Want an easy way to get rid of margins in a pdf file on Linux? For example, when embedding the pdf file as figure somewhere? Then pdfcrop might be the tool for you. It is an extremely easy (probably the easiest possible for such a tool), quick, and reliable tool to sove your problem.
I’m frequently in the situation of being required to quickly create a handful of slides on the go/on the road. The slides are typically used at a quick meeting where I benefit from some supporting slides. Because in the end I can use my laptop for the slides, converting any type of slide source information … Continue reading Markdown pandoc slides: easy and quick ways to create slides from markdown with pandoc
git latexdiff accounts for checking out the different version of a Latex file as well as comparing them with latexdiff in a single command: you only need to specify which latex file and versions should be used for the comparison.
I tend to do presentations using LaTeX and Beamer, while working on Linux and using TeXLive as LaTeX distribution - which all work fine. But sometimes I need to share these PDFLaTeX compiled presentations with people using Windows and Adobe Acrobat Reader as their pdf viewer. The feedback I usually get back: your pdf is broken, error 131. And frankly, that seems to be true.
latexdiff is a useful tool to determine changes between different versions of latex files and highlight them in a pdf (similar to MS word does with tracking changes). latexdiff-git is a wrapper around latexdiff optimized for git (and mercurial, but we'll only look into git here). With it you can specify a latex document file … Continue reading latexdiff-git: highlight changes between revisions of latex files managed in git
I’m regularly using LaTeX+Beamer for my presentations. It’s an easy and consistent way to obtain good looking and layout consistent presentations. For using Beamer in general, there are many good tutorials out there (see Google). So I’m trying to provide some information concerning special cases that I’ve stumbled across in my presentations, and that might … Continue reading Hints for creating presentations using LaTeX and Beamer