Monthly Archives for September 2008

An extension to amsmath matrix environments

Inspired by a question on matheplanet.com and remembering the cases redefinition I’ve shown some days ago I got the idea to extend the internal macro \env@matrix of amsmath.sty. I wanted to use the matrix environments together with array features like … Continue reading

30. September 2008 by stefan
Categories: Mathematics | 5 comments

How to get rid of those beamer warnings

Many users of the beamer class are irritated by several beamer warnings at every compiler run that are not caused by themselves, I’m referring to the beamer version 3.07. Those warnings are not really important, but it’s a good habit … Continue reading

27. September 2008 by stefan
Categories: Uncategorized | 47 comments

amsmath: cases and \arraystretch

The amsmath cases environment is using the array environment internally, like its matrix environments. If you want to change the interline spacing of matrices you could redefine \arraystretch, like for any array environment. But it won’t work for cases – … Continue reading

24. September 2008 by stefan
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TeXnicCenter: new homepage design

The TeXnicCenter homepage has got a new design, as Sven announced today in the LaTeX Community Forum. Now it has a more modern look and provides better access to its contents. TeXnicCenter is an integrated development environment for LaTeX, running … Continue reading

20. September 2008 by stefan
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Software Freedom Day 2008

The Software Freedom Day is a worldwide celebration of Free and Open Source Software. The goal in this celebration is to educate the worldwide public about of the benefits of using high quality free and open source software in education, … Continue reading

18. September 2008 by stefan
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Centering wide tables or figures

When you want to include an image or a table that’s wider than the text width, you will notice that even when \centering or the center-environment is used this wide object will not be centered in relation to the surrounding … Continue reading

17. September 2008 by stefan
Categories: Figures and Tables | 31 comments

Writing scientific documents using LaTeX

Today it has been announced that a new paper “Writing scientific documents using LaTeX” by Andrew J. Bennieston has been uploaded to CTAN, an introduction on 13 pages. I took a brief glimpse at this paper. Nice to have another … Continue reading

16. September 2008 by stefan
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Kpfonts 2.3 released

The version 2.3 of the font package kpfonts has been released on CTAN as announced today over the ctan-ann mailing list. Kpfonts provide an extensive set of fonts for LaTeX including roman, sans-serif, monospaced and math symbol fonts in regular … Continue reading

15. September 2008 by stefan
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Paper sizes with pdfTeX

I’m frequently noticing questions regarding problems with paper size and pdfLaTeX, for instance Bug 215561 and Bug 244043 on Launchpad, yesterday on mrunix.de and also yesterday on matheplanet.com. If you manually change \paperwidth or \paperheight or use the landscape option … Continue reading

12. September 2008 by stefan
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TeX Live 2008 released

TeX Live 2008 is now officially released. This information was posted by Karl Berry to comp.text.tex yesterday, though it’s been available for download since some days already. In this version the underlying package infrastructure has been redesigned and reimplemented, it … Continue reading

03. September 2008 by stefan
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