# Category Archives for **LaTeX General**

## Currently Packt sells my LaTeX books for $5

Just to let you know, these days Packt Publishing sells all ebooks (not paper books) for just $5, until beginning of January. This includes my two LaTeX books: The LaTeX Cookbook More than 90 hands-on recipes to easily cook a variety of LaTeX … Continue reading

## TeX Live 2015 pretest is running

The TeX Live mailing list shows increasing traffic: the TeX Live 2015 pretest version is available, and many users already downloaded and tested it. It contains the LaTeX2e 2015 release, which brought a notable change: the fixes, which were previously … Continue reading

## LaTeX Beginner’s Guide available for download today

In agreement with Packt Publishing, I can provide the „LaTeX Beginner’s Guide“ as an ebook for free, only today, March 4, 2015. For further information and updates and background production story you can visit: LaTeX Community forum announcement. This is … Continue reading

## LaTeX2e got an update

Today an update of LaTeX2e has been released on CTAN. The previous update dates back to June 27, 2011. LaTeX2e has been stable for a long time, there are mainly maintenance work and bug fixes. The package fixltx2e got an update: loading … Continue reading

## 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

## 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

## 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

## 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

## 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

## TeX News of August

This month I’ve got few time due to much work, so I did not write much. So I will give a short summary what I think was interesting in the TeX world this month. Textmate 2 is now Open Source … Continue reading