamport’s 60th birthday and discusses the relvance of LaTeX throughout several decades (including some interesting predictions be checked against reality. The LaTeX Legacy Chris Rowley Published paper, PODC ‘01 Proceedings of the twentieth annual ACM symposium on Principles of distributed computing, Pages 17-25 Keywords: LaTeX history, LaTeX future Abstract The second edition of The LaTeX Manual begins: `LaTeX is a system for typesetting documents. Its first widely available version, mysteriously numbered 2.09, appeared in 1985.’ It is too early for a complete critical assessment of the impact of LaTeX 2.09 because its world-wide effects on many aspects of many cultures, not least scientific publication, remain strong after 15 years—and that itself is significant in a technological world where a mere 15 months of fame can make and break an idea. Therefore this paper provides simply a review and evaluation of the relationship between TeX, LaTeX and some of the major technical ...

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Uploading to CTAN with l3build

Posted on April 16, 2019 by LaTeX Project Feed

Uploading to CTAN with l3build A new version of l3build has recently been released with the ability to use curl to automatically upload packages to CTAN. This functionality has been on our wishlist for some time, with early thoughts around the idea of “reverse engineering” the CTAN upload page like the (now defunct) ctanupload tool by Martin Scharrer. Luckily for us, the CTAN team added an API to allow developers to interface with the CTAN upload process in a well-documented and stable manner. This API has been used for some time by the ctan-o-mat tool by Gerd Neugebauer, which provides the ability to send package updates through to CTAN via the command line, with metadata for the package loadable via a configuration file. While it’s not a cumbersome process to manually upload packages through CTAN, it’s nice to be able to automate the process. For a tool like l3build, we prefer not to rely on additional tools beyond a standard TeX distribution, and as Windows now provides a curl utility this has allowed us to build a CTAN-uploading tool into l3build directly. The mechanics of this tool were written by David Carlisle; thanks! Its use is relatively straightforward. In the ...

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#FuturePub London returned to a full house!

Posted on April 10, 2019 by Overleaf Feed

It had been a while, but #FuturePub London returned at the end of March!

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LaTeX pour les éditions critiques : une présentation et une formation prochainement

Posted on March 27, 2019 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

J'interviendrait prochainement à Lyon, à deux reprises, pour parler de LaTeX pour les éditions critiques. Une fois sous forme de conférence le 22 avril dans le cadre d'une session de formation au XSLT pour les éditions critiques. Attention, bien que mon intervention se fasse durant une session de formation, il s'agira belle et bien d'une simple intervention Le 1er juillet prochain, dans une journée « Mots savants et outils numériques de l'édition critique », en amont de la rencontre annuelle de (...) - (r)(e)led(mac/par)

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Wow—Four million people now use Overleaf!

Posted on March 27, 2019 by Overleaf Feed

4,047,647 to be exact. Well, exact for at least one instant in time 😊 On behalf of the whole Overleaf team, I'd like to say: Thank you. We've always tried to put you—our users—first, aiming to provide the best tool for editing and collaborating on LaTeX documents online whilst simultaneously growing as a business and as a team. These past two years have seen some of the biggest changes—and the biggest advances—as Overleaf and ShareLaTeX joined together to create Overleaf v2. It's not always been the simplest of integrations, but we've done our best to make it a smooth transition and get it all running as one. Whether you're someone just starting out, creating your first LaTeX documents on Overleaf, or someone who's been writing since early days of TeX itself, we're doing our best to make Overleaf easy and convenient to use regardless. We appreciate all the love and support you show us (which is shared internally on our #overleaf-testimonials Slack channel!), and are looking forward to the next four million users...and the learnings that will undoubtably bring! Thanks again—you're all amazing 😊

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Case Study: Why Symplectic use Overleaf for Technical Documentation

Posted on March 25, 2019 by Overleaf Feed

In this Case Study we are delighted to share Symplectic’s success in using Overleaf to produce high quality, up-to-date, technical documentation for their clients.

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Overleaf selected as a finalist in the DigitalAgenda Impact Awards 2019!

Posted on March 8, 2019 by Overleaf Feed

The 3rd Annual DigitalAgenda Impact Awards took place in London on the 7th March 2019, and once again highlighted the latest champions of #TechForGood across the UK. The Digital Agenda Impact Awards celebrate digital innovations that improve people’s lives and the world around us. They are open to any business, government department or non-profit using digital products or services for positive social or environmental benefit. The awards are grouped into three themes (People, Society and Business) across 12 categories, including Health, Diversity, Investment and Education. Overleaf is delighted to be one of three finalists from across the UK selected in the Education category, and one of 36 finalists out of 300 nominees overall who are leading the way in digital transformation in all sectors.

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Using LaTeX to typeset critical editions

Posted on February 25, 2019 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

I was invited to a learning session in organized by the “Research Infrastructure on Religious Studies” to animate a workshop about LaTeX and cricital edition. Here, you will find the beamer of the workshop, which is followed by a practical training, using overleaf. - (r)(e)led(mac/par)

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Enregistrements vidéo de la journée d'étude « Encoder numériquement une édition critique »

Posted on February 6, 2019 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

À la demande de plusieurs personnes, nous avons procédé à un enregistrement vidéos des interventions lors de la journée d'étude « Encoder numériquement une édition critique ». Avant toute chose, je tiens à remercier mon collègue Francis Mobio pour m'avoir formé à la capture vidéo (les problèmes de capture sont de moi !) et avoir effectué le montage final. Tara Andrews ayant été malade elle n'a pu venir. Elle nous a envoyé ses diapositives, qui ont été présentées par Violeta Seretan, mais nous n'avons pas (...) - (r)(e)led(mac/par)

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