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TUGboat 28:1, 2007

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Practical TeX 2006 Proceedings (Rutgers, New Jersey)

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Complete issue 28:1 as one pdf (7.4mb)  
Inside front cover c2 
Contents ordered by difficulty c3 
Title page
 
General Delivery
From the President
  Karl Berry     [Introductory — some TUG activities and information for 2006]
Editorial comments
  Barbara Beeton     [Introductory — typography and TUGboat news]
      Erratum: TUGboat 27:1 (EuroTeX proceedings);
      A new Korean TeX Society;
      LaTeX goes to the movies;
      Some TUGboat staff changes
 
Warnings
TeX's infinite glue is projective
  Donald Knuth     [Advanced — note about negative infinite glue]
 
Software & Tools
TeXML: Resurrecting TeX in the XML world
  Oleg Parashchenko     [Intermediate Plus — transforming XML input syntax through TeX to PDF]
Oriental TeX: A new direction in scholarly complex-script typesetting
  Barbara Beeton and Idris Hamid     
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Hints & Tricks
Glisterings
  Peter Wilson     [Intermediate Plus — stringing along; loops]
12 
The treasure chest
  Mark LaPlante     [Intermediate — selected new CTAN packages in 2006]
15 
 
LaTeX
paperTeX: Creating newspapers using LaTeX2e
  Ignacio Llopis Tortosa and María José Castro Bleda     [Intermediate — automatically generating a PDF newspaper from external sources]
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LaTeX news, issue 17
  LaTeX Project Team     [Introductory — latest LaTeX release notes: font encodings, graphics drivers, more]
24 
 
Practical TeX 2006
Conference information      26 
 
Keynote
How to create a TeX Journal: A personal journey
  Barbara Beeton     [Introductory — a look back at TUGboat experiences since its founding]
29 
 
Publishing
A lifetime as an amateur compositor
  David Walden     [Introductory — productivity with LaTeX and typesetting experiences along the way]
49 
TeX and medicine
  Elizabeth Dearborn     [Introductory — experiences in self-publishing a medical transcription dictionary with TeX]
61 
 
Teaching & Training
LaTeX at a liberal arts college
  Jon Breitenbucher     [Introductory — experiences introducing LaTeX in an undergraduate liberal arts setting]
65 
Design of presentations: Notes on principles and LaTeX implementation
  Boris Veytsman     [Introductory — writing effective presentations and implementing them in LaTeX]
70 
 
Software & Tools
Automatic report generation with Web, TeX and SQL
  Boris Veytsman and Maria Shmilevich     [Intermediate — creating high-quality project reports while minimizing overhead]
77 
Writing and checking complete proofs in TeX
  Bob Neveln and Bob Alps     [Advanced — verifying formal mathematical proofs with TeX and Python]
80 
 
Graphics
A beginner's guide to MetaPost for creating high-quality graphics
  Troy Henderson     [Introductory — introduction to MetaPost]
84 
Graphics with PGF and TikZ
  Andrew Mertz and William Slough     [Intermediate — graduated examples of graphics within LaTeX using a MetaPost-like syntax]
91 
Drawing medical pedigree trees with TeX and PSTricks
  Boris Veytsman and Leila Akhmadeeva     [Intermediate Plus — typesetting medical pedigrees graphically]
100 
 
Tutorials
Rolling your own Document Class: Using LaTeX to keep away from the Dark Side
  Peter Flynn     [Intermediate Plus]
110 
 
LaTeX
LaTeX resources
  Jim Hefferon     [Introductory — a sampling of useful documentation, web sites, programs, and packages]
124 
LaTeX for academics and researchers who (think they) don't need it
  Peter Flom     [Introductory — advocating LaTeX for scientists and dispelling myths]
126 
Hypertext capabilities with pdfLaTeX
  Federico Garcia     [Intermediate — introduction to the hyperref package, links, bookmarks, and more]
129 
Removing vertical stretch—mimicking traditional typesetting with TeX
  Kaveh Bazargan and CV Radhakrishnan     [Intermediate — a method for typesetting on a grid, including double columns and math]
133 
 
Abstracts
Prac'TeX 2006 abstracts
  Adams, Garcia, Höppner, Hummel, Moye, Peter, Wetmore     
137 
 
News
Calendar      138 
TUG 2007 announcement      139 
EuroBachoTeX 2007 announcement      140 
 
TUG Business
TUG 2007 election report
  Steve Peter     
141 
Financial statements for 2006
  David Walden     
145 
Institutional members      146 
TUG membership form      147 
 
Advertisements
TeX consulting and production services      148 


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