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Strategies for Funding Scholarly Authorship Services on your Campus

Posted on September 26, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Many activities in the classroom, the lab, and the research group intersect with the library and the resources provided by the library budget. Students, faculty and researchers use an amazing array of online resources—e-books, journals, conference proceedings, datasets, complex databases—usually funded by the university library. But what about the scholarly tools needed to analyze, write, publish and archive the results of the research completed? Which budget supports the analytic software for social scientists, the GIS software to map data, the authoring software to format articles, the supplies for the 3D printer lab? In this article Helen Josephine explores the options for libraries to partner with other campus departments and units to fund the tools and services needed to support today’s digital scholarly environment.

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Tip of the Week: Working Offline with Git

Posted on September 25, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Did you know you can work offline and use Git to sync your files?

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Case Study: An Introduction to Code Ocean—Creating and Uploading Content into Overleaf

Posted on September 21, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Code Ocean is a cloud-based computational reproducibility platform that provides researchers and developers an easy way to share, discover and run code published in academic journals and conferences. In this Case Study article we show how files produced by algorithms and projects published on Code Ocean can be uploaded into an Overleaf LaTeX document. We also demonstrate that Code Ocean can be used as an external platform for producing a wide range of programmatically-generated content specifically for use within Overleaf LaTeX documents.

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DocEng '17: Effective Floating Strategies

Posted on September 17, 2017 by LaTeX Project Feed

Effective Floating Strategies At DocEng ‘17 the ACM Symposium on Document Engineering Frank presented a paper on “Effective Floating Strategies” that discusses globally optimizing pagination strategies for documents containing floats. The paper was one of the runner-ups for the “ACM Best Paper Award” of the conference. The full paper can be downloaded from the ACM Digital library through a link on the Publications page. Abstract of the Paper This paper presents an extension to the general framework for globally optimized pagination described in Mittelbach (2016). The extended algorithm supports automatic placement of floats as part of the optimization. It uses a flexible constraint model that allows for the implementation of typical typographic rules that can be weighted against each other to support different application scenarios. By “flexible” we mean that the rules of typographic presentation of the content of a document element are not fixed—but neither are they completely arbitrary; also, some of these rules are absolute whereas others are in the form of preferences. It is easy to see that without restrictions the float placement possibilities grow exponentially if the number of floats has a linear relation to the document size. It is therefore important to restrict the objective ...

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Each LaTeX book of Pack Publishing just $10 today

Posted on September 14, 2017 by Stack Exchange TeX Blog Feed

I just noticed, that today there is a Back to School sale at Packt Publishing:…

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Tip of the Week: Add a Template to the Gallery

Posted on September 14, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Did you know you can create your own LaTeX template in Overleaf?

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Journées LaTeX de Lyon 2017 : supports de présentation

Posted on September 11, 2017 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

Des journées LaTeX « Édition et typographie numériques, épistémologie » se tiennent en ce moment à l'EnsSib. J'y interviens pour deux conférences. D'une part, on m'a demandé de parler de XeTeX et des nouveaux moteurs — c'est-à-dire LuaTeX — parce que je recommande effectivement l'emploi de Xe(La)TeX à qui débute, notamment pour la gestion de l'UTF-8. Je présente donc dans cette conférence pourquoi ces deux moteurs sont meilleurs que pdfTeX pour gérer l'UTF-8, mais aussi pour d'autres problèmes. Et j'expose (...) - LaTeX

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TeX Tables: How TeX Calculates Spanned Column Widths

Posted on September 8, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Producing tables in TeX or LaTeX can be quite time-consuming, especially for tables that contain entries which span multiple columns—these can often produce quite unexpected results. Using an extensive collection of annotated TeX tables (in SVG format) we explain the calculations that TeX uses to define the width of columns containing spanned entries (e.g., for table headings). By exploring (and explaining) a few key concepts we hope this article helps to make typesetting TeX tables just a little less frustrating and mysterious.

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De Linux Libertine à Libertinus

Posted on September 6, 2017 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

Il y a un certain temps, j'avais publié un fork de la police Linux Libertine corrigeant un bug sur les chiffres elzéviriens en italique gras. Depuis la police Linux Libertine a été officiellement forkée par Khaled Hosny sous le nom de « Libertinus ». L'auteur a corrigé le bug et d'autres. Autant donc utiliser celle-ci. Rappel du problème Avec le fichier suivant et la version standard de Linux Libertine : \documentclass[14pt]article \usepackagefontspec \setmainfont[Numbers=OldStyle]Linux Libertine (...) - Typographie

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Posted on September 4, 2017 by Content AND Presentation Feed

Some time ago, I wrote about a simple snippet to compile only the current Beamer frame in AUCTeX. A few days ago, I’ve been asked how to compile two consecutive environments.

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ShareLaTeX and Overleaf Integration Update

Posted on August 31, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Following our exciting announcement in the second half of July, we wanted to give everyone a quick update on where things stand with Overleaf’s integration with ShareLaTeX.

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Spanish-Language LaTeX Course Available

Posted on August 31, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

An introductory LaTeX course in Spanish is now available!

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It's time for the next #FuturePub! London, Sept 25th, near Kings Cross

Posted on August 30, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Quick link: Register here! Monday, September 25, 2017 from 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Near Kings Cross, London Free Pizza & Drinks! Four speakers now confirmed! Here's the awesome line-up we have for you so far...

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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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