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Adobe Reader 9 released

I’ve read it today in the Adobe Reader Weblog: the version 9 of the reader has been released. But: until know there’s no Linux version. It’s said that the new version suppports flash, launches faster and more, but I will … Continue reading

01. July 2008 by stefan
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The MiKTeX Package Manager 2.7 on Ubuntu Linux 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron)

The MiKTeX Package Manager (mpm) is a tool originally intended for MiKTeX users on Windows platforms. It was ported by Christian Schenk for unix systems, to provide easy access to the MiKTeX package repository also for unix user. There are … Continue reading

01. July 2008 by stefan
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Ubuntu Linux 8.04 amd64 on Packard Bell imax 9000

The mainboard of my Shuttle ZEN XPC (ST62K) got broken recently, so I decided to look for a replacement. A big German chain of consumer electronics stores launched a campaign for just two days, I could not resist the temptation … Continue reading

24. June 2008 by stefan
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blowup: new package for scaling pages

Today CTAN Announcements informed that the package blowup has been released. It can be used to upscale or downscale all pages of a document. For a first test I created this short a5paper document: \documentclass[pdftex,a5paper,10pt]{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{blindtext} \usepackage{hyperref} \begin{document} \tableofcontents … Continue reading

23. June 2008 by stefan
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Hyphenation patterns in UTF-8 released

The package hyph-utf8 has been released today. It contains hyphenation patterns that have been converted into UTF-8, addressing the need for appropriate patterns by native UTF-8 engines such as XeTeX. For more information see the README file on its location … Continue reading

21. June 2008 by stefan
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Update of the UK TeX FAQ to v3.18

The version 3.18 of the english TeX Frequently Asked Questions has been released. New subjects are: Adobe Reader messing with print size Prebuilt installation files on the archive Installing using preformatted ZIP files Getting the right paper geometry from (La)TeX … Continue reading

21. June 2008 by stefan
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Modifying plain page style

In documents using the book or report class the first page of a chapter will have the page style plain, the page number will appear at the bottom of the page. If you want to remove the number you could … Continue reading

21. June 2008 by stefan
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Hack: change starred command into unstarred

Some packages like nomencl, glossary and environments like thebibliography in standard LaTeX classes use the starred sectioning forms \chapter* and \section*. Even if they provide an option to let them added to the table of contents it may be required … Continue reading

17. June 2008 by stefan
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Character tables of fonts

If you are looking for a certain symbol or its number and you already know the font name, the fonttable package prints its character table for you. You could compile this small example, printing the table of the psyr font: … Continue reading

16. June 2008 by stefan
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Special LaTeX characters

Besides the common upper- and lowercase letters, digits and punctuation characters, that can simply by typed with the editor, some characters are reserved for LaTeX commands. They cannot be used directly in the source. Usually they can be printed if … Continue reading

15. June 2008 by stefan
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