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TUGboat 38:2 published

Posted on August 30, 2017 by TeX Users Group Feed

TUGboat volume 38, number 2 (the TUG@BachoTeX 2017 proceedings) 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.

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A Data-Driven Approach to LaTeX Autocomplete

Posted on August 24, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Writing LaTeX can at times be tedious and painful. At Overleaf we try to minimize that pain and provide a more enjoyable, and overall focused experience allowing you to put content over commands. In this post we begin to learn about what we are doing at Overleaf to help combat this pain by building a smarter autocomplete feature.

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A New Series of Articles: TeX Tokens and Related Concepts—But Why (and How)?

Posted on August 7, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

This introductory article outlines the motivation (and methodology used) for writing a series of articles that attempt to provide clear, and easy-to-follow, explanations of some key TeX concepts—based on direct observation of the inner workings of a TeX engine.

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What is a “TeX token”?

Posted on August 7, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Have you have ever read books or articles about TeX which contain explanations referring to “TeX tokens”? If so, you might be left wondering what, exactly, is a TeX token? This article, the first of a new series, sets out explore and explain TeX tokens by tracing the processing journey from characters in the input file to the actual calculation of tokens—integers which are TeX’s internal representation of characters and control sequences.

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Still TeXing anyway

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

Day 2 of the SHA hacker camp. Coffee, breakfast, Internet. For the latter, I pulled…

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Renewing my TUG membership

Posted on August 2, 2017 by Stack Exchange TeX Blog Feed

Late this year, but I’m happy to have renewed my membership in the TeX Users…

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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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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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