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As I’ve just moved where the blog is hosted it seemed like a good opportunity to do a bit of tidying up. Regular readers will notice that the categories have been updated, hopefully making it easier to find things. Suggestions on any new arrangements are welcome. I’ve also fixed a few missing files in older ... Read more
A rare foray outside of the strictly TeX-related: as it’s about the blog itself I think its OK! As you might notice on visiting the site, I’ve enabled https for the site. Why have I done that? Well, if you read the WordPress News it’s clear that they are pushing toward more use of secure ... Read more
New feature! Sharing protected projects is now even easier with collaborator autosuggestions.
Markdown is a light-weight markup language (get it? 😉) that lets you write up something in plain text with some very simple rules, and then transform it to formatted outputs, e.g. HTML. It’s very popular among software developers and programmers, exactly because of its simplicity (and might I add, perfect for note-taking too!).
TUGboat volume 37, number 3 (a regular issue) has been mailed to TUG members. It is also available online and from the TUG store. Please consider joining or renewing your TUG membership if you haven't already.
Videos from the memorial for 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 hosted a memorial session for Sebastian at Wolfram College, Oxford titled “SPQR a digital legacy: what Sebastian Patrick Quintus Rahtz did for us”. Videos of the event have now been made available and they are certainly worth watching. Phil Taylor talks about Sebastian’s contributions to the TeX world and Anne Trefethen reads a short statement from Don Knuth. I very much enjoyed listening to Joe Talbot’s talk about “What Sebastian Taught Us” and there are many more presentations that are all worth watching. I 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. Sebastian and his legacy will stay with us. Frank
There’s been some recent discussion on the TeX Live mailing list about recording dependencies for (La)TeX packages. This is a good idea but means that package authors need to think about their dependency situation. So I thought a few words on this would be helpful, at least from the point of view of the most ... Read more
London, UK and Boston, USA – November 30th, 2016: Three journals to provide authors with Overleaf’s cloud-based writing and collaborative features and streamlined submission process - Overleaf, an innovative provider of scientific writing and publishing tools, today announced a partnership with Cambridge University Press (CUP) - the publishing business of the University of Cambridge.
Overleaf Pro gives you access to an advanced set of features that make it even easier to create, edit and collaborate on your projects. Here we provide a short guide to getting started with Pro, covering how to use the offline save to Dropbox feature, and how to create and share protected projects.
There are lots of places one can host development of open source code. I’ve used a few over the years, but in recent times have mainly focussed on GitHub. That’s true not least because the LaTeX3 development code is held there. The one package I’m involved in that’s to-date been elsewhere has been beamer: there ... Read more
New procedure for reporting LaTeX bugs The LaTeX Project Team maintains a bugs database for the core LaTeX software (LaTeX kernel + packages maintained by the team). Due to the fact that we get more and more bug reports that we can’t help with (as they are for one of the many third-party packages out there) we have written a small package that helps with classifying issues and that identifies the correct addressee for a bug report. This package should be used in every test file showing a bug prior to reporting that bug to us. The new procedure and some helpful information is now described in a dedicated bugs page that you find here.
Protected projects provide greater control and security when you share your documents with collaborators and reviewers, as you retain full control over who can access your work at all times. Here we provide a short guide to creating your first protected project, adding & removing collaborators, protecting existing projects and identifying your protected projects on the 'My Projects' dashboard.
I am a researcher in physics at CNRS and I have been writing latex documents for more than twenty years: writing articles, reports and also latex-presentations with Beamer, both in English and French.
Tenth issue of LaTeX3 news released It has been a while since we published an issue on LaTeX3 development topics, but that doesn’t mean nothing has happened in the meantime. On the contrary. Issue number ten of the LaTeX3 news brings some info about testing LaTeX (or even non-LaTeX) packages using l3build; refinements to expl3; an experimental extension to xparse and on globally optimized pagination of documents.
Why do we make fancy things with TikZ? Because we can. Nils Fleischhacker created tikzpeople,…
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