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Talk from the 2017 TUG/Bachotek conference

Posted on June 10, 2017 by LaTeX Project Feed

Globally optimizing documents with floats At the TUG/Bachotek conference Frank presented further results (and the theoretical background) from his work on globally optimizing the pagination of documents. This is a follow up to the DocEng 2016 article “A Framework for Globally Optimized Pagination”. The slide material and handouts from this tak as well as the earlier article can be found on the project publication page.

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Boxes and Glue: A Brief, but Visual, Introduction Using LuaTeX

Posted on June 8, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

This post is a brief introduction to some key concepts/models involved in typesetting with TeX: boxes and glue—“setting the scene” for future articles that will go into much more detail.

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Using LuaTeX to run tools and utilities installed on Overleaf’s servers

Posted on June 6, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

In this short post we show how to use LuaTeX to run software tools and utilities installed on Overleaf’s servers, including how to capture, and then typeset, text that would normally be displayed in a terminal window. You might want to capture text such as success or failure reports from the program you are running, or the result of issuing command-line options such as --help to see the program’s options, or -v to determine which version of the program is installed.

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TeX Live 2017 published

Posted on June 4, 2017 by Stack Exchange TeX Blog Feed

TeX Live 2017 has been published today. Note, we may need to wait a bit…

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TeX Live 2017 released

Posted on June 4, 2017 by TeXblog Feed

Today TeX Live 2017 has been released. Some of the changes: TeX Live manager (tlmgr): new shell mode, that allows scripting. Commands are like invoking tlmgr with options. For interactive use but especially useful for scripting. TEXMF tree structure: users … Continue reading →

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Stage LaTeX à Dunkerque - 28 juin 2017

Posted on June 3, 2017 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

Comme chaque année le département Génie Thermique et Énergie de l'IUT du Littoral Côte d'Opale organise son stage gratuit de formation au système de préparation et de production de documents LaTeX. Ce quinzième stage se tiendra le 28 juin 2017 à Dunkerque, de 9h à 17h30. Pour une fois, je peux y participer afin de donner une formation sur BiblaTeX et Biber. Informations et inscriptions sur le site du (...) - LaTeX

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Overleaf for Book Authors

Posted on May 30, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

In this post we take a look at how Overleaf can support the work of book authors—whether you want to use Overleaf for writing or producing books, it offers a wealth of features and functionality to help you become much more productive.

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Overleaf for Book Production

Posted on May 30, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Overleaf provides a wealth of features and functionality to assist with book production. In this post we review some case studies and take a brief glimpse “under the hood” of Overleaf to see why it is a safe and secure platform on which to build innovative solutions for book publishing.

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The Stoic Resilience of PDF Within a Digital Ecosystem

Posted on May 30, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

PDF, as a format for the dissemination of scholarly content, does have its detractors—so why does the stalwart PDF file stubbornly refuses to retire from service?

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A LaTeX editor project on Kickstarter

Posted on May 22, 2017 by Stack Exchange TeX Blog Feed

At first I read it on LaTeX.org: there’s a Kickstarter project for creating a free and open source…

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Wiley partnership with Overleaf enables author collaboration

Posted on May 18, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

HOBOKEN, NY- 18 May 2017 - John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa and JWb), is pleased to announce a new partnership with Overleaf, a cloud-based, collaborative authoring tool, that makes writing, editing and submitting research for publication quicker and easier. This new partnership reflects Wiley’s commitment to offering exceptional author service and will further enhance the publication experience for authors by enabling straightforward collaboration and offering significant time-saving on writing, formatting and submitting articles to Wiley’s journals.

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Guest Post Feature: How to Promote Consistency in Collaborative Writing

Posted on May 18, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Founded in 1997, Scribendi is one of the world’s oldest and largest online editing and proofreading companies—providing clients with fast, reliable, and affordable language services. In this post Scribendi shares some invaluable advice to help ensure consistency within collaboratively-written documents.

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Overleaf Product Update: May 2017

Posted on May 15, 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: My Projects Dashboard Pagination Controls Journals and Services Menu – Academic Journals Search Project Views Count Performance Improvements Click the links above to jump straight to that section, or click below to read the full post.

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Taming LaTeX’s Page Layout: A Visual Template and Toolset for Book Authors

Posted on May 11, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Have you ever struggled to configure a book layout with LaTeX—setting the paper size, book page size (trim size) and margins? In this post we explore the relationship between LaTeX's model of the page and the conventional model used within the world of print and design. Using a set of Google Slides, which contain detailed page-layout illustrations, we show, step-by-step, how to formulate some very simple equations which provide a link between LaTeX's layout model and a typical specification that might be produced by a book designer or print-on-demand company. We also present and discuss a brand new Overleaf template which offers an implementation of those equations and provides visual page guides and rulers to preview your book's text area and margins:

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TUG-BachoTeX 2017

Posted on May 8, 2017 by Content AND Presentation Feed

Last weekend I attended the Polish TeX meetup in Bachotek again. This time, I was there for the whole time. As usual, Bachotek did not dissapoint – the talks were very interesting, people were nice… (The weather was a bit rainy, but who cares.) I met (apart from the old friends) some interesting people, most notably Barbara Beeton and Frank Mittelbach. I attended quite a few very interesting talks. I especially liked Barbara Beeton’s talk about debugging LaTeX problems (in Emacs!), Adam Twardoch’s talk about free fonts, and Andrzej Tomaszewski’s talk about Ovid’s Halieutica. (It was a fascinating project of a book series, of which only the first one actually appeared some 20 years ago. Andrzej designed the book and the talk was devoted to his creative process. Right after the conference I actually bought the book, even though I do not care to much about Latin poetry, just for the aesthetic value. Also, the book is extremely difficult to come by nowadays; it seems that I bought the only copy on Allegro, the biggest Polish auction/online trade site!)

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