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LaTeX sources moved from SVN to GitHub / New Bug tracker workflow

Posted on December 15, 2017 by LaTeX Project Feed

LaTeX2e sources moved from a private SVN repository to GitHub In the past the development version of the LaTeX2e source files has been managed in a Subversion source control system with read access for the public. This way it was possible to download in an emergency the latest version even before it was released to CTAN and made its way into the various distributions. We have recently changed this setup and now manage the sources using Git and placed the master sources on GitHub at https://github.com/latex3/latex2e where we already store the sources for expl3 and other work. As before, direct write access is restricted to LaTeX Project Team members, but everything is publically accessible including the ability to download, clone (using Git) or checkout (using SVN). More details are given in the article “New rules for reporting bugs in the LaTeX core software” that has been submitted to TUGboat. New workflow for reporting bugs For more than two decades we used GNATS, an open source bug tracking system developed by the FSF. While that has served us well in the past it started to show its age more and more. So as part of this move we also decided to ...

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Color Table Series Part 1: Introduction & Colortbl Package

Posted on December 12, 2017 by Blog on Latex Matters Feed

Overview Introduction to colors The colortbl package Introduction to colors Colors constitute the human visual interpretation of light waves of different wavelengths.   Color models There exist several models to represent colors. We will examine the three that are provided by the color package. These are rgb, cymk and gray. rgb (Red-Green-Blue) is an additive ... [Read more...]

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Tip of the Week: Private Templates

Posted on December 8, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

If you'd like to create a project template for your own use, without publishing it to the gallery, you can!

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The Path to your Figures

Posted on December 5, 2017 by Blog on Latex Matters Feed

Most people prefer to not save their figures in the same directory as the tex file itself since it would clutter up quickly. A common solution is to save all figures in a sub-folder of the main directory and use instead of to import them (to use \includegraphics you need the graphicx package). Personally, I ... [Read more...]

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Tip of the Week: Creating nested folders on Overleaf

Posted on December 5, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

In this tip we show how to use your browser’s “drag and drop” facility to create a nested folder structure on Overleaf. Using a short video, we take you, step-by-step, through the creation of a set of nested folders designed for a typical book project.

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Integration Update: Link Sharing on ShareLaTeX

Posted on November 28, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Following on from the addition of auto-compilation to ShareLaTeX last month, we are delighted to share some further developments: a new Link Sharing feature for ShareLaTeX.

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A new front end: the TeX Live Cockpit

Posted on November 26, 2017 by Stack Exchange TeX Blog Feed

Norbert Preining announced the release of a new graphic user interface for TeX Live, the…

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Help wanted!

Posted on November 24, 2017 by Blog on Latex Matters Feed

Dear Reader, Unfortunately, I have had very little time to write articles during the past few months. Therefore, I am looking for somebody interested in writing articles for texblog. I am not looking for an expert LaTeX user, but someone with a genuine interest in learning more about the language as well as writing about ... [Read more...]

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Tip of the Week: How to convert typeset PDF pages into raster image formats

Posted on November 22, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Suppose you want to convert one or more pages of your typeset document’s PDF file into an image file format such as PNG or JPEG—for example, to use them in a web page, or to produce graphics with nicely typeset text for sharing on social media. How can you do that? In this week’s tip we provide a video which shows you how to achieve this using a latexmkrc file to run convert, a powerful graphics conversion program.

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TUGboat 38:3 published

Posted on November 22, 2017 by TeX Users Group Feed

TUGboat volume 38, 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.

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Gérer une double numérotation des vers

Posted on November 19, 2017 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

La nouvelle version de reledmac, 2.26.0, propose une nouvelle fonctionnalité, qui permet de préciser l'ancienne numérotation d'un poème, et donc d'avoir de gérer une double numérotation, l'une automatique, l'autre manuelle. Besoins Il arrive régulièrement que lors d'une nouvelle édition d'un poème, on doive refaire la numérotation des vers par rapport à une ancienne édition, possédant une numérotation erronée. Par exemple, un vers pouvait être divisé en deux dans l'ancienne édition, ou, réciproquement, deux (...) - (r)(e)led(mac/par)

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Tip of the Week: How to Handle Blank Pages in Templates

Posted on November 16, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

If you've chosen a template from the gallery for your thesis or dissertation, you might be wondering how to get rid of all those blank pages before the front matter and before each chapter.

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Award-winning high school students document their success using Overleaf

Posted on November 13, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

In this article, two award-winning high school research teams—Mechromancers and The Three Musketeeretts—share their amazing success stories and explain how they used Overleaf to document their research projects. Mechromancers team members winning second place at the FIRST World Championship in Houston, Texas. The Three Musketeeretts receiving a $5,000 STEM-In-Action Grant to continue developing their project. Image source/credit: eCybermission 2017 by U.S.Army RDECOM is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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Tip of the Week: Displaying Source and Preview on Different Monitors

Posted on November 10, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Did you know you can work on the source code on one monitor and preview your compiled document on another?

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Guest Post Feature: How to Keep Up Momentum during the Revision Process

Posted on November 8, 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, Sarah Macfadyen, from Scribendi, shares some invaluable advice to help you through the process of revising your article.

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