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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.


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.


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.


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...


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Pic for expressive LaTeX diagrams

aespinosa | Thursday, 21 June 2012

In my graduate work, I draw a lot of system diagrams which basically involves drawing a bunch of shapes with arrows. When typesetting my figures, I like using the Pic preprocessor because of its expressiveness. In the following post I will show how to use it.



avatar Gert
Going to put this aritlce to good use now.
avatar mklb1
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.



\title{\textbf{TITLE ARTICLE}}



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