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Archive for February, 2013

Firefox PDF viewer

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Firefox version 19.0 comes with an embedded PDF viewer. However, this viewer failed to properly display PDF files that have Greek text and have been prepared with XeLaTeX. I have contacted the PDF.js developers who were very helpful and suggested to install the development version: http://mozilla.github.com/pdf.js/extensions/firefox/pdf.js.xpi to solver the problem. Indeed, this version solved the problem and now I can read my PDF files with no problem. Thank you people for this great piece of Open Source software!

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February 21st, 2013 at 11:48 pm

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ShareLaTeX

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ShareLaTeX is a collaborative online LaTeX editor.  It seems more and more people are getting disappointed with word processors 😉

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February 19th, 2013 at 6:29 pm

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PDF scissors

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PDF scissors is a site that allows users  to crop a PDF file. This is particularly useful when working with pdfLaTeX and XeLaTeX since these systems can include PDF files as images. One can download a link to her desktop. Note that the application should be opened with /usr/java/bin/javaws, just in case your browser does not know how to handle the application.

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February 14th, 2013 at 11:16 pm

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WriteLaTeX!

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A friend of mine tweeted about a new site that allows people to prepare their LaTeX files online! The site is called writeLaTeX and it is free to everyone. From what I have seen, one cannot prepare XeLaTeX documents. Well,  I believe it would not be that difficult to modify the page so to allow people prepare XeLaTeX documents.

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February 14th, 2013 at 10:53 pm

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