Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Friday, September 26, 2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Hi! If you are using PowerPoint on Windows and are looking for a convenient way to insert LaTeX equations, I'd like to suggest trying out IguanaTex, which I am now in charge of developing:
It's a good and free alternative to the now apparently abandonned TexPoint.
The LaTeX displays created with IguanaTex support formatting (rotation, resizing, color fills, etc), animations, as well as inclusion in groups (even hierarchical): they can be edited while retaining all these properties.
I hope you like it.
Give it a spin!
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
- chances of my computer getting crashed is directly proportional to the importance of the document, for example - the chances of my computer getting crashed when I'm writing my report for the final year project is HIGHER compared to when I'm a writing a letter to ask permission for motorcycle sticker.
- chances of my computer getting crashed is inversely proportional to the time left for my deadline, for example - the chances of my computer getting crashed when I'm writing my report for the final year project when the deadline is tomorrow is HIGHER than the deadline 1 week ago.
This waste my effort and time.
FOUR good reason I found to start using LaTex for my thesis.
ONE. Scalability - As I mentioned earlier - the size of your document. Word (or even Open Office) can get slower when editing large documents with equations and figures. In LaTex, I break my thesis into smaller chunks (like one chapter per file) and then let LaTex combine them altogether. This also lead to more organizable and manageable documents.
TWO. Support - Excellent support from the web community, one such example is the Malaysian LaTex User Group blog. I can 'google' any matter related to LaTex and come up with a solution.
- You don't have time to learn it. - You' re reaching a deadline, you better stick with what you know first.
- Your document is already written - You had written your thesis in Word and need to submit in two days. Well my friend, I found no good reason to convert to LaTex and submit it.
Just google 'advantage and disadvantage of LaTex', you can find so many sources available out there.
- and many more ...
Thursday, May 8, 2014
The Blackboard theme may be useful for short talks with a little bit of fun:
I’ve a feeling that this DarkConsole theme would be popular with some developers.
And the Moreblue theme has a nice, airy feel about it: