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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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New From Overleaf: A Collection of LibGuides

Posted on November 6, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

In this short blog post we announce a new service from Overleaf—the launch of three LibGuides to further strengthen our partnership with academic libraries and the librarian community. The LibGuides platform is used by librarians to collect, curate and share information of relevance and interest to all sections and members of their user community—via an easy-to-use website.

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Speaker Meeting 2017

Posted on November 4, 2017 by UK-TUG Feed

The annual Speaker Meeting and AGM took place on today at Trinity College, Oxford. We had a mix of talks and discussion as well of course the AGM. The talks were recorded: see the links below. Morning Session We kicked off this year with two videos from our Brazilian connection, Paulo Cereda. Paulo first talked about using code snippets in vim, making the business of writing LaTeX documents more efficient.…

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Integration Update: Auto-compiling in ShareLaTeX

Posted on October 31, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

As part of our integration work, we're very happy to announce that automatic compiling is coming to ShareLaTeX!

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New From Overleaf—The LaTeX Validation Service

Posted on October 30, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

The Overleaf LaTeX Validation Service is a fully automated LaTeX compilation service delivering consistency and quality control for publishers, providing speed, simplicity and peace of mind for authors. In this post we explain how it can benefit your organization through workflow efficiencies and providing world-class services and support to your authoring community.

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Tip of the Week: How can I optimize large images?

Posted on October 27, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

If you have large images, and run into issues compiling, or approach your file size limit, we have some tips to help you!

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Videos from the 2014 UK-TUG conference

Posted on October 24, 2017 by LaTeX Project Feed

Videos from the 2014 UK-TUG conference available Somehow those got lost in some email folder of mine, so I’ll announce them about three years late. However, the talks by David and Joseph discuss a number of important topics that are still very relevant, so better late than never: Fixing LaTeX2e – a new and better plan than using fixltx2e that never worked in practice Reliable Releases: l3build – a general package and distribution builder for any type of software in the TeX world (not just LaTeX3) Case Changing in the Unicode world – and the issues related to this. The links to the videos can be found on the project publication page if you scroll down to 2014. Enjoy – Frank

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Author interview with Will Cong – Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago

Posted on October 23, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Lin William Cong is an assistant professor of Finance and PhD advisor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and faculty member at the Center for East Asian Studies. He recently reached out to Overleaf to offer his compliments on our service, and we took the opportunity to ask him a few questions about collaboration – what it means to him and how it's part of the challenges and successes of his work.

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