Wednesday, March 4, 2015

"LaTeX Beginner's Guide" by Stefan Kottwitz Available for Free Today (4 March 2015)

The LaTeX Beginner's Guide ebook by Stefan Kottwitz is available for free for 24 hours today (4 March 2015)! I've previously reviewed this book on this blog, and here's further information about the event.



This is a great book if you prefer a step-by-step tutorial approach to learning LaTeX. So if you're interested, go ahead and download it now!

Friday, February 27, 2015

LaTeX Class and Template for IIUM Thesis

Moaaz Elhag Ali (email address in the .cls file) has created a LaTeX thesis class and template for the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), by modifying the UMalayaThesis class files. He has requested that I host the files here so that it may benefit IIUM students. iiumthesis.cls and template files can be downloaded here.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Monday, December 29, 2014

Malaysian University Thesis Templates on Overleaf

There, I’ve gone and published my thesis document classes and templates on Overleaf (previously writeLaTeX).


At some point I’ll probably get round to uploading the university-themed beamer templates, too. :-)

(A little more information about Overleaf after the divider and disclaimer)



(Disclaimer: I provide LaTeX-related community support for Overleaf — so you probably won’t want to just take my word for the following; go try it out yourself! :-)

Overleaf provides an online collaborative environment for authoring and publishing research using LaTeX. One nice thing about Overleaf is the rich text mode — which hides most LaTeX stuff from collaborators who are not familiar with it.



Another nice thing is the commenting facility.



So if you’d like to use LaTeX to write your thesis but your supervisor balks at it, try introducing them to Overleaf’s rich text mode and commenting feature. They just might be convinced!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

umalayathesis Updated

The umalayathesis document class (for Universiti Malaya theses) has been updated — you can now include a Malay abstract in addition to the English abstract. Download here, or get it from bitbucket.

Friday, September 26, 2014

My slides source codes for MOSC 2014 talks

I presented something on Android Kernel/ROM at the Malaysian Open Source Conference (MOSC) 2014. I did my presentation with beamer. Here are the slides and the source codes at Github





Source at github, here

Thursday, September 18, 2014

IguanaTeX — a free, open-source LaTeX plugin for PowerPoint

(Reblogged from Jonathan Le Roux's G+ page)
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:

http://www.jonathanleroux.org/software/iguanatex/
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.

Jonathan


Give it a spin!