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Here is a small bag of tips and tricks that I use to improve the handling and presentation of images in publications, which I want to share with you. Use non-floating images Most people think that the only way to insert an image in a publication is by using the LaTeX environment \begin{figure}...\end{figure}. This has many advantages but also many ...


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My contribution is the little package gridleno.sty whose code I include below. This package was designed to enhance the functionality of grid.sty regarding the difficult task of grid typesetting in double column LaTeX documents. The package still needs a lot of improvements, this is only a starting point. The package was conceived to help producing lecture ...


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You may be interested in pgfornament. \PassOptionsToPackage{svgnames}{xcolor} \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage[object=vectorian]{pgfornament} %% http://altermundus.com/pages/tkz/ornament/index.html \usepackage{lipsum,tikz} \newcommand{\sectionline}{% \noindent \begin{center} {\color{DarkViolet} \resizebox{0.5\linewidth}{1ex} {{% ...


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This my submission in the other category for the Show Off Your Skillz in TeX & Friends Contest. I call it TypoTux, this is more like a hack than a usual typographic layout. See source and detailed description below the picture. % TypoTux % Created by István Szántai % Compiled with pdflatex using TeX Live 2011 % % Use it as you like, but please send ...


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I had to prepare certificates for a workshop recently and this is how I did it. First, I prepared a border using smartdraw and called it border-2.jpg. Since certificates are given to many, I used datatool package. I used the particulars of participants in a .csv file namelist-1.csv like this: degree,Name,Dgn,subject,inst,place Dr,Abdul Ali,Assistant ...


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I prepared a two page sample of my lecture notes. The general book design is heavily inspired by Edward Tufte, R. Bringhurst and the tufte-latex-class. Then, with the advent of e-books, I wanted something that can be prepared for many different reader devices. It turned out that LaTeX is about the perfect tool to achieve this. I came up with some kind of ...


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Now with pgfornament.sty. The idea comes from the psvectorian package of Patrick Fradin and a lot of things are inpired from it. I added another package tikzrput to emulate the macro \rput from pstricks. You can find it here Update I made a new version of the example e02 from psvectorian that you can see in Herbert's answer. In this example I used the ...


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Here's one possibility using TikZ; \chapterdecoration is automatically invoked using the last optional argument of \titleformat for \chapter as given in arsclassica.sty: \documentclass[headinclude,footinclude]{scrbook} \usepackage[eulerchapternumbers,pdfspacing]{classicthesis} \usepackage{arsclassica} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{lipsum} ...


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Macro package: ConTeXt (ver: 2011.10.20) Engine: LuaTeX Category: Other Block comments in TeX In \TEX\ \type{%} creates a line comment, i.e., \TEX\ ignores the material % CHECK: use text instead? from \type{%} until the end of the line. As a result, often % CHECK: use sometimes instead? you have to bream lines just to comment some material. % The line ...


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In general: \rule{width}{height} macro: \newcommand{\sectionline}{% \nointerlineskip \vspace{\baselineskip}% \hspace{\fill}\rule{0.5\linewidth}{.7pt}\hspace{\fill}% \par\nointerlineskip \vspace{\baselineskip} }


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The decorations library can be used to all kinds of stuff like this. Unfortunately it is slightly verbose. \usetikzlibrary{decorations.markings} \begin{scope}[very thick,decoration={ markings, mark=at position 0.5 with {\arrow{>}}} ] \draw[postaction={decorate}] (-4,0)--(4,0); \draw[postaction={decorate}] (4,0)--(4,2); ...


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Academic submission: This document is part of a project I am working on for my students- it consists of problems, examples, and solutions (at the end). The final document will be many more than 4 pages, but this part gives a flavour :) First of all, to help you decide if you want to read the rest of my answer :), here are screen shots of my 4 pages Some ...


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My entry (which I suppose falls into the other category) is just to show off a little snippet of code that I developed when typesetting a programme for a play. A slightly fancier list style was needed for people's names than anything built in, and I got one by abusing TeX's hyphenation mechanism to insert pretty bullet points rather than hyphens. You can ...


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I created a document in which Rubik's cube is built from small cubes and demonstrated: %Author: Count Zero %*free to be reused both partially and integrally by anyone* \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pxfonts}% change the font from Computer Modern to Adobe Palatino \usepackage{marvosym}% special characters used in the document :) \usepackage{tikz}% ...


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I'd like to add a humble contribution to the contest. But beware, don't expect too much. After all, it's me. :) Before the code is properly unveiled, I'd like to provide some background, so everybody will understand why I came up with it. There we go. Background I'm the coordinator of a small choir in a parish. I decided to come up with a personal ...


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Here is a proof-of-concept solution for drawing the coil by parametrizing it and drawing the front and back parts separately using plot paths: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} % Define a formula for the coil. % This is what the numbers mean: % 0.3 ... how far the rings are apart % 0.4 ... how ...


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Try this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fourier-orns} \begin{document} \Huge \hrulefill\hspace{0.2cm} \floweroneleft\floweroneright \hspace{0.2cm} \hrulefill \end{document}


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Unfortunately, it doesn't calculate the score. Requires the latest release of PGF. \documentclass[tikz,border=5]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{shapes.geometric} \def\lettertoscrabblescore#1{% \def\tmp{#1}% \expandafter\count\expandafter0\expandafter`#1\relax\advance\count0 by-65\relax% \ifcase\count0\relax% ...


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I have not built entirely the certificates but it's easy to complete the frame. \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{concrete} \PassOptionsToPackage{dvipsnames,svgnames}{xcolor} \usepackage[object=vectorian]{pgfornament} \begin{document} \begin{center} ...


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Mi little contribution with niceframe and wallpaper packages: \documentclass[landscape]{article} \usepackage{wallpaper} \usepackage{niceframe} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{ulem} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{geometry} \geometry{tmargin=.5cm,bmargin=.5cm, lmargin=.5cm,rmargin=.5cm} \usepackage{multicol} \setlength{\columnseprule}{0.4pt} ...


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There are two approaches you can use. One is to import a picture and accurately place the text over it using the overpic package (see http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/45023/963 for some macros and a key value approach to assist in placing the text). The second is to build the certificate from scratch. If you want a fancy and modern border use the braids ...


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Edit: A general solution to apply some some styles (like put an arrow in the middle) to each segment of an arbitrary path. There are two styles: the on each segment style uses the show path construction decoration of decorations.pathreplacing library to apply some styles (its argument) on each segment of a path. the mid arrow style uses the method of ...


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with the PSTricks package psvectorian you can create something like this: \documentclass[]{book} \usepackage[svgnames]{pstricks} \usepackage{psvectorian} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}(-5,-5)(5,5) \renewcommand*{\psvectorianDefaultColor}{blue}% \psframe[linewidth=0.4pt,fillstyle=solid,fillcolor=Beige](-5,-5)(5,5)% % ...


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This is a point to start Picture Code \documentclass[11pt]{scrartcl} \usepackage{tikz,pgfornament,tikzrput} % altermundus.com/pages/tkz/tikzrput/ \usetikzlibrary{decorations,decorations.text} % altermundus.com/pages/tkz/ornament/ \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw[ultra thick] circle[radius=6cm] circle[radius=7cm] ; \draw[line ...


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Code saved in pgflibrarydecorations.mypathmorphing.code.tex \usepgfmodule{decorations} % coilup decoration % % Parameters: \pgfdecorationsegmentamplitude, \pgfdecorationsegmentlength, \pgfdeclaredecoration{coilup}{coil} { \state{coil}[switch if less than=% 1.5\pgfdecorationsegmentlength+% ...


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The web-O-mints package offers here another option; a little example: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[vmargin=2.5cm]{geometry} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{fourier} \usepackage[nopar]{lipsum} \newcommand\deco[2]{% \par\vspace{1ex} \begin{center} ...


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I have a suspicion that I'm breaking too many rules with this submission. In particular: Include things that a more-or-less everyday document can benefit from. The purpose of this document is to provide a benefit for those times when you can't use TeX. Limit your document to a few pages, maximally three or four. I get kinda verbose when I get ...


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memoir document class has facilities to draw these "totally sweet" anonymous breaks. See section 6.7 Fancy anonymous breaks (page 109-111) of the manual for details.


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I do not think I understood you clearly. But, is it like this? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.pathmorphing,patterns} \usetikzlibrary{calc,patterns,decorations.markings} \usetikzlibrary{positioning,snakes} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[every node/.style={draw,outer sep=0pt,thick}] ...


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(A modification of Caramdir's solution using Ulrich Schwarz's answer to ”Applying a postaction to every path in TikZ”.) \makeatletter \tikzset{nomorepostaction/.code={\let\tikz@postactions\pgfutil@empty}} \makeatother \begin{tikzpicture}[ every path/.style={ very thick, postaction={nomorepostaction,decorate, ...



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