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Fancy chapter headings with TikZ

A question on LaTeX-Community.org inspired me to try pgf/TikZ together with titlesec to produce fancy chapter headings. The result is this small compilable demonstration example: \documentclass[svgnames]{report} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{kpfonts} \usepackage[explicit]{titlesec} \newcommand*\chapterlabel{} \titleformat{\chapter} {\gdef\chapterlabel{} \normalfont\sffamily\Huge\bfseries\scshape} {\gdef\chapterlabel{\thechapter\ }}{0pt} {\begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture,overlay] \node[yshift=-3cm] at (current … Continue reading

11. October 2008 by stefan
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TeXnicCenter: new homepage design

The TeXnicCenter homepage has got a new design, as Sven announced today in the LaTeX Community Forum. Now it has a more modern look and provides better access to its contents. TeXnicCenter is an integrated development environment for LaTeX, running … Continue reading

20. September 2008 by stefan
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Software Freedom Day 2008

The Software Freedom Day is a worldwide celebration of Free and Open Source Software. The goal in this celebration is to educate the worldwide public about of the benefits of using high quality free and open source software in education, … Continue reading

18. September 2008 by stefan
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Writing scientific documents using LaTeX

Today it has been announced that a new paper “Writing scientific documents using LaTeX” by Andrew J. Bennieston has been uploaded to CTAN, an introduction on 13 pages. I took a brief glimpse at this paper. Nice to have another … Continue reading

16. September 2008 by stefan
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Kpfonts 2.3 released

The version 2.3 of the font package kpfonts has been released on CTAN as announced today over the ctan-ann mailing list. Kpfonts provide an extensive set of fonts for LaTeX including roman, sans-serif, monospaced and math symbol fonts in regular … Continue reading

15. September 2008 by stefan
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Paper sizes with pdfTeX

I’m frequently noticing questions regarding problems with paper size and pdfLaTeX, for instance Bug 215561 and Bug 244043 on Launchpad, yesterday on mrunix.de and also yesterday on matheplanet.com. If you manually change \paperwidth or \paperheight or use the landscape option … Continue reading

12. September 2008 by stefan
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TeX Live 2008 released

TeX Live 2008 is now officially released. This information was posted by Karl Berry to comp.text.tex yesterday, though it’s been available for download since some days already. In this version the underlying package infrastructure has been redesigned and reimplemented, it … Continue reading

03. September 2008 by stefan
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TikZ: shaded cube

With just a few lines of code you can create a drawing of a cube with a 3D impression, though if it’s not really perspective or raytraced: \begin{tikzpicture}[on grid] \shade[yslant=-0.5,right color=gray!10, left color=black!50] (0,0) rectangle +(3,3); \draw[yslant=-0.5] (0,0) grid (3,3); … Continue reading

10. August 2008 by stefan
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pgf/TikZ 3D drawings

Today Tomek posted very impressive 3D drawings made with pgf/TikZ in the LaTeX Community Forum. Here’s one of the drawings showing a cylindrical projection: More examples and their complete sourcecode by Tomasz M. Trzeciak can be found in the corresponding … Continue reading

07. August 2008 by stefan
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Jpgfdraw example

Here’s an example illustration made with Jpgfdraw following a drawing in Singer/Thorpe Lecture Notes in Elementary Topology and Geometry, I made freehand it to illustrate homotopy of paths in my notes. Screenshot: Output in pdf format: homotopy.pdf Jpgfdraw binary file: … Continue reading

07. August 2008 by stefan
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