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Reading LaTeX articles

Posted on April 18, 2017 by TeXblog Feed

Yesterday I read the LaTeX2e-News of April, 2017. At first I tried it using a smart phone, then with a tablet. The news don’t appear as text on the project’s web site, there’s just a link. It has to be … Continue reading →

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TeX Live 2017 Pretesting

Posted on April 18, 2017 by Some TeX Developments Feed

Eager TeX users will have noticed that a few days ago TeX Live 2016 updates were frozen for ever. We now have the pretest available for TeX Live 2017. As always, using pre-release software is not without risk, but as you can install it in parallel with the older releases there is not a big ... Read more

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LaTeX2e News

Posted on April 17, 2017 by TeXblog Feed

This month saw a new release of LaTeX2e. The following has been changed or added: In addition to the yyyy/mm/dd date format, LaTeX now accepts ISO 8601 format date strings in the date argument of \ProvidesPackage , \usepackage , etc. … Continue reading →

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New LaTeX release --- Issue 27 of LaTeX2e news released

Posted on April 16, 2017 by LaTeX Project Feed

New LaTeX release — Issue 27 of LaTeX2e news released We have made a new LaTeX distribution in time for the new TeX live 2017 distribution. The most important changes and additions are documented in ltnews27.pdf. It can be found on the LaTeX2e news page.

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TeX Live 2016 frozen

Posted on April 15, 2017 by TeXblog Feed

Karl Berry mentioned it on the TL mailing list: TL 2016 is frozen now, a final build has been made. The pretest of TL 2017 will start soon.  

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Virginia Tech Provides Overleaf Accounts to Students and Faculty

Posted on April 12, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

London, UK – April 11, 2017: Overleaf, an innovative provider of scientific writing and publishing tools, announced that Virginia Tech’s University Libraries and Overleaf have partnered to provide all Virginia Tech students, faculty and staff with Overleaf Pro+Teach accounts.

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Webinar Recording – The Connected Culture of Collaboration

Posted on April 11, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Did you miss our recent participation in Digital Science's webinar on scholarly collaboration? No worries! You can view it at your leisure here:

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Chapter numbers as words in LaTeX

Posted on April 11, 2017 by Blog on Latex Matters Feed

I was asked more than once how to produce words instead of numbers in the chapter heading. This is fairly straight forward, but requires patching the chapter macro. I will show how to do this for chapter. However, this works similarly for part, section, and subsection.   Loading the required packages First we load the ... [Read more...]

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Une liste des abréviations des champs bibliographique

Posted on April 11, 2017 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

Dans une précédente contribution, j'expliquais comment obtenir une liste des abréviations de collection. Ceci ne permettait cependant pas de gérer une liste mélangeant les abréviations de plusieurs champs, par exemple les abréviations de collection et les abréviation des titres de revue. Suite à la demande d'Hélène Wiener, j'ai conçu le package biblatex-shortfields qui permet de gérer de tels cas. Le problème Le mécanisme de \printbiblist ne gère pas nativement la fusion de plusieurs types d'abréviations, (...) - BibLaTeX

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Who will go to the BachoTeX?

Posted on April 9, 2017 by TeXblog Feed

At the end of this month I would like to go to the BachoTeX. I planned to go with kith and kin. So with wife, two kids, the dog and a few things. I rented a Ford Tourneo 9 seat … Continue reading →

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LaTeX et correction d'orthographe : une astuce

Posted on April 9, 2017 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

On m'a demandé récemment de relire un travail conséquent rédigé en LaTeX pour, je cite, « pour en éliminer les fautes d'orthographe et de langue ». L'orthographe n'étant pas mon fort, j'utilise un correcteur externe, dont le nom signifie « antipoison ». Le problème avec LaTeX est que, du fait notamment de la surabondance de commandes d'abréviation, l'analyse du correcteur échoue régulièrement, car le correcteur n'est pas capable de traduire automatiquement les abréviations. J'ai donc décidé de faire la (...) - LaTeX

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The results are in! Announcing the Winners of the Overleaf #CampusChallenge 2017

Posted on April 5, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

The second Overleaf Campus Challenge is now over! The results have been checked and verified, and we're delighted to announce the winners of the Overleaf Campus Challenge 2017!

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STEM Fellowship & Overleaf Empowering Early Career Researchers

Posted on April 5, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Overleaf was recently introduced to an amazing organization - the STEM Fellowship - which is led by STEM students, for STEM students. We are proud to support the STEM Fellowship organization, based in Toronto, Canada, in their efforts to reach out to undergraduate and high school students through events such as the Big Data Challenge (BDC) and Editing 101 scholarly writing workshops.

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Posted on April 1, 2017 by Content AND Presentation Feed

I use AUCTeX pretty heavily; in fact, it was one of the first things I ever used in Emacs, way before I learned any Elisp or did any serious (or less serious) programming. Some time ago I noticed that sometimes (and I’m not sure what triggers this, though I have some suspicions) the word Compiling will stay in the modeline forever. It bugged me a bit, so I asked about it on the mailing list, and Oleh Krehel (of Ivy and Lispy fame) shared this simple solution: (setq compilation-in-progress nil). It’s not really a clean solution, but it works.

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Overleaf Product Update: Read-only invites and Chapter/Part folding

Posted on March 31, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

We’re always working to make Overleaf better by introducing new features and improving existing ones. Here are a couple of recent updates that we released this month: Invite collaborators with either read-only or read-and-edit access Chapter and part folding

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