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Written by Stefan Kottwitz   
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 15:10

Already in February, TeXdoc.net got a face lift. Today, it shines even brighter: when you start searching for a topic or a package, you get suggestions matching the characters as you type them. So, typing one, two or three letters could already show the documentation you are looking for. One click, and it shows the list of related documents. Try it!

TeXdoc is a project of Paulo Cereda and me. While I maintain the web server and the TeX installation, he contributes layout and programming for the interface.

TeXdoc runs on the dwoo PHP5 template engine. It provides an interface to the current TeX documentation. Today, it bases on TeX Live 2014 and its texdoc script. Via the server, you an access current manuals without having the newest installation or using an tablet like an iPad or a smartphone. Now, you even get auto-completion and auto-suggestions which you won't have at the command prompt.

The original motivation for TeXdoc.net was to provide a generic shortcut for web forums. By highlighting a package name, and clicking a button, you can generate a link to the package documentation. Handy while talking. It is integrated for example on LaTeX-Community.orgTeXwelt.de and goLaTeX.de by buttons and markup code but used anywhere people know the generic link syntax.

In addition, its OpenSearch feature works via the quick-search field in browsers such as Firefox.

 


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Why I like TikZ's Math library PDF Print E-mail
LaTeX - Math & Science
Written by Kpym   
Friday, 13 March 2015 11:49

Ford circles

I'm not a texpert. I'm a mathematician, that started programming on BASIC, then moved to C, C++, Java, PHP, Python and finally to JavaScript. Moving from one of this languages to another is easy, up to some syntactic sugar, it is time consuming but not so hard. I have never been able, nor attracted, to be honest, to program on TeX.

And for this reason when I discovered the math library, introduced with TikZ 3.0 almost a year ago, that allows us to use a syntax close to ordinary programming languages, I was so excited.

Let's start by one example to see how it works.


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Get the "LaTeX Beginner's Guide" ebook for free today (March 4) PDF Print E-mail
LaTeX Community - About
Written by Stefan_K   
Friday, 20 February 2015 16:06

I’m happy to tell you that today we provide the „LaTeX Beginner’s Guide“ as an ebook for free, for 24 hours. The normal price for the ebook is € 24.97, today it will be € 0,00. This was agreed with Packt Publishing and me as the author, and it will be valid only today, March 4, 2015.

For further information and updates and background production story you can visit: the forum announcement.

This is a special thanks to all LaTeX Community Forum members for their LaTeX support in this forum. I know, our experienced LaTeX supporters don’t need this book, but feel free to get it for curiosity. Your download will prove interest to the publisher, so I could offer them a revised updated edition.

Our LaTeX friends, who may be new in this topic, may benefit. And I thank all for their questions in our forum, because this forum would not exist without you!

We are always happy to welcome LaTeX friends in the forum, so it would be great if you would join us in the forum. I will answer any question to the book's contents there. Experts: our forum also needs your help, perhaps have a look at the unanswered questions. Are you able to answer one, even if it’s older? Orginal poster and later readers would be happy!

Update: the event on March 4, 2015, is over. I hope that everybody, who was interested, got the book.

More information:


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LaTeX Tricks (XV) PDF Print E-mail
LaTeX - General
Written by Luca Merciadri   
Sunday, 08 February 2015 13:11

After having looked at about 150 StackExchange pages of 50 topics (that sums up to about 7500 topics' names), I give you, in this article and in the next issue, the most interesting topics' answers to my eyes. Needless to say that

  • I did not read each topic on StackExchange,
  • I selectioned the ones I decided to read based on the topics' respective titles,
  • The topics that have not been considered here are not necessarily uninteresting! Moreover, I did not find a lot of uninteresting topics.
We will first begin by two additions in regard to [3], [4].


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LaTeX Tricks (XIII) PDF Print E-mail
LaTeX - General
Written by Luca Merciadri   
Sunday, 08 February 2015 12:44

We will here again consider many tips and tricks. This time, they will mostly come from [1].


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LaTeX Tricks (XI) PDF Print E-mail
LaTeX - General
Written by Luca Merciadri   
Sunday, 25 January 2015 13:27

Three subjects will be detailed:

  1. Using LaTeX syntax as an unambiguous way to communicate,
  2. Writing a bold \ell,
  3. Fonts' encodings.


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Unsolved LaTeX challenges PDF Print E-mail
LaTeX Community - About
Written by Stefan Kottwitz   
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 12:16

Besides following all active topics in the forum, I look through open topics and unanswered questions from time to time. Behind most questions, there's a LaTeX user who really needs help, so I'm glad to answer what I can, or at least to guide the way.

Now I share a list of interesting open questions with you. Perhaps you know an answer? Or you can show something which helps the fellow LaTeX users?

Still without any answer, last days, up to 2 weeks:

See the list and read more


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LaTeX Tricks (XVI) PDF Print E-mail
LaTeX - General
Written by Luca Merciadri   
Sunday, 08 February 2015 13:16

This is the second (and last) part of the tricks I found on StackExchange. First part began in the preceding issue. We will begin by a personal trick, and end by some inquiry about my LaTeX Tips & Tricks.


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LaTeX Tricks (XIV) PDF Print E-mail
LaTeX - General
Written by Luca Merciadri   
Sunday, 08 February 2015 13:06

We will here give three tricks:

  1. using a personalized \overline,
  2. boxing every digit of an integer,
  3. using \scalebox.
I will then expose my point of view about the LaTeX 2e learning curve, and give some of the most common beginners' mistakes.


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LaTeX Tricks (XII) PDF Print E-mail
LaTeX - General
Written by Luca Merciadri   
Sunday, 25 January 2015 13:31
  • Documents as a source of information
  • Tabular packages' purposes, conflicts
  • Same space in matrices
  • Logic inferences


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LaTeX Tricks (X) PDF Print E-mail
LaTeX - General
Written by Luca Merciadri   
Sunday, 25 January 2015 13:10

This is the Xth edition of my TUGboat `Tips & Tricks.' This time, we shall first see how to write `dancing text,' roman numerals, how to draw under and over braces on same elements, and how to display aligned (in)equations systems. We will then end by discussing on BibLaTeX and Biber, which constitute a promising alternative to BibTeX.


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