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Merging table columns

BrettHarry asked on TeX.SX:  How to merge columns in a table?  I have this table, but wanted to format the first row. I like to match the two columns of first row, and last two columns of the same first … Continue reading

12. July 2011 by stefan
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Impressions of LaTeX

Lim Lian Tze, Ph.D. candidate at the MMU Malaysia and regular poster on the Malaysian LaTeX Blog, has published a presentation about LaTeX. It’s an excellent survey of LaTeX’s capabilities. Starting with some slides regarding why, for what and how … Continue reading

28. June 2011 by stefan
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Daily TeX tips

John D. Cook posts daily short TeX messages at @TeXtip on Twitter. News, links to solutions and small tips are among the topics. @TeXtip has 2081 followers today.

12. March 2011 by stefan
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Resume with LaTeX

Why on earth should we use LaTeX to typeset a resume? Here are reasons for this: What are the benefits of writing resumes in TeX/LaTeX? If you know any reason for or against it, you’re welcome to write it there.

24. February 2011 by stefan
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List of internal LaTeX2e macros

Martin Scharrer has compiled and published a list of internal macros defined in the LaTeX2e base files. While the extensive documentation “The LaTeX2e Sources” aka source2e covers LaTeX’s sources in depth, Martin Scharrers list gives a handy overview which may … Continue reading

05. February 2011 by stefan
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Scaling and fitting a box

Peter Smit asked on TeX.SX:  Why does fit not scale?  I have a problem with the fit library in TikZ. When I scale the figure (with the TikZ scale command), the fit box doesn’t! Why is that? Could I somehow … Continue reading

03. December 2010 by stefan
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ConTeXt Mark IV support in MiKTeX

The recently released version 2.9 of MiKTeX, which is the first MiKTeX release with LuaTeX integration, now supports ConTeXt Mark IV, as Christian Schenk announced.

31. October 2010 by stefan
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Trees in TikZ

Peter Smit asked on TeX.SX:  How to make a three level deep tree with TikZ?  I am busy making a full binary tree of three levels deep. The code I am having now is (using the trees library): \begin{tikzpicture} \node … Continue reading

26. August 2010 by stefan
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Manually installing a package on MiKTeX (Windows)

Mbmcavoy asked on TeX.SX:  How can I manually install a package on MiKTeX (Windows)?  I’m using MiKTeX on Windows. My employer’s locked-down network blocks the application’s automatic installation function. I can take my laptop home and successfully install from there, … Continue reading

20. August 2010 by stefan
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Checkers board with TikZ

Lukasz Lew asked on TeX.SX:  What is the best way to draw a checkers board in TikZ?  I’m interested in what is the best way to draw many circular pieces on board. The checker background is not important. Answer: I … Continue reading

18. August 2010 by stefan
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