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Speaker Meeting 2016

Posted on October 17, 2016 by UK-TUG Feed

The annual Speaker Meeting and AGM took place on Saturday at Trinity College, Oxford. We had a mix of talks and discussion as well of course the AGM. The talks were recorded and will appear shortly. Morning Session The day began as usual with some informal talk over coffee, giving everyone a chance to catch up or in several cases meet for the first time. We had a good turnout…

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New partnership between the Royal Astronomical Society and Overleaf

Posted on October 11, 2016 by Overleaf Feed

London – Oct 11, 2016: Simplifying submission procedures for Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society - The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), a learned society that encourages and promotes the study of astronomy, solar-system science and closely related branches of science, and a publisher of international research journals, and Overleaf, a collaborative, cloud-based writing and reviewing tool, today announce a new partnership. This partnership will provide an authoring template and simplified submission link for Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS), published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the RAS.

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LaTeX workshop at Nanyang Technological University Singapore

Posted on October 11, 2016 by Overleaf Feed

The NTU Graduate Students' Council, in collaboration with the NTU Society of Young Researchers recently invited Dr. Lim Lian Tze, TeXpert at Overleaf, for a LaTeX workshop in the university campus.

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Overleaf featured in the Times Higher Education Magazine

Posted on October 11, 2016 by Overleaf Feed

Overleaf has been selected by the Times Higher Education Magazine as part of their A-Z of Scholarly Social Media feature! Naturally I took the opportunity to head out of the office this morning to pick up a copy: Fantastic to see @overleaf featured in today's @timeshighered "A-Z of Scholarly Social Media" centrefold! :) pic.twitter.com/nu1YYNz2gS— John Hammersley (@DrHammersley) August 18, 2016

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Fast font changes in AUCTeX

Posted on October 10, 2016 by Content AND Presentation Feed

This is a really simple tip, but it saves a lot of dull work. In AUCTeX, you can mark some text and press C-c C-f C-e to put an \emph around it. Type C-c C-f C-h to see other options, divided into text and math modes. But wait, there’s more!

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Overleaf and ORCID at AAAS

Posted on October 10, 2016 by Overleaf Feed

Thanks to Ashlea Higgs for giving a big shout-out to Overleaf at the ORCID outreach meeting at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington DC last week!

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Guest Post Feature: Peerus, a new tool for automated publication monitoring

Posted on October 7, 2016 by Overleaf Feed

Researchers have to monitor their research field to stay up to date. Being aware of their co-writers and competitors’ work, following any progress, new knowledge and methods is both fundamental and essential in the researcher’s job.   Peerus is a webapp. It is a smart, self-learning tool allowing researchers to speed up and automate their monitoring. Dedicated to researchers, Peerus immediately identifies each user’s past publications and co-authors.

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Overleaf is visiting New Zealand and Australia in October!

Posted on October 7, 2016 by Overleaf Feed

I'm excited to let you know that I'll be travelling to New Zealand and Australia for the month of October! During my travels, I'll be attending and speaking at several events, listed below. It would be great to meet any Overleaf users local to these events, to hear your thoughts and feedback, and to discuss upcoming features and new partnerships.Thanks, and see you soon!John HammersleyCo-Founder & CEO, Overleaf

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New partnership between the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Overleaf

Posted on October 6, 2016 by Overleaf Feed

London, UK & Rockville, MD: Oct 6, 2016: The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Overleaf announce a new partnership. Authors submitting to ASBMB’s Journal of Biological Chemistry will now have access to a custom JBC authoring template on Overleaf’s collaborative cloud-based writing and reviewing tool and will be allowed to submit their manuscripts to the JBC directly from the Overleaf template.

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Overleaf Partners with American Geophysical Union to Simplify Submission Process for Multiple Journals

Posted on October 5, 2016 by Overleaf Feed

London – Oct 5, 2016: New submission process for AGU authors offers an easier and faster way to collaborate and write articles - We’re really happy to let you all know that we have a new partnership with the American Geophysical Union (AGU),a nonprofit, professional organization for Earth and space scientists representing more than 60,000 members, which includes authoring templates and simplified submission links. .

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A five-step guide to the Overleaf teaching tools

Posted on October 3, 2016 by Overleaf Feed

With our new teaching account you can quickly and easily send out assignments to your students, which they can complete online and submit back to you with a single click. Here we present a visual five-step guide to getting set up with a teaching account and using the integrated tools to create, distribute and collect your course assignments. We finish with a short video demonstration of all the features in action.

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Many variants of a Beamer presentation – part II

Posted on October 3, 2016 by Content AND Presentation Feed

Some time ago I wrote a post about compiling two versions of a Beamer presentation from one source using the docmute package. I promised to show how to compile also lecture notes from the very same source. So, here’s how.

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LuaTeX 1.0 announced

Posted on September 28, 2016 by LaTeX Project Feed

LuaTeX 1.0 announced Big congratulations from us to the LuaTeX Team for achieving this hugely important milestone! It was very much awaited and we are looking forward to seeing more code in the LaTeX world that makes use of the extended possibilities offered by the LuaTeX engine now that it has reached a stable state. Congrats! Here is the original announcement from the LuaTeX Team Version 1.0.0 After some ten years of development and testing, today we have released LuaTeX 1.0.0! Instead of staying below one and ending up with versions like 0.99.1234, we decided that the moment is there to show the TeX audience that LuaTeX is stable enough to loose its beta status. Although functionality has evolved and sometimes been replaced, we have been using LuaTeX in production right from the start. Of course there are bugs and for sure we will fix them. Our main objective is to provide a variant of TeX that permits user extensions without the need to adapt the inner workings. We did add a few things here and there but they mostly relate to opening up the inner parts and/or the wish to influence some hard coded behaviour. Via Lua we managed ...

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Remembering Sebastian Rahtz (13.2.1955 - 15.3.2016)

Posted on September 24, 2016 by LaTeX Project Feed

Remembering Sebastian Sebastian Rahtz (13.2.1955 - 15.3.2016) Earlier this year our good friend and colleague Sebastian Rahtz passed away — with him the TeX community lost one of its very influencial members. On September 27th 2016 the Oxford e-Research Centre will host a memorial session for Sebastian at Wolfram College, Oxford titled “SPQR a digital legacy: what Sebastian Patrick Quintus Rahtz did for us”. The event is open to anybody after registration. Frank wrote a short memorial on Sebastian for the Technische Komödie (the newsletter of the German TeX User’s Group (DANTE)). It was also was also translated to English as a TUGBoat article. Both articles can be found on the Publications page.

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Three submissions in three weeks! Overleaf's partnership with the Center for Open Science is off to a flying start

Posted on September 23, 2016 by Overleaf Feed

Update 23rd Sept: Make that four submissions! Our first submission to the SocArXiv just went through today too! :) Three weeks ago we announced a new partnership with the Center for Open Science on their new OSF Preprints Service. I'm delighted to report that, after only three weeks of the submission links being live, we've now had three submissions to the engRxiv directly from Overleaf!

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