Marc von Dongen about his book LaTeX and Friends but also about LaTeX in general and what some of its big advantages are:
I wasn’t too serious when I posted “Is this going…” suggesting a package providing macros for creating galvanic and other electrochemical cells. Quite to my surprise I have gotten a lot of feedback and interest, though. This made me thinking:
Many of you might have wished to have proper templates for different types of documents. Indeed there is a website that offers a bunch of these, www.latextemplates.com.
Sometimes things go fast. This weekend a question on TeX.sx popped about how to create Bohr models with LaTeX.
In LaTeX-related forums every now and then an interesting question related to chemistry typesetting pops up. Here is a list of the ones I found most interesting. chemfig | Custom Arrows in Reaction Schemes chemfig | Cram Bond Bases Draw Bohr atomic model with electron shells in TeX? Can you …
Just a quick note: Joseph Wright has written a short series about ChemFig that is worth a look! Part I: ChemFig basics Part II: Customizing appearance Part III: Exploring ChemFig further
Every LaTeX user founds her- or himself at one point or the other explaining why she or he uses LaTeX, defending it against the accusation it was too complicated (well, it can be…) and struggling to explain what the benefits are. The last point gets harder and harder, especially if …
This has been sleeping for quite a while. Some new features here, some polishing there, correcting bugs, completely forgetting about if after I didn’t need it anymore… Well, here it is: ENdiagram. The package for the creation of potential energy curves. Another chemistry niche filled with a package.
I finished a new package: »acro«. This package extends the functionality of the existing »acronym« package but is considerably smaller than the great »glossaries« package.
After I read an article on latex-community.org I got intrigued: this sounded like a really comfortable way to automate my compiling process! So today I downloaded, installed and used Paolo Cereda‘s arara for the first time — and immediately fell in love with it.