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

04. May 2014 by stefan
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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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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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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

29. August 2012 by stefan
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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

08. April 2012 by stefan
Categories: LaTeX General, Layout, Online Ressources | 3 comments

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

16. February 2012 by stefan
Categories: LaTeX General, Questions & Answers, TeX and LaTeX, TeX.SX | 1 comment

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