TeX - LaTeX Weekly Newsletter
TeX - LaTeX Weekly Newsletter

Top new questions this week:

special circled frame number in beamer

Is it possible to customize frame number like figure below?

{beamer} {page-numbering}  
asked by user49875 23 votes
answered by Gonzalo Medina 21 votes

How was this tip box produced?

I presume Drew Neil (of Vimcasts.org fame) used some TeX typesetting engine (XeLaTeX?) to typeset his excellent book, Practical Vim. See a screenshot below. I really like the way his "tip boxes" …

{mdframed} {book-design} {tcolorbox}  
asked by Jubobs 22 votes
answered by Gonzalo Medina 25 votes

I need to write extra version for blind people without braille

I am writing a small math script and I also need to make version for blind people, but without braille. For example \frac{1}{2} shouldn't be literal fraction, but it should be 1 over 2. Can I override …

{macros} {accessibility}  
asked by Vizualni 21 votes
answered by Christian Hupfer 18 votes

Which primitives does LaTeX2e rename/move?

TeX's primitives can be renamed by macro formats/packages: this allows new/altered features or behaviours. Usually this is done such that the originals are still available ('renamed'): certainly …

{latex-project} {primitives}  
asked by Joseph Wright 17 votes
answered by Joseph Wright 14 votes

Why does PGF/TikZ 3.0 draw my simple layered graph as non-planar by default?

I have two questions: If I’m reading §30.4 “Crossing Minimization” of the PGF/TikZ 3.0 manual correctly, the layered graph drawing algorithm should have crossing minimization enabled by default. So …

{tikz-pgf} {tikz-trees} {graphs} {pgf-3.0.0}  
asked by hftf 16 votes
answered by percusse 7 votes

Force latex to show a square matrix as square

How can i force latex to print out square matrix as a square matrix with equal width and height in math-mode? I also read amsmath documentation, but don't found any useful help on it. For example …

{math-mode} {amsmath} {matrices}  
asked by meysam 13 votes
answered by Steven B. Segletes 5 votes

Which primitives does ConTeXt rename/move?

TeX's primitives can be renamed by macro formats/packages: this allows new/altered features or behaviours. Usually this is done such that the originals are still available ('renamed'): certainly …

{context} {context-mkiv} {primitives} {context-mkii}  
asked by Joseph Wright 13 votes
answered by Joseph Wright 9 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Texmaker (Windows version) - first use - Error: Log file not found!

This is my first time using a LaTeX editor. I installed the Windows version of Texmaker changing the C drive to D and leaving the rest of the install path the same. Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit …

{errors} {texmaker}  
asked by Guy Coder 5 votes
answered by Ian Thompson 11 votes

Why can't pdflatex print EPS figures?

The images in my paper are in EPS format. If I execute pdflatex to get a PDF version of my paper, the figures won't appear. I have to typeset using the latex command, and then convert the DVI file to …

{graphics} {pdftex} {eps}  
asked by Julian Lamas-Rodriguez 52 votes
answered by Joseph Wright 47 votes

Can you answer these?

use footnotesize when it's redefined by some template

I am submitting a paper to a conference proceeding. The proceeding's template redefines \footnotesize to \small as \let\footnotesize\small Is there a way to use the actual footnote size in the …

{fontsize}  
asked by user58955 2 votes

Help creating 3D solids of revolution in pgfplots?

I have done a lot of plotting in 2D using pgfplots but I am new to the 3D portion. I am attempting to illustrate a solid of revolution. For example, I have the area under the curve y = x^2 + 1 on the …

{pgfplots} {3d}  
asked by InsanesTheName 5 votes

How can i change the position of the year in the bibliography

I would like to change the position of the year in the bibliography using plainnat.bst. I've tried using the answer to this question(Changing position of year in natbib with plainnat style). I've …

{bibliographies} {natbib}  
asked by Rob 1 vote
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