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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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Join the Overleaf Team!

Posted on February 1, 2019 by Overleaf Feed

Overleaf is growing, and we’d love for you to join us! We have several new positions open for those of you interested in joining the Overleaf team.

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Interventions à la journée d'étude « Encoder numériquement une édition critique »

Posted on February 1, 2019 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

Ainsi qu'annoncé précedemment, j'organise ce 1er février une journée d'étude intitule « Encoder numériquement une édition critique : enjeux scientifiques et techniques ». J'y donne deux interventions : l'introduction et un exposé sur les édictions critiques avec LaTeX. Voici les supports de présentation de mes deux interventions. La journée sera enregistrée en vidéo, la publication viendra (...) - (r)(e)led(mac/par)

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Introduction à l'utilisation de LaTeX pour mettre en forme une édition critique

Posted on January 25, 2019 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

J'interviens ce vendredi à l'IRHT dans le cadre des P'tits déj' « humanité numérique ». J'y présente rapidement le but de reledmac pour la mise en forme d'une édition critique. Comme d'habitude, je met ici mon support de présentation. - (r)(e)led(mac/par)

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Filling and version control

Posted on January 20, 2019 by Content AND Presentation Feed

It has been said a lot of times that when writing some (natural language) text with version control in Emacs, filling is a bad idea. Any change involving adding or deleting a significant number of characters and then refilling can result in all subsequent lines in a paragraph changed, and the diff looks really ugly then. The solution usually proposed is putting each sentence on a separate line, and then just use visual-line-mode to wrap your lines on the screen without putting any hard newlines in. Well, I sort of dislike this idea.

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The Git bridge in Overleaf v2 is here!

Posted on January 3, 2019 by Overleaf Feed

We’re delighted to announce that a git integration for Overleaf v2 is now released!

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Reflections on an amazing year—2018 comes to a close

Posted on December 31, 2018 by Overleaf Feed

The past twelve months have been some of the biggest in Overleaf's history. Not only did we successfully launch the new Overleaf platform, we also hit the remarkable milestone of having over three million users worldwide! We even nudged our way into the Top 100 fastest growing companies in the UK as reported by SyndicateRoom earlier this month. This is a fantastic achievement, and we'd like to say a huge thank you to all our users, customers and partners who've helped us continue to provide the best service we can, and who've provided invaluable feedback and input into the new platform. As 2018 comes to a close, we thought we'd take a moment to look back on some of our personal highlights from 2018, and to wish everyone a fun, happy and successful 2019 😊

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TUGboat 39:3 published

Posted on December 23, 2018 by TeX Users Group Feed

TUGboat volume 39, 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 39:2 is now publicly available. Please consider joining or renewing your TUG membership if you haven't already.

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Overleaf recognized as one of the UK's Top 100 fastest-growing businesses

Posted on December 11, 2018 by Overleaf Feed

We're delighted to announce that Overleaf has been recognised as one of the UK's fastest-growing businesses, nudging ourselves into SyndicateRoom's Top 100 at number 99 :) The Top 100 report was jointly compiled by independent research agency Beauhurst and SyndicateRoom to highlight the 100 fastest-growing private companies in the UK by focusing on company growth over the three years from 2015 to 2018.

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New December 2018 LaTeX release available

Posted on December 10, 2018 by LaTeX Project Feed

December 2018 LaTeX release available We have released the December 2018 LaTeX distribution to CTAN. From there it will move to the major TeX distributions within a few days. This release is a maintenance release in which we fixed a number of older and newer issues. The most important ones are documented in “LaTeX2e News Issue 29”. This document can be found on the LaTeX2e news page where you will also find release information for earlier LaTeX releases. Topics are: Bug reports for LaTeX2e and packages Changes to the LaTeX kernel Changes to packages in the tools category Changes to packages in the amsmath category Website updates Bug reporting and compatibility mechanism We like to take the opportunity to thank everybody who provided helpful bug reports using the issue tracker that we are now using. Writing up a good issue report including a clear MWE (Minimal Working Example) takes some effort, but it is also essential to help us identifying and fixing issues. Details on how to report bugs can be found in the article “New rules for reporting bugs in the LaTeX core software”. Please consult this article if you intend to submit a problem. While I have the ...

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Bringing the Git bridge to v2—it's here!

Posted on December 7, 2018 by Overleaf Feed

We’re delighted to announce that a git integration for Overleaf v2 is now in beta! The integration lets you git clone, push and pull changes between the online Overleaf editor, and your local offline git repository. The git bridge was a popular feature of Overleaf v1, and we heard a lot of feedback from the community about it being important to keep as a feature in Overleaf v2. It’s been one of the more challenging technical parts of the move to v2 for us, but we’re pleased to announce that it’s now ready for beta testing, ahead of a full launch in early January 2019.

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Netzwerk-Jobs in Hamburg und der ganzen Welt

Posted on November 20, 2018 by TeXblog Feed

Tl;dr: es gibt da ein paar Jobangebote. Nach meinem Mathestudium wollte ich ja erstmal in die Ferne und bin als IT Officer auf ein Kreuzfahrtschiff gestiegen. Leben und Arbeiten in der Besatzung mit der Technik war spannend und die Reisen … Continue reading →

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Experimental benchmarking functions

Posted on October 28, 2018 by LaTeX Project Feed

Experimental benchmarking functions Prompted by a TeX-sx question on benchmarking, the team have added a new experimental package to expl3: l3benchmark. This new material provides a convenient interface for benchmarking: seeing how long it takes for blocks of code to run. This uses the underlying ‘timer’ support in modern TeX engines (XeTeX at present not included), but adds some handy wrappers so most of the hard work is automated. The new code is pretty experimental, so we are hoping to get feedback on the interfaces. For example, we’ve provided \benchmark:n, which automatically loops code to get enough run time to produce a ‘meaningful’ timing. Do we also need to have a \benchmark_once:n version, or how about a begin/end pairing for code that can’t be run in a loop? We’d love to hear from developers on how they see this, either through a posting on the LATEX-L discussion list, by mail to the team, as a GitHub issue, or otherwise.

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