other stuff

solving exercises

Improving exsheets

It has been quite a while since I first published exsheets – a package for creating exercise sheets with LaTeX – in Juni 2012. Since then it has gained a user base and a little bit of popularity as the number of questions on tex.sx shows. User questions, bug reports…

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music

LaTeX and music

Some of you probably already know that I also play a lot of music. Playing music in my case also requires writing lead sheets similar to the ones in the Real Book (for which I use MuseScore) and similar to ones you find in any other song book. For the…

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Customizing leadsheets

My leadsheets package is one of my newer packages. It seems to already have some fans – I get the occasional email asking for support and on github it has at the moment of writing 7 people who watch it and 5 stars. I wrote the first time about it…

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Bauklötze (c) Sabine Schmidt/pixelio

The Template Story

In the LaTeX community templates for documents are a recurring topic of discussion. I have written about it: LaTeX Templates (English) LaTeX-Vorlagen (German) Others have written about it: Minimale Vorlage vs. maximale Probleme (German) Minimale Vorlagen vs. maximale Vorlagen (German) It all boils down to this: templates often contain bad…

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Mouse (c) S. Hofschlaeger/pixelio

lot’s of links

As you know I have always had a long list of links on the right-hand or left-hand side of this blog. I have moved these to a dedicated page: the Link Library. I also added the possibility for you to submit new links which you think are missing from the…

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modern times

If any of my readers are as active on social media and would like to spread the word about this small niche blog: here you go – I’m on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mychemistry.eu Like it if you like it :) Addendum: There’s also a LaTeX User Group on facebook. So far it…

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Documents With Style

Last edited: 2015/07/10 People have asked me how I create the manuals of my packages, one has even asked me if I would write a document class similar to classicthesis. I am not going to do this but can provide my basic preamble settings. It is not very complicated, actually.

New German Q&A Site

About two weeks ago a new German Q&A (question and answer) site similar to TeX.sx has been started: texwelt.de/wissen. Detailed information in German can be found in the announcement post on the TeXwelt blog.