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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
Categories: pgf/TikZ, TeX.SX | Leave a comment

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

Can you use TeX for any kind of document, or is it overkill for simple ones

Untypical for a Q&A site, there’s currently an exchange of views on TeX.SX: As an expert, can you always use TeX for (nearly) any kind of document?  “Yes, you can:” It’s easy if you are a routine user, you know … Continue reading

24. January 2012 by stefan
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LaTeX Workflow

Agodemar posted a very nice diagram of the LaTeX workflow on TeX.SX: A bigger version of the image and a link the full source code is shown in the topic Diagram / Infographic of TeX & friends.

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

Strategies for preambles

Yesterday Seamus Bradley started a topic on TeX.SX:     Best practice on organising your preamble For large and highly customized documents, preambles can be lengthy. Should all packages be loaded before macros are defined? Or should packages and related definitions be … Continue reading

13. January 2012 by stefan
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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, and the best wishes! The image shows fireworks displayed with TikZ by percusse on TeX.SX. Follow the link to see further fireworks effects. The code is: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage[active,tightpage]{preview} \PreviewEnvironment{tikzpicture} \setlength\PreviewBorder{0pt}% \usetikzlibrary{calc,decorations.pathmorphing} % \pgfdeclareradialshading{someshade}{\pgfpointorigin}{% color(0mm)=(pgftransparent!40);color(5mm)=(pgftransparent!50);% color(10mm)=(pgftransparent!70);color(2cm)=(pgftransparent!100)} \pgfdeclareradialshading{somenodeshade}{\pgfpointorigin}{% … Continue reading

01. January 2012 by stefan
Categories: Events, Graphics, pgf/TikZ, TeX.SX | 1 comment

Merry Christmas!

This Christmas tree has been created by Mikko Heiskanen with this code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{scopes,svg.path,shapes.geometric,shadows} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[ mystar/.style={star, minimum size=2cm, star point ratio=2.5, shade, thick, line join=round, color=yellow!80!black, draw=red!20!black, top color=yellow!80!white, bottom color=yellow!60!black}, mytree/.style={scale=0.5, rotate=180, draw=green!60!black, thick, line join=round, inner … Continue reading

24. December 2011 by stefan
Categories: Events, Graphics, pgf/TikZ, TeX.SX | Leave a comment

Decorate a TikZ path

Redfiloux asked on TeX.SX:  How to decorate a \path?  My question is about drawing a “commutative-type diagram” in mathematics. I would like to integrate an arrow of the type \rightsquigarrow, which is described how to be obtained here: Squiggly arrows … Continue reading

05. November 2011 by stefan
Categories: Mathematics, Questions & Answers, TeX.SX | Leave a comment

10.000 Questions on TeX.SX

Today the 10.000th question has been posted on TeX.SX: Why do arguments to nested tilde or breve commands reappear when amsmath is used? It deals with a bug found in amsmath when nested accents are used. A workaround and one … Continue reading

03. October 2011 by stefan
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Stack Exchange Inc. sponsors the TeX User Group and joined TUG as member

The question and answer site tex.stackexchange.com also known as TeX.SX, which has about 6,600 users today, is part of the Stack Exchange network. This consists of currently 63 question and answer sites on various topics with more than 1,180,000 registered … Continue reading

14. September 2011 by stefan
Categories: Events, News, TeX User Group, TeX.SX | Leave a comment

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