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Math formulas and arrows with TikZ

In the Art of Problem Solving Forum somebody asked for help in creating a construction for proofs and demonstrations in Logic by LaTeX commands. Math expressions should be aligned, some connected by arrows going vertically and horizontally. Regarding arrows I … Continue reading

19. January 2009 by stefan
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New package: pdfcomment

Though pdflatex provides the command pdfannot for pdf annotations it is somehow complicated to use. The new package pdfcomment offers a user-friendly way to insert comments/ annotations into pdf files. pdfcomment requires the packages hyperref, xkeyval, ifpdf, marginnote and packages … Continue reading

09. December 2008 by stefan
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TeXnicCenter 1.0 RC is out

The first candidate for TeXnicCenter 1.0 has been released as announced yesterday. It’s expected to be more stable than the beta release. Visit its download page to get it.

08. December 2008 by stefan
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TeXblog related news

Some weeks ago I began to work as IT Technician onboard of a passenger ship. I’ve already worked some years as IT Administrator on a ship (for a different company) and also in the position of the IT Communication Officer … Continue reading

04. December 2008 by stefan
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Texmaker 1.8 released

The today released version 1.8 brings the following changes: faster spell checker, based on a more recent hunspell version, inverse search will no more launch a new instance of Texmaker because now it can be started only once per user, … Continue reading

04. November 2008 by stefan
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KOMA-Script 3 available

The new version KOMA-Script 3 by Markus Kohm et al. has been released today. Some of the new features are: possibility to change almost all settings, even the paper or font size, after loading the class and even after begin{document}, … Continue reading

03. November 2008 by stefan
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Ubuntu 8.10 “Intrepid Ibex” released

On Oct 30 2008 the Ubuntu team announced the release of Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop and Server. You can read about its features in the press release. To download Ubuntu 8.10, or obtain CDs, see: Get Ubuntu. For instructions on upgrading … Continue reading

01. November 2008 by stefan
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Using \expandafter for macro redefinitions

Sometimes I want to redefine a macro of a class or package but want to use its original definition. Instead of copy&paste one could use the original macro directly: come up with a new macro, ensure that it’s not defined … Continue reading

26. October 2008 by stefan
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Ubuntu 8.10 “Intrepid Ibex” Release Party

On October 30, 2008 the version 8.10 of Ubuntu Linux will be released. The user group Ubuntu Berlin is inviting to the Intrepid Ibex Release Party: The party in the c-base Berlin will start on November 1, 2008, 4pm, admission … Continue reading

24. October 2008 by stefan
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TikZ: chains with labeled edges

These days I wanted to include some commutative diagrams in a math text. There are already packages designed for this purpose, like amscd and xy-pic. I’ve used xy-pic before and didn’t like its usability and output much. The most recent … Continue reading

19. October 2008 by stefan
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