Featured Book

LaTeX Beginners Guide

Partner Sites

TeXwelt - Fragen und Antworten zu LaTeX
TeXblog
TeXample
TeX and LaTeX Resources and Articles
Latest Articles
Do you want to submit your own article? Learn how!

LaTeX Tricks (IX)

Luca Merciadri | Friday, 8 August 2014

We describe here how to

  1. display date & time in a standard format,
  2. write (draw) dash integrals,
  3. number rows in tables,
  4. use unhabitual punctuation marks: interrobang and percontation point,
  5. draw dependency arrows,
  6. distinguish between ConTeXt, LuaTeX, teTeX and XeTeX.

Note: I will use the word ‘Context’ for point 4. Here, ‘Context’ is to be taken in its first sense, not as ‘ConTeXt’.

The last section gives a LaTeX-related crossword puzzle.

Read more...

Improve your BibTeX files with BetterBib

Nico Schlömer | Sunday, 22 June 2014

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.

Read more...

LaTeX Tricks (VIII)

Luca Merciadri | Monday, 12 May 2014

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.

Read more...

MetaPost Basics: Drawing lines, curves and shapes and using color

Mari | Thursday, 12 September 2013

This ist the first of a series of articles, developed as a MetaPost tutorial. In this introduction to the basic features of MetaPost we want to go the first steps together. We will see little text but many examples. Each section will cover a single aspect of MetaPost.

Read more...

E-TeX: Guidelines for Future TeX Extensions - revisited

FrankMittelbach | Saturday, 6 April 2013

Shortly after Don Knuth announced TeX 3.0 I gave a paper analyzing TeX's abilities as a typesetting engine. The abstract back then said:

Now it is time, after ten years' experience, to step back and consider whether or not TeX 3.0 is an adequate answer to the typesetting requirements of the nineties.

Output produced by TeX has higher standards than output generated automatically by most other typesetting systems. Therefore, in this paper we will focus on the quality standards set by typographers for hand-typeset documents and ask to what extent they are achieved by TeX. Limitations of TeX's...

Read more...

LaTeX Tricks (VII)

Luca Merciadri | Wednesday, 20 March 2013

We shall see some tricks:

  1. Putting two itemizations on the same line,
  2. Using footnotes in boxes,
  3. Dealing with PDF cut-and-paste and search functionalities, even when you are using accented characters,
  4. Making a distinction with \overline for propositional logic formulae,
  5. Referring to labels by long names.

We will then discuss some problems people often face when dealing with many figures, and, more generally, floats, in reports. Finally, we will deal with a Beamer scheme which aims at using a single file for both a presentation, and the related report.

Read more...

TikZ Library for Structural Analysis

Jürgen Hackl | Sunday, 10 March 2013

At university it is always a very time consuming work to create new assignments, and tests; especially when those tasks include drawing graphics.

In the field of structural engineering those small structures are a key part for teaching. For this reason I developed, in cooperation with the Institute for Structural Analysis at the Graz University of Technology, a TikZ library for Structural Analysis.

Read more...

Installing TeX Live on Linux

Stefan_K | Wednesday, 9 January 2013

The following document contains installation instructions for TeX Live when using a Linux distribution. It was tested with TeX Live 2012 on Fedora Linux.

Read more...

LaTeX Tricks (VI)

Luca Merciadri | Saturday, 1 December 2012

Customizing a document class is important in the LaTeX world. We will here see two examples of this through the lettre document class:

  1. Removing line bending,
  2. Making the space smaller, between address, etc., and the beginning of the text.

Next, we will consider a small fraction of a bigger LaTeX problem: the encoding facts.

Read more...

Creating a glossary without using an external indexing application

Nicola Talbot | Thursday, 27 September 2012

There are a variety of packages (including my own glossaries package) that can generate a sorted list of terms or nomenclature, but they require the help of an external application, such as makeindex, to collate and sort entries. However some users don't like this, either because they find it difficult to invoke the indexing application or because they don't like the complexity of multiple LaTeX plus indexing runs. This article discusses how to by-pass the need for an external indexing application by using the datatool package to create sorted glossaries.

Read more...

Comments

avatar Gert
0
 
 
Going to put this aritlce to good use now.
B
i
u
Quote
Code
List
List item
URL
Name *
Email (For verification & Replies)
Code   
ChronoComments by Joomla Professional Solutions
Submit Comment
Cancel
avatar mklb1
-3
 
 
hello, I am having a problem with the "author" and "affiliation" while writing my paper. after compiling, I realize that the lines extend to exceed the margin, and even exceed the page. I included the code below, I anyone could help me on this matter it would be very much appreciated.

\documentclass[10pt]{article}

\usepackage{setspace}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{adjustbox}
\usepackage{float}
\linespread{1.3}
\usepackage[a4paper]{geometry}
\usepackage{epsfig}





\title{\textbf{TITLE ARTICLE}}

\author{AUTHOR1, AUTHOR2, AUTHOR3, AUTHOR4, \ AUTHOR5, AUTHOR6,
AUTHOR7, AUTHOR8, AUTHOR9, and AUTHOR10 \ \
REASEARCH AFF 1}

\date{\today}


\begin{document}
\maketitle
B
i
u
Quote
Code
List
List item
URL
Name *
Email (For verification & Replies)
Code   
ChronoComments by Joomla Professional Solutions
Submit Comment
Cancel
B
i
u
Quote
Code
List
List item
URL
Name *
Email (For verification & Replies)
Code   
ChronoComments by Joomla Professional Solutions
Submit Comment
 

Latest Forum Posts



Custom header
24/10/2014 12:32, johnny7

Re: Referencing APA 6th (Harvard) Style
24/10/2014 12:27, CrocoDuck

Re: merging LATEX files into one LATEX file (not a PDF or
24/10/2014 06:20, StarValkyrie

merging LATEX files into one LATEX file (not a PDF or othe
24/10/2014 05:02, akaplan1

Re: Header box using Tikzpicture: How to modify / add lines
23/10/2014 18:03, paveheikkinen

Re: Include child .tex with different class
23/10/2014 12:14, Alberto

Re: Question latex missing $
23/10/2014 09:18, Johannes_B

Re: Referencing APA 6th (Harvard) Style
23/10/2014 08:35, Johannes_B

Re: Include child .tex with different class
23/10/2014 08:24, Johannes_B

Question latex missing $
23/10/2014 04:33, Dezath