Category Archives: latex

Small fix for article class in plasTeX

I recently found a small error in plasTeX, the program I like to use to convert latex to html. Unfortunately, it looks like it is not being actively developed anymore, but since it is open-source, and it is written in python, which I know, I was able to figure out the issue in not too […]

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Em dash in LaTeX

My friend Daniel Reeves was recently discussing different ways to typeset em dashes. Here is the way I like to do it in LaTeX. GeSHi Error: GeSHi could not find the language tex (using path /home/robfelty/robfelty.com/wp-content/plugins/codecolorer/lib/geshi/) (code 2) Here is the resulting output: Notice how using spaces around the — can result in a dash […]

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Vim regex-fu for LaTeX

When writing a beamer presentation with LaTeX, I organize my presentation into sections and subsections. Frequently, the title of the first frame (slide) in a subsection has the same name as the subsection. Let’s say I start off with the following structure: GeSHi Error: GeSHi could not find the language tex (using path /home/robfelty/robfelty.com/wp-content/plugins/codecolorer/lib/geshi/) (code […]

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Blogging with LaTeX

The first question on reader’s mind must be — why use LaTeX to blog? Well, I have a pretty specific instance in mind, but I can imagine that others might be interested as well. This fall I am teaching a course on computational corpus linguistics at CU Boulder. I like to have some materials online […]

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Converting LaTeX to Microsoft Word with plasTeX and Open Office

Sample of LaTeX document converted to Word First of all, any LaTeX user might ask — why would I want to convert beautiful LaTeX into ugly Microsoft Word? The main reason is collaborators who want to use track changes. I recently sent a draft of a paper to some colleagues it two formats – .pdf […]

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