TeX - LaTeX Weekly Newsletter
TeX - LaTeX Weekly Newsletter

Top new questions this week:

Detecting a symbol's final location in the PDF

We're using LaTeX to render a PDF with a form that will be filled in by humans, using a pen, and then fed to an OpenCV application for recognition. The form consists of questions with small squares ...

{pdftex} {pdf}  
asked by Alejandro Piad 19 votes
answered by David Carlisle 32 votes

Intersection of 5 ellipses

I would like to fill the intersection of each of my 5 ellisses with the same color (black for example). It works very well with two. But with a third or more, I don't know how to "save" the first ...

{tikz-pgf} {color} {intersections}  
asked by Doglain 13 votes
answered by Tarass 12 votes

\foreach with \newcommand how to use them together?

What I want to do is to shorten this \newcommand with a \foreach since this is just a very little part of what I will use. \newcommand{\CC}{{\mathbb C}} % the set of complex numbers ...

{tikz-pgf} {pdftex} {pgffor}  
asked by Oguzhan Yoruk 10 votes
answered by percusse 10 votes

Why does hyperref overrule so many things?

One very usefull package is the hyperref-package. However a lot of times this package interferes with other packages or structures within a LaTeX document. So what is it about hyperref that makes it ...

{hyperref} {incompatibility}  
asked by gebruiker 10 votes
answered by Mico 9 votes

# in conditionals in alignment tabs?

I am looking for ideas how to make TeX understand that when # appears both in the if-else and in the else-fi part of a conditional in an alignment tab, in the end there will never be more than one # ...

{tables} {tex-core} {conditionals}  
asked by Angel Tsankov 10 votes
answered by egreg 9 votes

Why did my TeX-related GUI program stop working in Mac OS X Yosemite?

For example, TeX Live Utility 1.17 and earlier will not work on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. If a shell task relies on the PATH environment variable to launch a command, rather than a fully-specified ...

{lyx} {osx} {sublime-text} {rstudio} {mac}  
asked by Adam Maxwell 9 votes
answered by Adam Maxwell 15 votes

How to get information about remaining free space?

following scenario: I want to automatically generate a newsletter with some small articles, which is working fine. (I am generating LaTeX-code with data from a small database). But now I want to ...

{spacing} {graphics}  
asked by Forty2 9 votes
answered by Ian Thompson 4 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How to write properly multiple authors in bibtex file?

I use Jabref to store all articles i need and bibtex4word add-on (in MS Word) to maintain the reference list. So, i would like to know hot to fill properly the "author" field in Jabref with multiple ...

{bibtex}  
asked by jacksonslsmg4 44 votes
answered by thiton 58 votes

Is there any way to do a correct word count of a LaTeX document?

Often assignments (or even papers) have a word count limit. That is not a big deal when using Word, but I don't know how to do that using LaTeX. My solution has been so far to compile the document and ...

{packages} {compiling} {word-count} {scripts}  
asked by Vivi 145 votes
answered by ShreevatsaR 83 votes

Can you answer these?

Creating a maintenance log on just one table

Since I couldn't find a topic similar to my question I hereby just post it. I've created a maintenance log where all steps are described in one big table. The table is filled with different options ...

{tables}  
asked by Kay 2 votes

How to set up forward/inverse searches with AUCTeX and Zathura

I haven't been able to find much on how to set up Zathura to work with AUCTeX/Emacs in terms of forward/inverse-searching. Has anyone been successful in this?

{emacs} {auctex} {forward-inverse-search} {zathura}  
asked by BeSlayed 3 votes

Lettered (rather than numbered) citations

A while back, you provided a very helpful answer to the following post: Need to change citation format from [1] to (a) I had a follow-up question regarding your answer. When I implement your TeX, ...

{bibliographies} {citing}  
asked by Reid McCargar 6 votes
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