[pstricks] PracTeX Journal 2008-2

lcarnes at pctex.com lcarnes at pctex.com
Wed Aug 27 22:34:01 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

<http://tug.org/pracjourn/2008-2/wholeissue/>Whole 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.

<http://tug.org/pracjourn/2008-2/madsen/>Page 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.

<http://tug.org/pracjourn/2008-2/walden/>Travels 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?

<http://tug.org/pracjourn/2008-2/distract/>Distractions: 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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