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Monday, June 20, 2011

LaTeX: More Than Just Academic Papers and Theses

Update 2 July 2011: OK source code uploaded per request, see link below.

So my slides for the talk on LaTeX during MOSC2011 are done and available for download. (This version without animations etc. to minimise the file size. Updated and corrected 30 June 2011; Thanks to Stefan Kottwitz, Felipe and Per for pointing out some mistakes.)

As mentioned before, it won’t be a tutorial, rather I plan to give teasers of what LaTeX is capable of beyond the usual journal or conference articles. I have undoubtedly left out many interesting use cases, so please don’t flog me if I haven’t included your favorite package or class! ;-) But do drop me a line and we’ll do a future post on it.

(Update: See this post about the Beamer theme used for the slides.)


  1. Cool! Could you possibly post even the source file (i.e. the original LaTeX version of your slides)? This would enable everyone to compare the source code with the result!
    Thank you.

  2. Anon, I would like to, but currently my source code is still a horrendous mass (mess) of commented code and symbolic links all over the place. T_T I'll post the code when I manage to clean things up a bit... eventually.

  3. Great post! The presentation really serves its purpose (as a teaser), and has drawn the attention of many of my colleagues. Thank you for such brilliant work.

    As with previous commentator, i would also like to see your source files. It will be a good source of education for us to make excellent slides such as this .

  4. Anon@11:15pm Thanks! Glad that it's caught you and your colleagues' fancy. :) I'll see what I can do with the source code (cleaning up).

  5. I second the notion for source code. :) Would be really insightful for future reference/usage, the slides look great!

  6. OK source code uploaded, see link in post. Enjoy! :)

  7. Thanks a lot! Appreciate it.

  8. Very nice overview of LaTeX potential! I didn't even know it could do some of these things. Thank you.

  9. Thank you for the great overview. I had no idea Gantt charts could be done via TikZ!