Template: title page for a book

I created a clean looking title page that can be used for a book (with multiple authors). I won’t be writing a lot on this template, as I’ve added comments to the TeX code of the template. If something is unclear, feel free to ask! standard featured image

Graphics related posts on LaTeX community

You probably know the largest LaTeX community on the web: by Sven Wiegand and Stefan Kottwitz. There is a large forum there, where a lot of questions are answered every day (also by me). Recently they started a contest, which can be found here. In short, it was asked to write a post about graphics in LaTeX. The result? standard featured image

Reset footnotes counter every page

A previous post on this blog explained how to make sure footnotes are placed underneath floats (which is not a standard in LaTeX). This post is written for another trick with footnotes: resetting the footnote counter for every new page. The way this will be done is by making use of the pfnote package, although numerous alternatives exist.

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Manage your labels with the showkeys package

Here’s another LaTeX trick that might come in handy. With the showkeys package, the labels you’ve defined are printed in the margins of the document. This way you have a perfect overview of which label is defined where and how they are called. The package affects the following commands: label, ref, pageref, cite and bibitem. standard featured image

Adding PDF metadata in LaTeX

When working on a LaTeX project of some value, you might want to add your credentials to the PDF metadata. This way, readers of the document will know who made the document and what its about without actually opening the document. Adding metadata might also be a good idea for copyright reasons, etc. As always, there are multiple ways of


Five minute guide to LaTeX

Together with a friend of mine, I’ve written a beginners guide for LaTeX. The main goal of the guide was to keep things simple and to convince MS Word users to write proper documents with LaTeX. The result? Four pages of text, explaining the basics of LaTeX. The content of the guide is filled with examples. This, in our opinion,


Two column journal article template

Today’s LaTeX template has a two column layout, which makes it suitable for a (scientific) journal article. The section headings are changed, as well as the font of the document. Furthermore a header is added to the pages. I tried to create a clean looking article. Judge yourselves if I succeeded in doing that. The description in this post will


Create a simple nomenclature with the longtable package

There are plenty of LaTeX packages that enable users to create a nomenclature (also called glossary or list of symbols); some make use of makeindex or xindy, others use bibtex. I think a nomenclature adds a great amount of value to theses or other large documents, but setting up a system to maintain one is a bit of a pain