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Case Study: An Introduction to Code Ocean—Creating and Uploading Content into Overleaf

Posted on September 21, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Code Ocean is a cloud-based computational reproducibility platform that provides researchers and developers with an easy way to share, discover and run code published in academic journals and conferences. In this Case Study article we show how files produced by algorithms and projects published on Code Ocean can be uploaded into an Overleaf LaTeX document. We also demonstrate that Code Ocean can be used as an external platform for producing a wide range of programmatically-generated content specifically for use within Overleaf LaTeX documents.

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Tip of the Week: Add a Template to the Gallery

Posted on September 15, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Did you know you can create your own LaTeX template in Overleaf?

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Each LaTeX book of Pack Publishing just $10 today

Posted on September 14, 2017 by Stack Exchange TeX Blog Feed

I just noticed, that today there is a Back to School sale at Packt Publishing:…

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TeX Tables: How TeX Calculates Spanned Column Widths

Posted on September 9, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Producing tables in TeX or LaTeX can be quite time-consuming, especially for tables that contain entries which span multiple columns—these can often produce quite unexpected results. Using an extensive collection of annotated TeX tables (in SVG format) we explain the calculations that TeX uses to define the width of columns containing spanned entries (e.g., for table headings). By exploring (and explaining) a few key concepts we hope this article helps to make typesetting TeX tables just a little less frustrating and mysterious.

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ShareLaTeX and Overleaf Integration Update

Posted on August 31, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Following our exciting announcement in the second half of July, we wanted to give everyone a quick update on where things stand with Overleaf’s integration with ShareLaTeX.

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Spanish-Language LaTeX Course Available

Posted on August 31, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

An introductory LaTeX course in Spanish is now available!

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It's time for the next #FuturePub! London, Sept 25th, near Kings Cross

Posted on August 30, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Quick link: Register here! Monday, September 25, 2017 from 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Near Kings Cross, London Free Pizza & Drinks! Four speakers now confirmed! Here's the awesome line-up we have for you so far...

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A Data-Driven Approach to LaTeX Autocomplete

Posted on August 24, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Writing LaTeX can at times be tedious and painful. At Overleaf we try to minimize that pain and provide a more enjoyable, and overall focused experience allowing you to put content over commands. In this post we begin to learn about what we are doing at Overleaf to help combat this pain by building a smarter autocomplete feature.

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A New Series of Articles: TeX Tokens and Related Concepts—But Why (and How)?

Posted on August 9, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

This introductory article outlines the motivation (and methodology used) for writing a series of articles that attempt to provide clear, and easy-to-follow, explanations of some key TeX concepts—based on direct observation of the inner workings of a TeX engine.

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What is a “TeX token”?

Posted on August 7, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Have you have ever read books or articles about TeX which contain explanations referring to “TeX tokens”? If so, you might be left wondering what, exactly, is a TeX token? This article, the first of a new series, sets out explore and explain TeX tokens by tracing the processing journey from characters in the input file to the actual calculation of tokens—integers which are TeX’s internal representation of characters and control sequences.

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Still TeXing anyway

Posted on August 5, 2017 by Stack Exchange TeX Blog Feed

Day 2 of the SHA hacker camp. Coffee, breakfast, Internet. For the latter, I pulled…

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Renewing my TUG membership

Posted on August 2, 2017 by Stack Exchange TeX Blog Feed

Late this year, but I’m happy to have renewed my membership in the TeX Users…

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DANTE Herbsttagung 2017

Posted on August 2, 2017 by TeXwelt Feed

Am Samstag, 23. September 2017, 9 bis 17 Uhr, findet an der Volkshochschule Mönchengladbach die Herbsttagung 2017 des TeX-Anwender-Vereins DANTE und dessen 57. Mitgliederversammlung statt. Es sind alle TeX-Freunde willkommen, insbesondere auch Nicht-Mitglieder. Der Tag wird mit Vorträgen und Kaffeepausen … Weiterlesen →

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Job Opening: Automatic LaTeX to JATS XML and HTML Conversion Specialist

Posted on July 31, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

We're looking for an expert in automatic LaTeX to JATS XML and HTML conversion with LaTeXML.

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Still hacking anyway – LaTeX and DANTE at the Camp

Posted on July 29, 2017 by Stack Exchange TeX Blog Feed

Just 5 days to go, then the hacker camp SHA2017 will start. The name stands…

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