LaTeX Templates is partnering with LaTeX Community
Written by Stefan Kottwitz
Sunday, 05 April 2015 16:12
The LaTeXTemplates.com website teamed up with the LaTeX-Community.org forum. The website provides a lot of carefully designed LaTeX templates for various purposes. Originally, users posted questions regarding the templates on the template site itself, while Vel as the maintainer provided support.
From now on, LaTeX-Community.org will provide support for the templates. So, LaTeX template users can expect to get help by more users. Our forum members gladly provide additional support. Vel joined our forum team as a moderator. He moved existing forums and topics to the LaTeX Community forum.
Sure, our LaTeX experts sometimes look sceptically at the common practice of using templates. But this refers to often outdated and unmaintained templates, for example oder student's templates at universities. However, LaTeXTemplates.com carefully creates, selects and maintains templates. Without doubt, a good template can give a quickstart to new users, while supporting the idea to separate content and design.
So, if you got a question regarding a template, visit the LaTeX Templates subforum on our site. A post at the top provides background information with download links and tag links. The forum is structured in themed categories. In addition, each template's topic can be accessed by it's tag, such as for example modern-cv.
All, feel free to explore! We also welcome LaTeX enthusiasts who join our effort in supporting LaTeX in general.
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!
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?
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.
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.
Get the "LaTeX Beginner's Guide" ebook for free today (March 4)
LaTeX Community -
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.
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!
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 , .