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Proper tables with LaTeX

Posted on February 6, 2017 by Blog on Latex Matters Feed

Tables are great to visualize data in a structured way. Unfortunately, too often I see tables which are cluttered and difficult to read and interpret. It takes little to make them more presentable and easier to read. This post advocates tidy and lean tables, to the benefit of the reader. 1. Add a caption which ... [Read more...]

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Case Study - Purdue University - Graduate School improves thesis authoring and submission processes

Posted on February 3, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

The Purdue University Graduate School was evaluating tools and solutions that would address the following goals: Make the thesis writing process easier for students. Decrease the amount of time and work required by the Graduate School to review theses. Streamline the thesis review process. Providing premium Overleaf accounts and customized writing templates to all students, faculty and staff is helping the Purdue Graduate School achieve these goals.

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Hosting upgrade

Posted on January 29, 2017 by Some TeX Developments Feed

As I mentioned a little while ago, I’ve moved the hosting for my blog and added https access as-standard. Doing that, I of course had to take a stab at how big a hosting package to buy. I get a steady set of hits, according to WordPress’s JetPack plugin about 5000/month. So I went for ... Read more

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TUG election deadline of Feb 1

Posted on January 27, 2017 by TeX Users Group Feed

Nominations for the TeX Users Group election for this year are due Feb 1 (5pm PST). The positions of TUG president and of several directions are up for election. A nomination form and full details are available.

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New LaTeX release --- Issue 26 of LaTeX2e news released

Posted on January 26, 2017 by LaTeX Project Feed

New LaTeX release — Issue 26 of LaTeX2e news released We have made a new LaTeX distribution with improves the support for the Unicode engines and has a number of other updates and improvements. Also important: we now officially require the engines to support the eTeX primitives in order to build a LaTeX format (all major engines do that already for a long time). The most important changes and additions are documented in ltnews26.pdf. It can be found on the LaTeX2e news page.

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Edifix Converts Unstructured Bibliographies to BibTeX

Posted on January 25, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Edifix is an exciting new solution that employs a unique and patented heuristic parsing system to analyze references and create structured data from unstructured, plain text bibliographies. It converts your reference list into a variety of formats, including BibTeX.

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\emph cassé avec la nouvelle version de fontspec

Posted on January 24, 2017 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

La version 2.5c de fontspec est sorti le 20 janvier. Cependant cette version casse une fonctionnalité importante : la commande \emph ne fonctionne plus. Le problème est connu, et une nouvelle version, 2.5d, devrait sortir sous peu. - Bugs et debugs

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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, Manuscripts.app, 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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