TeXnicCenter 2.0 Alpha 4 released

The fourth Alpha version of the upcoming TeXnicCenter 2.0 has been released. As it’s still alpha, it is not stable, it may crash and it’s intended for testing only. It can be used alongside TeXnicCenter Version 1.0, both can be used when installed in different directories, like the previous alpha versions.

Some of the changes:

  • Completely new File View with support for TortoiseSVN and similar tools.
  • Preprocessors are now supported when building the output.
  • The editor knows much more commands and options now. For example, multiple selections are now possible.
  • File extensions managed by TeXnicCenter can be chosen through the ‘Default Programs’ control panel.
  • Native 64 bit support.
  • It is (again) possible to cycle through the documents in Most-Recently-Used order. Also, a long-standing issue with shortcuts using the Alt key has been fixed.

For the long list of changes and fixes, have a look at the announcement by Tino Weinkauf and the TeXnicCenter Team, also posted on LaTeX-Community.org: TeXnicCenter 2.0 Alpha 4.


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01. February 2012 by stefan
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TeXmaker 3.2.2 released

TeXmaker version 3.2.2 has been released today. New features, from the ChangeLog file, to 3.2.1:

  • Block selection mode has been added (alt+mouse).
  • The shortcuts of the “Tool” and “Edit” menus can now be modified.
  • While using the “New by copying an existing file” command, the directory of the file is now stored.
  • The list of asymptote and tikz tags has been completed.
  • Users can now hide the pstricks/metapost/tikz/asymptote icons in the structure panels by clicking on the tool bar.
  • Users can now hide some commands in the left tool bar of the editor.
  • The “underline” tag is replaced by the “emphasis” tag in the left toolbar of the editor.
  • If errors are detected, the log file is now displayed even if the “quick build” command is not used.
  • After setting a document as “master”, the structure and the bibliography are rescanned.

3.2.1 to 3.2:

  • Faster syntax highlighting and structure checking
  • An additional parameter (#) for the current file name is available for the commands (required for pdf synchronization with the sumatra pdf viewer).
  • The log panel can now be closed directly with the escape key.

Several bugs have been fixed. The complete ChangeLog can be found here. Click here for downloading versions for Linux, Mac OS X or Windows or source files.

12. January 2012 by stefan
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TeXmaker 3.2 released

The version 3.2 of the free cross-platform LaTeX editor TeXmaker has been released today, read on LaTeX-community.org. New features, cited from the ChangeLog file:

  • block selection mode has been added (alt+mouse)
  • a “search in folders” dialog has been added
  • the settings file can now be saved, deleted or loaded
  • all the colors for the syntax highlighting can now be changed (a preconfigured dark theme is available)
  • graphics environments and .asy files have their own syntax highlighting mode
  • a selected piece of text can now be surrounded by french/german quotes (these quotes has been added to the “LaTeX” menu and to the completion)
  • a panel can be added in the structure view to show the list of opened files (“View” menu)
  • the Texdoc tool can be launched directly via the Help menu (users can select the name of the environment before calling Texdoc)
  • the list of label and bibliography items can now be used to customize the completion
  • the “recent files” list can now be cleaned
  • the shortcuts of some commands can now be changed (“switching between the editor and the pdf viewer”, “french/german quotes”, “next/previous document”,…)
  • *.asy files can now be opened directly without using the “all files” filter
  • *.jpeg has been added to the list of the “includegraphics wizard”
  • .thm and .pre files are now deleted while using the “clean” command
  • windows and mac versions are now compiled with Qt 4.8 and poppler 0.18.2
  • a version compiled on macosx lion is now available
  • the version number is now added to the info.plist file (macosx)

Further several bugs have been fixed. The complete ChangeLog can be found here. Click here for downloading versions for Linux, Mac OS X or Windows or source files.

22. December 2011 by stefan
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@TeXgallery on Twitter

Koch snowflake, TeXgallery Twitter icon
TeXample.net is now on Twitter. TeXample.net is a web site dedicated to TeX and related software, currently it’s focussed on collecting and showing TikZ examples.

Follow @TeXgallery to read about new contributions and site features.

Four TikZ examples have been added this week, more are planned, as well as new site features. Twitter will inform about smaller updates, blog posts about bigger changes.

The @TeXgallery Twitter logo is a Koch snowflake, which can be produced using TikZ:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usetikzlibrary{lindenmayersystems}
\usetikzlibrary[shadings]
\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}
\shadedraw[shading=color wheel] 
  [l-system={rule set={F -> F-F++F-F}, step=2pt, angle=60,
   axiom=F++F++F, order=4}] lindenmayer system -- cycle;
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}

This is also one of the recently added examples.

22. December 2011 by stefan
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LyX 2.0.2 veröffentlicht

Die Version 2.0.2 von LyX ist erschienen. Neue und verbesserte Features sind:

  • Unterstützung von CTEX Dokumentklassen
  • Überarbeitete Unterstützung der neuesten Versionen der Springer-Dokumentklassen svjour3, svmono und svmult
  • R-Code von Sweave-Dokumenten kann jetzt exportiert werden
  • Dokument-Farbeinstellungen werden nun durch XHTML verstanden
  • tex2lyx wurde erheblich verbessert und unterstützt jetzt Umwandlung von horizontalen Linien, Phantom-Spaces, Hyperlinks, unterstrichenem und durchgestrichenem Text, gedrehten und Text-umflossenen Gleitobjekten, Subfloats, rahmenlose Boxen und die Schriftpakete beraserif, ccfonts, chancery, fourier und utopia
  • Die Cursor-Bewegung ist jetzt schneller, wenn Inline-Autovervollständigung in Mathematik aktiviert ist
  • Verbesserte Archivierung , nun werden auch externe Dateien einbezogen, die in ERT im Dokumentkörper referenziert werden, wie z.B. durch input or insertgraphics

Diese Version behebt viele Fehler, daher ist ein Update empfehlenswert.

Für weitere Informationen und Download siehe:


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01. December 2011 by stefan
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LyX 2.0.2 released

The maintenance release 2.0.2 of LyX has been published. New and updated features are:

  • Support for CTEX document classes
  • Revised support for the latest versions of the Springer document classes svjour3, svmono and svmult
  • R code from a Sweave-enabled document can now be exported
  • Document color settings are now respected by XHTML export
  • tex2lyx has been improved and now supports conversion of horizontal lines, phantom spaces, hyperlinks, underlined and striked out text, rotated and wrapped floats, subfloats, frameless boxes and the font packages beraserif, ccfonts, chancery, fourier, and utopia
  • Cursor movement is faster now when inline completion has been enabled in math
  • Improved archive feature , now also external files referenced in ERT in the document body, such as by input or insertgraphics, are included

This release fixes many bugs, that’s why it’s recommended to update to this version.

For further information and download visit:


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01. December 2011 by stefan
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Berichte von der TUG 2011

Auf tex.blogoverflow.com finden sich tägliche Berichte zur TeX Users Group Konferenz 2011:

Jetzt auch online: die Präsentation zu TeX Online Communities.

23. October 2011 by stefan
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TUG 2011 Reports

Daily reports on the TeX Users Group Meeting 2011 can be found on tex.blogoverflow.com:

Now also online: the presentation on TeX Online Communities.

23. October 2011 by stefan
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TUG 2011: TeX in the eBook era

Next week, October 19-21, the 32nd annual meeting of the TeX Users Group will take place in Trivandrum, Kerala, India. It’s hosted by River Valley Technologies. The conference focuses on document production using LaTeX, TeX, ConTeXt, MetaPost, and related software.

For further information, visit

16. October 2011 by stefan
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Live-Vorschau mit Kile

Der freie LaTeX-Editor Kile, der auf Linux und Windows (mit andLinux) läuft, bietet nun eine Live-Vorschau in der Entwicklungs-Version an. Dieses Feature ist noch experimentell und kann in der Entwicklungs-Version getestet werden. Im Moment wird nur pdfLaTeX unterstützt, und es ist bisher nur für Einzel-Dokumente anwendbar, noch nicht für Projekte. Weiterhin wird makeindex noch nicht unterstützt.

Voraussetzungen sind:

  • PDFLaTeX mit SyncTeX support (z.B. mit TeX Live 2010 oder 2011),
  • Entwicklungs-Version des Okular-Betrachters,
  • Entwicklungs-Version von Kile

Dieser Screenshot zeigt die Arbeit mit der Live-Vorschau:

Kile live preview screenshot

Für mehr Details und Informationen siehe:


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11. September 2011 by stefan
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