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Spritzkuchen in Space

Posted on July 5, 2017 by Feed

Heute habe ich einen Plot überarbeitet, um ihn auf zu stellen. Also, der sollte ungefähr so aussehen:   (Foto von Guido Draheim). Also wie ein Spritzkuchen, auch Spritzring genannt. Nur, hm, mathematischer und digitaler. Wie zeichnet man das? Erstmal einen Querschnitt überlegen. In Polarkoordinaten ergibt die Sinus-Funktion sin(x) einen Kreis, sin(3x) sind drei Blätter, …

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Twisting a Surface, or: a Doughnut in Outer Space

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

Do you know this delicious German pastry? (Photo by Guido Draheim). It’s called “ Spritzkuchen“.…

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LaTeX \pagecolor broken

Posted on June 18, 2017 by TeXblog Feed

With current LaTeX (TL 2017) \pagecolor{…} does not work. According to the tex-live mailing list, it can by fixed by \makeatletter \edef\GPT at pagecolortrue{\global\unexpanded\expandafter{\GPT at pagecolortrue}} \edef\GPT at pagecolorfalse{\global\unexpanded\expandafter{\GPT at pagecolorfalse}} \makeatother The \newif has been changed with an overseen … Continue reading →

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TeX Live 2017 published

Posted on June 4, 2017 by Stack Exchange TeX Blog Feed

TeX Live 2017 has been published today. Note, we may need to wait a bit…

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TeX Live 2017 erschienen

Posted on June 4, 2017 by TeXwelt Feed

Heute wurde TeX Live 2017 freigegeben. Einige der Neuerungen sind: TeX Live manager (tlmgr): Neuer Shell-Modus, Befehle entsprechen Aufrufen von tlmgr mit Optionen. Zur interaktiven Anwendung, noch nützlicher jedoch für Automatisieren durch Scripting. TEXMF Verzeichnisbaumstruktur: Anwender können nun einfach TEXMF-Verzeichnis-Teilbäume … Weiterlesen →

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TeX Live 2017 released

Posted on June 4, 2017 by TeXblog Feed

Today TeX Live 2017 has been released. Some of the changes: TeX Live manager (tlmgr): new shell mode, that allows scripting. Commands are like invoking tlmgr with options. For interactive use but especially useful for scripting. TEXMF tree structure: users … Continue reading →

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Ein LaTeX-Editor-Projekt auf Kickstarter

Posted on May 22, 2017 by TeXwelt Feed

Zunächst las ich es auf es gibt ein Kickstarter-Projekt zum Entwickeln eines freien Open-Source-Tabellen-Editors für LaTeX. Er wird in JavaScript geschrieben und kann auf Webseiten gehostet werden. Das Ziel des Projekts ist, die Erstellung von komplexen Tabellen zu vereinfachen und … Weiterlesen →

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A LaTeX editor project on Kickstarter

Posted on May 22, 2017 by Stack Exchange TeX Blog Feed

At first I read it on there’s a Kickstarter project for creating a free and open source…

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Wiley partnership with Overleaf enables author collaboration

Posted on May 18, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

HOBOKEN, NY- 18 May 2017 - John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa and JWb), is pleased to announce a new partnership with Overleaf, a cloud-based, collaborative authoring tool, that makes writing, editing and submitting research for publication quicker and easier. This new partnership reflects Wiley’s commitment to offering exceptional author service and will further enhance the publication experience for authors by enabling straightforward collaboration and offering significant time-saving on writing, formatting and submitting articles to Wiley’s journals.

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Guest Post Feature: How to Promote Consistency in Collaborative Writing

Posted on May 18, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Founded in 1997, Scribendi is one of the world’s oldest and largest online editing and proofreading companies—providing clients with fast, reliable, and affordable language services. In this post Scribendi shares some invaluable advice to help ensure consistency within collaboratively-written documents.

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Overleaf Product Update: May 2017

Posted on May 15, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

We’re always working to make Overleaf better by introducing new features and improving existing ones. Here’s a short update on what we’ve been up to lately: My Projects Dashboard Pagination Controls Journals and Services Menu – Academic Journals Search Project Views Count Performance Improvements Click the links above to jump straight to that section, or click below to read the full post.

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Taming LaTeX’s Page Layout: A Visual Template and Toolset for Book Authors

Posted on May 11, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Have you ever struggled to configure a book layout with LaTeX—setting the paper size, book page size (trim size) and margins? In this post we explore the relationship between LaTeX's model of the page and the conventional model used within the world of print and design. Using a set of Google Slides, which contain detailed page-layout illustrations, we show, step-by-step, how to formulate some very simple equations which provide a link between LaTeX's layout model and a typical specification that might be produced by a book designer or print-on-demand company. We also present and discuss a brand new Overleaf template which offers an implementation of those equations and provides visual page guides and rulers to preview your book's text area and margins:

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Wie definiert man ein neues Gleitobjekt?

Posted on May 8, 2017 by TeXwelt Feed

Dieser Beitrag ist zuerst auf Englisch in Clemens’ LaTeX Corner erschienen. Foreword Wir kennen alle die zwei Gleitobjekte table und figure, die von fast allen Dokumentenklassen definiert werden. Immer mal wieder braucht man allerdings ein weiteres Gleitobjekt. zum Beispiel benötigen … Weiterlesen →

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Markdown into LaTeX with Style

Posted on April 25, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Who says LaTeX can’t be fun! Building on work published in an earlier blog article, this post shows how to use LaTeX and markdown to produce your own mini-booklets—perhaps a weekly planner or a story book for children. In this post we’ll demonstrate the possibilities by creating some recipe booklets.

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What's in a Name: A Guide to the Many Flavours of TeX

Posted on April 20, 2017 by Overleaf Feed

Perhaps you’ve heard of, or read about, something called “TeX”, “LaTeX” or “pdfLaTeX”—or any one of the multitude of similar-sounding terms—but you aren’t quite sure what they actually mean? If so, then this article is for you: a non-technical background to explain the many variations of TeX-based software: LaTeX, pdfTeX, pdfLaTeX, XeTeX, XeLaTeX, LuaTeX, and LuaLaTeX—what they mean and why they exist.

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