# Category Archives for **LaTeX General**

## 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

## 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

## 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

## LaTeX Templates

Velimir just published an article about LaTeX templates on LaTeX-Community.org. In this article, he explains benefits of using templates, and he introduces his site www.LaTeXTemplates.com, which collects templates and publishes it under a Creative Commons license. Some benefits of using … Continue reading

## Introducing “non-technical” people to LaTeX

On TeX.SX, Primal Pappachan asked: “How can I introduce a non-technical person to LaTeX?” There are several answers, for helping learning LaTeX without being too complicated. Yiannis Lazarides gave some of the best suggestions: Assist in the TeX installation and … Continue reading