TeX - LaTeX Weekly Newsletter
TeX - LaTeX Weekly Newsletter

Top new questions this week:

Detect whether running on pdfTeX or Knuth's TeX for conditional include

Does anyone know a way to detect whether one is running in pdfTeX or Knuth's TeX? I want to be able to conditionally include extra features when a document is being built using pdfTex, but also ...

{macros} {pdftex} {plain-tex}  
asked by vancan1ty 18 votes
answered by Christian Hupfer 11 votes

Has anyone ever drawn a football field in latex?

Has anyone ever drawn a football field in latex? I know that could seem like a strange request. But I'm looking for a package that allows me to draw a football field.

{tikz-pgf}  
asked by ryuk 17 votes
answered by Alenanno 34 votes

Summary of TeX Capacity Limits

I seem to often run into capacity issues and have been upping the limits each time. There are several question on this site pertaining to these. However, there seems to be some conflicting information ...

{tex-core} {memory} {capacity}  
asked by Peter Grill 17 votes
answered by David Carlisle 4 votes

Draw an animated gif of trigonometry function

How is an animated diagram like this drawn? Here is what I could get if I try my best for the code: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz,pgfplots} \begin{document} ...

{tikz-pgf} {animations}  
asked by Thumbolt 17 votes
answered by Henri Menke 23 votes

Creating a multi-line colored box in LaTeX

I am trying to create a colored box in LaTeX that has two lines. I would like the text to be centered. Ideally, I want to be able to change the text font and the size of the colored box. So, an ...

{line-breaking} {tcolorbox} {text}  
asked by LanneR 12 votes
answered by Christian Hupfer 15 votes

Help needed to create a relatively complex page for the cover of a textbook

I would like to be able to create a page like the following: I am using PDFLaTeX, by the way. I tried playing around with the minipage environments, but while I get somewhere, there are always ...

{graphics} {minipage}  
asked by Maurice 11 votes
answered by cfr 9 votes

How to produce this table in latex with inconsistent lists/items?

I want to produce the first two rows of this 5-column table in LaTeX: As you can see it is a special type of tables where we see: itemized lists inside but inconsistently, ie. column 4 all rows ...

{tables} {macros} {itemize} {tabularx} {enumitem}  
asked by doctorate 10 votes
answered by Arash Esbati 7 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Embed LaTeX math equations into Microsoft Word

Let's say I have a (comparatively) lovely-looking document in LaTeX, full of lovingly typeset, (relatively) complex equations. Now, let's say some Philistines come along one day and decide that the ...

{conversion} {msword}  
asked by badroit 74 votes
answered by Werner 30 votes

How can I use BibTeX to cite a web page?

I'm looking to cite a number of web pages using bibtex and I was wondering if there was a specific template of the form @<template name here> for doing that. If you could use the following ...

{bibtex}  
asked by Chris Wilson 177 votes
answered by Juan A. Navarro 184 votes

Can you answer these?

Obtain a PDF animated from SVG animated

I have read Animations in LaTeX, but my question (I think) is different. I have an SVG animated file and I want to create the same animation in LaTeX, without rewriting the code. An example is this ...

{graphics} {pdf} {animations} {animate} {svg}  
asked by Giacomo Alessandroni 4 votes

Euler-Digits + siunitx hiding certain units (like Ohm)

It's been a couple of months since I last used my TeX, so I did some updates that became availabe (using MikTeX's software - Windows 7/64bit) and as of that moment, I noticed that my siunitx package ...

{xetex} {siunitx} {eulervm}  
asked by Guilherme Vargas 3 votes

Callback to be run at the end of the job

My Lua initialization script opens some files that are written to in the course of the run. I would like to additionally write some last bytes to them when LuaTeX is done processing all code. It ...

{luatex} {callback}  
asked by Kalrish 2 votes
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