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Still hacking anyway – LaTeX and DANTE at the Camp

Posted on July 29, 2017 by Stack Exchange TeX Blog Feed

Just 5 days to go, then the hacker camp SHA2017 will start. The name stands…

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Job Opening: Automatic LaTeX to JATS XML Conversion Specialist

Posted on July 28, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

We're looking for an expert in automatic LaTeX to JATS XML conversion with LaTeXML.

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American Society for Microbiology and Overleaf: A Partnership to Enhance the Author Experience

Posted on July 25, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and Overleaf announce a new partnership to expand the ASM author publishing tools to enhance the author experience.

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Moving to a new blog

Posted on July 23, 2017 by Random Determinism Feed

It has been almost three years since I last posted here. I got busy. Both in my personal and professional life. I am now attempting to restart the blog, but not on wordpress. I am moving to a static website … Continue reading →

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TeX-parse-macro

Posted on July 22, 2017 by Content AND Presentation Feed

In one of my earlier posts I promised to show how to prevent AUCTeX from putting braces after a command inserted with TeX-insert-macro.

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Exciting News — ShareLaTeX is joining Overleaf

Posted on July 20, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

We've got some exciting news — Overleaf and ShareLaTeX are joining forces, and we will be bringing our teams and services together as we continue to build the best tools for collaborative writing.

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Case Study: The University of Cambridge—Significant and Sustained Growth in the use of Overleaf

Posted on July 19, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

In this Case Study we discuss the latest results from the University of Cambridge’s trial of Overleaf Commons, highlighting rapid and substantial growth in the adoption of Overleaf by members of the university—both in terms of new registered users and the number of projects being created: In particular, we see a significant increase in the number of external institutions whose members collaborate with Cambridge via Overleaf:

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Twisting a Surface, or: a Doughnut in Outer Space

Posted on July 5, 2017 by Stack Exchange TeX Blog Feed

Do you know this delicious German pastry? (Photo by Guido Draheim, Wikipedia). It’s called “Spritzkuchen”.…

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l3build development picks up the pace

Posted on July 1, 2017 by Some TeX Developments Feed

The LaTeX team have over the past three years created l3build, a ‘proper’ tool which takes our previous testing and release scripts and converts them into some that can be used more widely of LaTeX developers. I talked about the early work some time ago, and Frank Mittelbach and Will Robertson also wrote about it ... Read more

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BibLaTeX et Biber : supports de formation

Posted on July 1, 2017 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

Lors du stage LaTeX à Dunkerque de 2017, j'ai présenté une courte introduction à BibLaTeX et Biber, dans le but de faire un « panorama » des possibilités ouvertes par ce package et ce logiciels. Le diaporama de présentation est disponible en deux versions : l'une pour lire après la conférence, comprenant des notes de bas de page complémentaires l'une pour utiliser en conférence, sans notes de bas de page et avec un affichage différé des différentes couches Par ailleurs, on trouvera ici des exemples (...) - BibLaTeX

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Case Study: Genetics Society of America—How Overleaf Streamlines Editorial Processes

Posted on June 30, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

In this case study we are delighted to share some of the Genetics Society of America’s experiences of using Overleaf and how it has made a very tangible and positive contribution to their publishing operations—and been welcomed by their author community. Today, 70% of all accepted LaTeX submissions coming into the the Genetics Society of America’s GENETICS journal are now written and submitted using the Overleaf template and platform. The Overleaf team are grateful to the GSA for their assistance during preparation of this Case Study.

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Overleaf Product Update: June 2017

Posted on June 29, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

We’re always working to make Overleaf better by introducing new features and improving existing ones. Here’s a short update on what we’ve been up to lately: Enhanced Blog Posts Team Management Improvements Collaborator Count and List Bug Fixes Performance Improvements Click the links above to jump straight to that section, or click below to continue reading the full post.

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Overleaf is growing!

Posted on June 27, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Overleaf continues to grow and we’re happy to introduce our 3 new Overleaf team members - Lee Shalit, Graham Douglas, and Liz Kluk.

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de Gruyter style and Package babel Error You haven't defined the language ngerman yet

Posted on June 26, 2017 by Content AND Presentation Feed

A few days ago, I decided to submit a paper to a journal ran by de Gruyter. They have their LaTeX package, but it turned out it didn’t work – even with their own document template. The error message was Package babel Error: You haven't defined the language ngerman yet. It turned out that what needs to be done (at least in TeXlive) is to install the hyphen-german package. Go figure. (Admittedly, if you and all your testers run a TeX installation geared toward German users, that might be tricky to even find out. OTOH, is it really possible that I was the first one to encounter this issue, especially that the package has been out for almost a year now?)

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New home for the regression test suite

Posted on June 25, 2017 by LaTeX Project Feed

New home for the l3build regression test suite The team have developed l3build starting from the need to support work on LaTeX3/expl3 code. We have been using it for other work, most obviously for testing and releasing the LaTeX2e kernel, for some time. Having l3build in the same (Subversion) repository as LaTeX3 developments did have some advantages for the team, but it meant that following the change log could be a bit tricky. Moreover, as it has become more general, the need to do releases of l3build to support non-LaTeX3 work has increased: for example, for releasing the LaTeX2e kernel! We have now spun l3build out to a new (Git) repository: https://github.com/latex3/l3build The history in this new repository includes all of changes to l3build since the team established it as a more than a build script for just the LaTeX3 repo. Please report issues, etc., with l3build in this new location. The l3build system can be useful to any package writer The regression test suite carries “l3” in its name, but it was designed to support any typical TeX code development, i.e., it is in no way tied to LaTeX3 development. It can therefore be very useful to any package ...

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