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XeLaTeX et Latexmk

Posted on January 19, 2017 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

La version 4.52 de Latexmk vient de sortir. Elle intègre directement le support de XeLaTeX. Ceci ne facilite pas que la création d'un fichier de configuration, mais permet de gagner un temps substantiel lors de la compilation. Explications. Rappel : ce qu'est Latexmk La compilation complète d'un document latex suit en général les étapes suivantes : compilation (Xe)LaTeX compilation Biber compilation (Xe)LaTeX encore une compilation (Xe)LaTeX pour s'assurer que tous les liens soient (...) - Compilation en série

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eLife simplifies submission for authors through new collaborations

Posted on January 13, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Cambridge, UK – Friday, January 13, 2017: eLife is integrating new authoring tools into its submission system to give authors more choice about how they submit their work. eLife, the non-profit initiative inspired by research funders and led by scientists, aims to help scientists accelerate discovery by operating a platform for research communication that encourages and recognises the most responsible behaviours in science. eLife is now working with Overleaf,, PubRef and Authorea, to allow authors to write and submit research to the journal as quickly and easily as possible.

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What time is it? Time for the Overleaf Campus Challenge 2017!!!

Posted on January 10, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Want to win great Overleaf prizes for your whole institution? Check out our Campus Challenge 2017! It’s fun and free – all you have to do is use Overleaf and encourage your friends and classmates to do so too! Everyone who signs up from your institution – including students, faculty and staff – will earn ‘ducks’ for working on Overleaf. Each duck adds to your institution’s total score and at the end of the challenge, March 31, 2017, the institution with the most ducks wins free Overleaf Pro accounts for everyone at that institution, or one of our special prizes if your institution already has a site license!

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Checking over the beamer codebaes

Posted on January 8, 2017 by Some TeX Developments Feed

Anyone who is watching the beamer GitHub repository will notice quite a lot of checkins, starting from the beginning beamer.cls and working forward. Most of these are ‘internal’ changes, so readers might wonder what is going on. I’ve been involved with beamer for a while, but have not really taken a good look over the ... Read more

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24 hours left: LaTeX books for $5

Posted on January 8, 2017 by Stack Exchange TeX Blog Feed

Right now, Packt Publishing sells my two LaTeX books for just $5 each. (ebook version:…

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A flying start to the University of Cambridge Overleaf trial

Posted on January 3, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

The trial started on September 22nd, at which point the 434 existing users were automatically upgraded to Pro. Since the launch of the trial, sign-ups have continued to grow, and three months later (December 21st) there are a total of 1,008 users from the University of Cambridge on Overleaf.

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Happy Holidays and a 2016 wrap-up from Overleaf

Posted on January 2, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Happy Holidays from everyone here at Overleaf! It’s been an incredible 2016 – thanks in large part to all of our super, amazing, fantastic customers! We’re so appreciative of your support! We thought it would be fun to share some of the highlights from our year here at Overleaf… both for the company and our team. We hope you’ll find it interesting and we’d love for you to share your own 2016 highlight! Join the fun and share your favourite #BestofOverleaf 2016 memory. Happy Holidays!!!

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A beamer release

Posted on January 1, 2017 by Some TeX Developments Feed

After a bit of a hiatus, I’ve got back into fixing the bugs in beamer, starting with some ‘low hanging’ ones and scheduling a few more. Hopefully there won’t be too many new issues as a result, but if there are then please log them!

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Becoming a TUG member becomes easier

Posted on January 1, 2017 by TeXblog Feed

Good news for 2017! Students, seniors and TeX friends from countries with modest economies can become TeX Users Group members for an annual rate of just $15 - for an electronic membership, early bird until March 31, 2017. This means full … Continue reading →

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10 new TikZ examples

Posted on December 31, 2016 by weblog Feed

10 new TikZ examples

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Building snowmen

Posted on December 29, 2016 by Stack Exchange TeX Blog Feed

It’s winter here, and we are waiting for snow. So we will use TeX instead…

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Currently Packt sells my LaTeX books for $5

Posted on December 24, 2016 by TeXblog Feed

Just to let you know, these days Packt Publishing sells all ebooks for just $5, until beginning of January. This includes my two LaTeX books: The LaTeX Cookbook More than 90 hands-on recipes to easily cook a variety of LaTeX documents. Gallery of … Continue reading →

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Happy Christmas!

Posted on December 24, 2016 by Stack Exchange TeX Blog Feed

Happy Christmas to everyone! For all, who don’t celebrate christmas, have a great holiday season…

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Standard font loading in LaTeX2e with XeTeX and LuaTeX

Posted on December 20, 2016 by Some TeX Developments Feed

The LaTeX Project have been making efforts over the past few years to update support in the LaTeX2e kernel for XeTeX and LuaTeX. Supporting these Unicode-enabled engines provide new features (and challenges) compared to the ‘classical’ 8-bit TeX engines (probably pdfTeX for most users). Over recent releases, the team have made the core of LaTeX ... Read more

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TeX on Windows: TeX Live versus MiKTeX revisited

Posted on December 18, 2016 by Some TeX Developments Feed

On Windows, users have two main choices of TeX system to install: TeX Live or MiKTeX. I’ve looked at this before a couple of times: first in 2009 then again in 2011. Over the past few years both systems have developed, so it seems like a good time to revisit this. (I know from my ... Read more

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