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
MarkdownPresenter is a very simplistic markdown presentation editor and viewer that uses markdown to create pdf slides. Especially its simplicity makes it a good choice for quickly creating some slides - for which other tools would easily be too bloated. This posts focuses on the basics of using MarkdownPresenter.
We frequently need to mail pdf files that are too big for regular mail services, such as a 40MB pdf file with a maximum 10MB send restriction. In such situations quick and effective pdf compression comes in handy that does not reduce the quality to a level of the file becoming unusable.
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.
Once in a while I need to manipulate multiple vector graphics at once (mostly svg, but could be embedded in pdf as well). For this purpose I list those commands I regularly resort to below, either directly as command or embedded into small command line scripts. Most of the examples require the vector graphics editor … Continue reading Vector graphics: batch manipulation on command line
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