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Checkers board with TikZ

Lukasz Lew asked on TeX.SX:  What is the best way to draw a checkers board in TikZ?  I’m interested in what is the best way to draw many circular pieces on board. The checker background is not important. Answer: I … Continue reading

18. August 2010 by stefan

Aligned equations inside of a TikZ node

Lukasz Lew asked on TeX.SX:  How can I create a tree node with aligned math equations inside?  \begin{align} \end{align} doesn’t work and \begin{minipage}{100} \begin{align} … \end{align} \end{minipage} gives a lot of margin and I don’t want to manually tune. \nodepart … Continue reading

08. August 2010 by stefan

More on TikZ tables

At present I don’t have much time for the blog because of my work, but I keep on reading and answering questions and comments. For instance since I’ve noticed a link by Uwe to a table related topic and because … Continue reading

30. April 2010 by stefan

Geometry package updated

Hideo Umeki has published the version 5.1 of the geometry package. 5.1 brings just a bugfix for the pass option, but the version 5, released a few days earlier on Feb 12th, provides some new and very useful features: The … Continue reading

18. February 2010 by stefan

REVTeX 4.1 Released

The first update to REVTeX since 2001 has been released yesterday, today it’s been uploaded to CTAN. REVTeX 4.1 is a set of LaTeX2e macro packages. It is especially well-suited for preparing manuscripts for submission to the journals of the … Continue reading

14. October 2009 by stefan

Overview of the dtx format

Joseph Wright has published a post giving an overview of the dtx format on his blog Some TeX Developments. It’s the first post of a small series dealing with that LaTeX package format.

06. October 2009 by stefan
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match_parens: new tool to check parenthesis matching

The script match_parens has been uploaded to CTAN today. This program has been written by Wybo Dekker to assist the user in checking parenthesis (and braces, brackets) balancing in documents, the characters {}[]()<> are supported. It’s written in Ruby, though … Continue reading

05. October 2009 by stefan

New packages and updates on CTAN in September

New packages on CTAN in September 2009: latex-make – tools to simplify the compilation of LaTeX documents rangen – generation of random integers, rational numbers and decimal numbers eqexam – a LaTeX package for writing exams, tests, quizzes, homework assignments, … Continue reading

30. September 2009 by stefan

Evince für Windows verfügbar

Der freie Dokumentbetrachter Evince ist nun auch für Windows-Systeme verfügbar. Das Entwicklerteam stellte eine msi Installations-Datei zusammen mit der neuen Version 2.28.0 bereit. Evince ist der Standard-pdf-Betrachter für die GNOME-Umgebung, außer pdf kann Evince auch postscript, djvu, tiff und dvi-Dokumente … Continue reading

30. September 2009 by stefan