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LyX 2.1.1 released PDF Print E-mail
News - LaTeX Editors
Written by Stefan Kottwitz   
Sunday, 20 July 2014 23:45

LyX got a small maintenance update, the current version is now 2.1.1. It's important to update, if you already use v2.1.0, since there's a serious bug which was handled now: with 2.1.0 data loss could occur when LyX would crash during saving, leaving the document fiel corrupted. Though the exact cause is not clear yet, the developers implemented a workaround: now LyX renames the original file bevor saving, keeping it as a temporary backup. This file could be used for restoring, just in a case of such a crash.


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Improve your BibTeX files with BetterBib PDF Print E-mail
LaTeX's Friends - BiBTeX
Written by Nico Schlömer   
Sunday, 22 June 2014 12:26

You know the drill: When writing a scientific paper, correctly referring to related work is both tedious and important. Sometimes, you know the author and the title, but it takes time to find out exactly when and in what journal other papers are published, or you are just to lazy to fill in the page numbers and the DOI by hand. BetterBib is now here to help you out with these tasks.


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LaTeX Tricks (VIII) PDF Print E-mail
LaTeX - General
Written by Luca Merciadri   
Monday, 12 May 2014 12:11

We will begin by exposing new tricks, i.e. how to

  1. write ‘closed’ square roots,
  2. insert blank pages,
  3. ask the reader to turn the page,
  4. write bold words in an index,
  5. divide a cell by a diagonal,
  6. draw ‘product integrals’,
  7. understand what happens when \mathcal has a lower-case letter argument.

We will then consider an uncommon example of what one can do with LaTeX, in link with its Turing completeness.


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TeX Live 2014 pretest started PDF Print E-mail
News - LaTeX Distributions
Written by Stefan Kottwitz   
Saturday, 19 April 2014 10:08

TeX Live 2013 is now frozen, and before the release of version 2014 there is a pretest time. So while stable installations can remain untouched, interested users can already install the new TeX Live 2014 for testing it.


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TikZ and PGF 3.0 released on CTAN PDF Print E-mail
News - LaTeX Graphics, Figures & Tables
Written by Stefan Kottwitz   
Friday, 28 February 2014 11:33

PGF / TikZ 3.0 has been published on CTAN. It's been already available on SourceForge for some days, but since the upload on CTAN we can consider the release as official and installable on TeX Live and MiKTeX using the package managers.

A lot of new features has been added to TikZ, still there's a focus on perfect backward compatibility.

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Contest: Write an Article - Win the LaTeX Companion! PDF Print E-mail
LaTeX Community - Contests
Written by Stefan Kottwitz   
Sunday, 20 October 2013 11:59

LaTeX-Community.org is glad to be able to offer a free copy of The LaTeX Companion ebook, the author Frank Mittelbach provided a download code for the ebook version, which is available as bundle in EPUB, MOBI and PDF format. One of our users can win it!

The prize

The LaTeX Companion

It's the newly published ebook Version of the LaTeX Companion written by Frank Mittelbach, Michel Goossens, Johannes Braams, David Carlisle, and Chris Rowley. From the book's web page:

The LaTeX Companion has long been the essential resource for anyone using LaTeX to create high-quality printed documents. This completely updated edition brings you all the latest information about LaTeX and the vast range of add-on packages now available--over 200 are covered! Full of new tips and tricks for using LaTeX in both traditional and modern typesetting, this book will also show you how to customize layout features to your own needs--from phrases and paragraphs to headings, lists, and pages.


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TeX Live 2014 released - what's new PDF Print E-mail
News - LaTeX Distributions
Written by Stefan Kottwitz   
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 10:31

TeX Live 2014 is has been released and is now available for download. Let's have a look at the changes.


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LaTeX2e got an update PDF Print E-mail
News - LaTeX
Written by Stefan Kottwitz   
Sunday, 04 May 2014 20:46

Today an update of LaTeX2e has been released on CTAN. The previous update dates back to June 27, 2011. LaTeX2e has been stable for a long time, there are mainly maintenance work and bug fixes.


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pgfplots 1.10 released PDF Print E-mail
News - LaTeX Graphics, Figures & Tables
Written by Stefan Kottwitz   
Friday, 07 March 2014 16:19

Version 1.10 of pgfplots has been released. It offers a new solution for fill the area between plots. Until now, people could use stacked plots to achieve such fillings or program it on their own. pgfplots now does it also with a focus on a minimum of required compiling time.


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LaTeX Reference in German available for free PDF Print E-mail
News - LaTeX
Written by Stefan Kottwitz   
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 17:35

At Lehmanns there's now a LaTeX reference available for free, written by Herbert Voß, in German language:

http://www.lehmanns.de/latex-referenz

You can order it for free as a soft cover book, or download it as PDF file.

On 32 pages the reference lists the most important LaTeX environments and commands with syntax and meaning, and it contains a list of LaTeX counters and lengths.

DANTE members will automatically get it together with the next DTK.

 


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Now available as ebook: The LaTeX Companion 2ed PDF Print E-mail
News - LaTeX Community
Written by Stefan Kottwitz   
Tuesday, 15 October 2013 20:11

The famous LaTeX Companion in its second edition is now available in ebook formats: EPUB, MOBI, and PDF. There's no DRM protection, the ebook is just watermarked.


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