Tag Archives: LaTeX

Four LaTeX Mistakes

From the excellent TeX Tips twitter feed I got a pointer to a useful article from John Cook. The article is about the top 4 LaTeX mistakes that Cook, a practicing mathematician, sees in books and articles. You might think … Continue reading

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Emacs Configurations for LaTeX

There's been a lot of tweets and posts on Reddit lately asking about Emacs configurations to support writing and . Here's an example from anasrchid. He asks the typical question: how should I configure Emacs and what packages should I … Continue reading

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Research Paper Workflow

In a comment on my post Why I Use Emacs, which was mostly a hat tip to Don Knuth's observation about enjoying your tools, Nick Higham points us to his post on the same quote. Higham is a mathematician whose … Continue reading

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Why LaTeX is Better Than Word

Many of you are aware, doubtlessly to your sorrow, of my many rants about Word and its evil brethren. If you care—and you should—what your finished writing looks like, you shouldn't be using Word. Journals and publishers who generate printing … Continue reading

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LaTeX Tips for Beginners

After years of resistance, I've come to like LaTeX and now prefer it—particularly through Org mode—over than troff. The thing is, I mostly don't write in LaTeX; I write in Org mode and just export the Org mode to LaTeX. … Continue reading

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Crossword

For all you puzzle constructors out there: How to create a crossword puzzle in LaTeX http://t.co/0BdZcYhRyA — TeX tips (@TeXtip) July 7, 2015 The cwpuzzle makes it really easy to typeset a crossword puzzle. If you want to try your … Continue reading

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LaTeX Templates

If you're a beginning or intermediate LaTeX user, you can probably produce pretty nice looking documents as long as the document is one of the standard types. If you want to produce slightly unusual documents—a homework assignment or résumé, say—you'll … Continue reading

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A LaTeX Tip

Here's something from John Cook that I didn't know: Use \phantom{} to insert white space the size of the argument. For example, \phantom{\pi} is an invisible \pi. — TeX tips (@TeXtip) February 23, 2015

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Using AUCTeX

Before I started using Org-mode for most of my writing, I typeset everything using groff. I occasionally used TeX but very little LaTeX. One of my New Year Resolutions is to learn more LaTeX. My recent post on Piotr Kaźmierczak's … Continue reading

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Using AUCTeX

Piotr Kaźmierczak has a nice post on why Emacs is the ultimate LaTeX editor1. The idea is that adding AUCTeX to the greatest editor in the world gives you an incredibly powerful LaTeX environment. Kaźmierczak is a Mathematician so his … Continue reading

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