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CTAN will drop tools

Today Jim Hefferon announced on the CTAN mailing list that CTAN will not continue to provide the tools directory. The material contained therein is in no way TeX related, nearly all those programs are archiving software like arj, bzip2, compress, … Continue reading

14. September 2009 by stefan
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Automatically counting table rows

I’ve just read the blog post Automatic Table Row Numbers in LaTeX by Alexander O’Connor, while reading it came to my mind how to use a feature of the array package to automatize such tasks. The array syntax >{command} allows … Continue reading

10. September 2009 by stefan
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New packages and updates on CTAN in August

New packages on CTAN in August 2009: tablenotes – package by Matthias Borck-Elsner for placing notes in tables and list them, like endnotes and footnotes listings-ext – contains macros and a bash script that can be used to input parts … Continue reading

01. September 2009 by stefan
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Fancy tables with TikZ

Today I wanted to create a table for a presentation and I remembered a suggestion made by Kjell Magne Fauske in comp.text.tex in August 2008, to use TikZ to create tables with rounded corners. I’ve investigated this idea further to … Continue reading

26. August 2009 by stefan
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New packages and updates on CTAN in June

New packages on CTAN this month: pstdoc – SQLite database and Python script that provides extensive help with PSTricks commands from a terminal window. eltex – package for drawing simple electrical circuit diagrams in the picture environment withouth any special … Continue reading

30. June 2009 by stefan
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Bugfix in pstricks-add

If you’re using pstricks-add or a package requiring it consider updating it if its version is lower than 3.34. The version 3.34 has been released some days ago and brings a bugfix for the pstScalePoints macro. The bug could look … Continue reading

03. June 2009 by stefan
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New package tabularew: centering multicolumn headings

In standard tabular environments multicolumn headings will be aligned to the left when they are wider then the text below, even if they contain a “c” as format parameter. Here’s a very small demonstration example: \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} \usepackage{eurosym} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{r@{.}l} \multicolumn{2}{c}{Price … Continue reading

03. June 2009 by stefan
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New introduction: Getting something out of LaTeX

Jim Hefferon has published the document “Getting something out of LaTeX” on CTAN, taking new LaTeX user through making a first document. The author wants to give a quick taste, the reader could get an idea if the LaTeX system … Continue reading

26. May 2009 by stefan
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Asymptote released on CTAN

Asymptote is a powerful descriptive vector graphics language useful for for technical drawing, using LaTeX for high-quality output. It’s not just a graphics program but a programming language. Asymptote is inspired by MetaPost but provides C++-like syntax. It runs on … Continue reading

20. May 2009 by stefan
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MiKTeX Portable Edition released

Yesterday Christian Schenk has released the portable edition of MiKTeX 2.8 beta3. This edition allows to use MiKTeX on portable storage devices like USB sticks or flash cards for use on any Windows (2000/XP/Vista/7) computer. Using Portable MiKTeX leaves no … Continue reading

17. May 2009 by stefan
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