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TUGboat 26:1, 2005

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Practical TeX 2005 Proceedings (Chapel Hill, North Carolina)

This issue combines regular articles and other material with the Practical TeX 2005 conference proceedings.

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Complete issue 26:1 as one pdf (5mb)  
Inside front cover c2 
Contents ordered by difficulty c3 
Title page
 
General Delivery
From the president
  Karl Berry     [Introductory — TUG activities and information for 2005]
Editorial comments
  Barbara Beeton     [Introductory — typography and TUGboat news]
      Old TUGboat issues go electronic
      CTAN announcement archives
      Another LaTeX manual—for word processor users
      Create your own alphabet
      Type design exhibition “Letras Latinas”
      The cost of a bad proofreader
      Looking at the same text in different ways
      CSS on the web
      Some comments on mathematical typesetting
Hyphenation exception log
  Barbara Beeton     [Introductory — update to missed and incorrect U.S. English hyphenations]
 
LaTeX
Stacks in TeX
  Pedro Quaresma     [Advanced — stacks, for package writers, and commutative diagrams]
 
Graphics
Kissing circles: A French romance in MetaPost
  Denis Roegel     [Advanced — MetaPost construction of the “Apollonian gasket” of tangent circles]
10 
 
Software & Tools
Using the RPM package manager for (La)TeX packages
  Tristan Miller     [Intermediate Plus — using and building RPM packages for TeX]
17 
 
Practical TeX 2005
Conference program, delegates, and sponsors      29 
Impressions of PracTeX'05
  Peter Flom and Tristan Miller     [Introductory — comments on the conference from attendees]
31 
 
Keynote
The design of TeX and Metafont: A retrospective
  Nelson Beebe     [Advanced — historical review of the TeX system software design and development]
33 
 
Talks
A LaTeX fledgling struggles to take flight
  Peter Flom     [Introductory — incentives and barriers to learning LaTeX]
52 
The art of LaTeX problem solving
  Anita Schwartz     [Introductory — summary of strategies and resources for debugging LaTeX]
56 
Strategies for including graphics in LaTeX documents
  Klaus Höppner     [Introductory — introduction to common graphics formats and tools]
59 
Making a booklet
  Joseph Hogg     [Introductory — notes on useful packages and processes for booklet production]
63 
LaTeX on the Web
  Peter Flynn     [Introductory — review of LaTeX interactions with the Web]
66 
Beamer by example
  Andrew Mertz and William Slough     [Introductory — producing slide presentations via a series of examples]
68 
Batch Commander: A graphical user interface for TeX
  Kaveh Bazargan     [Intermediate — interactive parameter setting and instant feedback]
74 
Word to LaTeX for a large, multi-author scientific paper
  David Ignat     [Intermediate — conversion from Word and Perl manipulation of references]
81 
Biblet: A portable BibTeX bibliography style for generating highly customizable XHTML
  Tristan Miller     [Intermediate Plus — making Web pages from bibliographies in pure BibTeX]
85 
Prac'TeX 2005 abstracts
  Allen, Burt, Fehd, Gurari, Janc, Kew, Peter     
97 
 
News
Calendar      99 
 
TUG Business
Institutional members      104 
 
Advertisements
TeX consulting and production services      104 
Silmaril Consultants      101 
Joe Hogg      101 
Carleton Production Centre      101 
Personal TeX, Inc.      102 
River Valley Technologies      102 
Design Science, Inc.      102 
The LaTeX Companion, second edition, by Frank Mittelbach et al.      102 
Steve Peter      103 
Cheryl Ponchin Training      103 
MacKichan Software, Inc.      103 


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