[pstricks] [pracjourn-announce] PracTeX Journal 2008-2

Lance Carnes lcarnes at pctex.com
Wed Aug 27 09:46:16 CEST 2008

The 2008-2 issue of The PracTeX Journal is now 
online.  Below is the Table of Contents.

The next issue has the theme "LaTeX and TeX on 
the Web".  Let us know your favorite LaTeX or TeX 
web site, and if you would like to contribute an 
article or note.  mailto:pracjourn at tug.org

We hope you enjoy this issue.

Best regards,
Lance Carnes

<http://tug.org/pracjourn/>The PracTeX Journal
An online journal containing articles and news 
about TeX, LaTeX, and related publishing tools.

<http://tug.org/pracjourn/2008-2/editor/>From the Editor
In this issue

Next issue: LaTeX and TeX on the Web

Editorial: A handy reference for Class & Style?

<http://tug.org/pracjourn/2008-2/feedback/>Feedback from readers
Letters to the editor.

<http://tug.org/pracjourn/2008-2/news/>News from Around
TUG2008; User group news; Math font videos

Issue PDF for PracTeX Journal 2008-2
The entire issue as a single PDF file (4.7MB).

<http://tug.org/pracjourn/2008-2/clsandsty/>Class & Style ­ An introduction
The editors respond to a reader who wrote:

An article that I would certainly read with 
enormous interest would have the title "Compleat 
Idiot's guide to using .class and .sty files". In 
other words a blow-by-blow description of how to 
use those types of files for someone very new to LaTeX.

<http://tug.org/pracjourn/2008-2/zheng/>Go Game Positions with METAPOST
Wentao Zheng. This article introduces a method of 
drawing Go game positions with MetaPost. It 
begins with how the Go game is modeled in the 
MetaPost language, then explains the detailed 
implementation, and ends with some examples of Go game positions.

Styles on steroids (or, memoir makes page styling easy)
Lars Madsen. Designing a page style has long been 
a pain for novice users. Some parts are easy, 
others need good LaTeX knowledge. In this article 
we will present the Memoir way of dealing with 
page styles including new code added to the 
recent version of Memoir, that will reduce the pain to a mild annoyance.

<http://tug.org/pracjourn/2008-2/carnes1/>Opinion: Enduring LaTeX documents
Lance Carnes. The title of this opinion piece may 
seem a little strange. After all, if I keep my 
document source files safely stored away, and 
have a LaTeX system to format them, they should 
always work, right? Well, sometimes. More often 
than not, though, a set of LaTeX files more than 
a few years old will probably not format the same 
today as they did in the original edition.

in TeX Land: A bigger experiment with ConTeXt
In this column in each issue I muse on my 
wanderings around the TeX world. In my column in 
the 2007-2 issue I tried a small experiment with 
using ConTeXt. In this issue I describe an 
additional, quite extensive, effort to use 
ConTeXt -- to create a picture book for a "slide 
show" I was involved in creating a number of years ago.

<http://tug.org/pracjourn/2008-2/asknelly/>Ask Nelly: Q&A
How do I center only the last line of a paragraph?

How do I get the first and last entry of each index page in its header?

Fun packages ­ sudoku solvers
The sudokubundle and lasudoku styles are ways to 
have some fun with LaTeX, and at the same time 
learn more about how packages are used and 
developed. sudokubundle was created by Peter 
Wilson of Herries Press, and lasudoku was written 
by Zachary Catlin of Purdue University. We will 
show how to use these packages to print a sudoku 
puzzle, and solve it. These packages use LaTeX 
only, with no help from outside programs or scripts.

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