Yearly Archives for 2013

Who want’s to have a TeX or LaTeX book of choice?

After a contest on LaTeX-Community.org ended without contributions, because probably most of us have the prize, the LaTeX Companion, already in the shelf, there’s a new idea. It’s for our very active German speaking TeX community. Which book would you … Continue reading

05. December 2013 by stefan
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LaTeX Reference in German available for free

At Lehmanns there’s now a LaTeX reference available for free, written by Herbert Voß, in German language: http://www.lehmanns.de/latex-referenz You can order it for free as a soft cover book, or download it as PDF file. On 32 pages the reference … Continue reading

06. November 2013 by stefan
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Article contest – win the LaTeX Companion – 10 days left

On LaTeX-Community.org there’s currently a contest: users, who post an article on the web site have the chance to win the LaTeX Companion ebook. A free download code was provided by the author Frank Mittelbach. The ebook version is available … Continue reading

31. October 2013 by stefan
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Packt Publishing promotion: 50% discount for all ebooks

Today is the final day of the Packt Publishing promotion, where you can get 50% discount for all ebooks in the store. They got a lot of books in the store, could be a nice opportunity to shop an interesting … Continue reading

30. September 2013 by stefan
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A new community TeX blog

Again some quiet weeks on my blog. If some people would blog together, there would be active blog life even if somebody would temporarily be too busy with other things. So I liked Patricks idea very much, to set up … Continue reading

30. May 2013 by stefan
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TeX news and articles

It has been a bit quiet here for some weeks. I got a son in February, when my little daugher was not much more than 1 year old, both keep us pretty busy at home. So after my full time … Continue reading

01. April 2013 by stefan
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Explaining the meaning of LaTeX

Yesterday I wrote a question on TeX.SE: How can I explain the meaning of LaTeX to my grandma? I wrote a book about LaTeX, and my proud grandma wanted to have a copy. So she got it, said “What a … Continue reading

23. January 2013 by stefan
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Cooperation of LaTeX-Community.org and writeLaTeX.com

Since today, LaTeX-Community.org readers can use an online LaTeX compiler in the forum, provided by writeLaTeX.com, an online collaborative LaTeX editor with integrated rapid preview. By a single click on a link above a code box, the reader will land … Continue reading

09. January 2013 by stefan
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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year for all! The animated GIF image shows fireworks displayed with TikZ written by Chris Hughes aka cmhughes on TeX.SE. Follow the link to see further fireworks effects. The code is: \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.pathmorphing,decorations.shapes}   \begin{document}   \foreach … Continue reading

01. January 2013 by stefan
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