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Case Study: An Introduction to Code Ocean—Creating and Uploading Content into Overleaf

Posted on September 21, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Code Ocean is a cloud-based computational reproducibility platform that provides researchers and developers an easy way to share, discover and run code published in academic journals and conferences. In this Case Study article we show how files produced by algorithms and projects published on Code Ocean can be uploaded into an Overleaf LaTeX document. We also demonstrate that Code Ocean can be used as an external platform for producing a wide range of programmatically-generated content specifically for use within Overleaf LaTeX documents.

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DocEng '17: Effective Floating Strategies

Posted on September 17, 2017 by LaTeX Project Feed

Effective Floating Strategies At DocEng ‘17 the ACM Symposium on Document Engineering Frank presented a paper on “Effective Floating Strategies” that discusses globally optimizing pagination strategies for documents containing floats. The paper was one of the runner-ups for the “ACM Best Paper Award” of the conference. The full paper can be downloaded from the ACM Digital library through a link on the Publications page. Abstract of the Paper This paper presents an extension to the general framework for globally optimized pagination described in Mittelbach (2016). The extended algorithm supports automatic placement of floats as part of the optimization. It uses a flexible constraint model that allows for the implementation of typical typographic rules that can be weighted against each other to support different application scenarios. By “flexible” we mean that the rules of typographic presentation of the content of a document element are not fixed—but neither are they completely arbitrary; also, some of these rules are absolute whereas others are in the form of preferences. It is easy to see that without restrictions the float placement possibilities grow exponentially if the number of floats has a linear relation to the document size. It is therefore important to restrict the objective ...

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Each LaTeX book of Pack Publishing just $10 today

Posted on September 14, 2017 by Stack Exchange TeX Blog Feed

I just noticed, that today there is a Back to School sale at Packt Publishing:…

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Tip of the Week: Add a Template to the Gallery

Posted on September 14, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Did you know you can create your own LaTeX template in Overleaf?

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TeX Tables: How TeX Calculates Spanned Column Widths

Posted on September 8, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Producing tables in TeX or LaTeX can be quite time-consuming, especially for tables that contain entries which span multiple columns—these can often produce quite unexpected results. Using an extensive collection of annotated TeX tables (in SVG format) we explain the calculations that TeX uses to define the width of columns containing spanned entries (e.g., for table headings). By exploring (and explaining) a few key concepts we hope this article helps to make typesetting TeX tables just a little less frustrating and mysterious.

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LaTeX-mark-environments

Posted on September 4, 2017 by Content AND Presentation Feed

Some time ago, I wrote about a simple snippet to compile only the current Beamer frame in AUCTeX. A few days ago, I’ve been asked how to compile two consecutive environments.

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ShareLaTeX and Overleaf Integration Update

Posted on August 31, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Following our exciting announcement in the second half of July, we wanted to give everyone a quick update on where things stand with Overleaf’s integration with ShareLaTeX.

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Spanish-Language LaTeX Course Available

Posted on August 31, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

An introductory LaTeX course in Spanish is now available!

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It's time for the next #FuturePub! London, Sept 25th, near Kings Cross

Posted on August 30, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Quick link: Register here! Monday, September 25, 2017 from 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Near Kings Cross, London Free Pizza & Drinks! Four speakers now confirmed! Here's the awesome line-up we have for you so far...

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TUGboat 38:2 published

Posted on August 30, 2017 by TeX Users Group Feed

TUGboat volume 38, number 2 (the TUG@BachoTeX 2017 proceedings) has been mailed to TUG members. It is also available online and from the TUG store. Please consider joining or renewing your TUG membership if you haven't already.

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A Data-Driven Approach to LaTeX Autocomplete

Posted on August 24, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Writing LaTeX can at times be tedious and painful. At Overleaf we try to minimize that pain and provide a more enjoyable, and overall focused experience allowing you to put content over commands. In this post we begin to learn about what we are doing at Overleaf to help combat this pain by building a smarter autocomplete feature.

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A New Series of Articles: TeX Tokens and Related Concepts—But Why (and How)?

Posted on August 7, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

This introductory article outlines the motivation (and methodology used) for writing a series of articles that attempt to provide clear, and easy-to-follow, explanations of some key TeX concepts—based on direct observation of the inner workings of a TeX engine.

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What is a “TeX token”?

Posted on August 7, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Have you have ever read books or articles about TeX which contain explanations referring to “TeX tokens”? If so, you might be left wondering what, exactly, is a TeX token? This article, the first of a new series, sets out explore and explain TeX tokens by tracing the processing journey from characters in the input file to the actual calculation of tokens—integers which are TeX’s internal representation of characters and control sequences.

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Still TeXing anyway

Posted on August 5, 2017 by Stack Exchange TeX Blog Feed

Day 2 of the SHA hacker camp. Coffee, breakfast, Internet. For the latter, I pulled…

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Renewing my TUG membership

Posted on August 2, 2017 by Stack Exchange TeX Blog Feed

Late this year, but I’m happy to have renewed my membership in the TeX Users…

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