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Jpgfdraw 0.5b released

The vector graphics application for LaTeX users Jpgfdraw beta version 0.5b has been released today. The author Nicola Talbot announced:     Jpgfdraw is a graphics application written in Java. You can use Jpgfdraw to: Construct shapes using lines, moves and cubic … Continue reading

02. August 2008 by stefan
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Around the Bend

Recently Michael Downes collection of TeX challenges “Around the Bend“, originally in ASCII format, has been typeset in pdf format by Peter Wilson and has now been released on CTAN. The document contains exercises posing a problem and one or … Continue reading

26. July 2008 by stefan
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New package: stampinclude

The stampinclude package v1.0 has been released. It replaces includeonly and will select the files for inclusion by inspecting the time stamp of the .aux files. Files will be selected for inclusion if the .aux file doesn’t yet exist or … Continue reading

17. July 2008 by stefan
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New LaTeX course released

A new beamer class based presentation introducing LaTeX has been released these days. The author Dr. Engelbert Buxbaum created this presentation for a LaTeX course at the Biochemistry faculty at RUSM and released it for use under GNU Copyleft. It’s … Continue reading

17. July 2008 by stefan
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Adobe Reader: unwanted color change

If you include a picture within a pdf document and view it with the Adobe Reader you may notice a change of color under certain circumstances. Let’s test this png file: This short example will be enough to produce a … Continue reading

14. July 2008 by stefan
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TeX by Topic: back in print

The very recommendable book TeX by Topic by Victor Eijkhout, originally published by Addison-Wesley 1991, is now available printed and bound from lulu.com. The author himself announced it today in the usenet group comp.text.tex. The book has been published under … Continue reading

12. July 2008 by stefan
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Beamer: frame number in split theme footline

Yet again somebody in the mrunix forum asked for an advice how to put the frame number into the footline of his beamer presentation. He was using the “Warsaw” outer theme. The first solution \setbeamertemplate{footline}[frame number] will just overwrite the … Continue reading

12. July 2008 by stefan
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pdfTeX 1.40.8 released

The new stable release of pdfTeX 1.40.8 has been released. pdfTeX is an extended TeX version with the ability to create pdf files directly from TeX source files supporting pdf specific features. Changes include: Implementation of SyncTeX, incorporated the new … Continue reading

11. July 2008 by stefan
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listings.sty with KOMA classes on TeX Live 2007-13 (Ubuntu 8.04, hardy)

When I tried to help somebody to solve a problem in the LaTeX Community Forum, I wrote a short test file, but it was not compilable though it contained just basic commands. I reduced it to the following minimal example: … Continue reading

05. July 2008 by stefan
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CQF.info is back

CQF.info, a forum on maths, finance and LaTeX was down for one week, today I noticed it’s back up. Currently the most recent post dates from Wed Jun 25, 2008. Good to see that it’s up, it would be a … Continue reading

03. July 2008 by stefan
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