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August 6, 2022

How I Make Presentations Using LaTeX & Beamer

How I Make Presentations Using LaTeX & Beamer

This was posted to the Overleaf LinkedIn feed, so sharing here. The video covers how to make presentations that contain mathematical notation.

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May 10, 2022

Overleaf Webinar May 17

Date & Time(s): Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 10AM ET / 3PM BST / 7AM PT.

Topic: Intro To Overleaf Part II: Intermediate Features

Description

Our Intro to Overleaf Part II webinar is perfect if you want a deeper insight into how to best use Overleaf and make the most of your account access or subscription. In this webinar we’ll be covering:

• Creating a new project
• Adding Images and Tables
• Fixing errors
• Sharing your project
• Submitting your project to a journal

• Signup

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April 23, 2022

Make beautiful math graphics using Tikz & LaTeX

How to make beautiful math graphics using Tikz & LaTeX

This was posted to the Overleaf Linked in feed, so sharing here.

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April 16, 2022

Software Testing

Big Blue Button and Overleaf Testing

I am currently involved in testing various software resources, this include Big Blue Button and Overleaf.

Big Blue Button Testing

The instance of BBB I am using is hosted by Faircam, we have access to both the current stable release,but also the alpha release. This allows for testing of the software. I am part of the BBB developer google group, so can report issues and have just joined the Users' list to discuss there too.

Overleaf Online LaTeX Editor testing

With Overleaf, users are given access to new features to try out, so right now they are introducing a new editor, so the options are the Beta editor, Normal editor and the usual Rich text editor. As I prefer to just write in LaTeX, then I am using the normal editor, but also switching between that and the new test editor and can fill in a simple online form to give feedback on new features.

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April 8, 2022

How to Generate References with LaTeX (BibTeX)

How to Generate References with LaTeX (BibTeX)

Another LaTeX video, this time relating to creating a bibliography. This isn't using Overleaf, however the principle is similar. The Overleaf example file has a built in Bibliography example. I have found a video that covers this, so please see the second video below.

There are adverts every so often, but you can just skip these.

Video 1 LaTeX and BibTeX

Video 2 Overleaf and BibTeX

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April 7, 2022

Writefull, is a really useful extension to overleaf, that helps you improve your writing. It is designed to be integrated in to Overleaf, so complements really well. From experience, this works in Chrome but I am not sure if there is a specific plug-in for Firefox.

The narrator does seem to be talking rather fast, which makes it harder to follow. I did use the Youtube settings to slow down the speed to 0.75, which sort of improved this. To be fair, I am not sure if the narrators first language is English, so that may account for the speed he is talking. But it is not a barrier to watching the video, once slowed down, or even at normal speed.

There are adverts every so often, but you can just skip these.

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April 4, 2022

Tutorial for writing lab reports in LaTeX and Overleaf

So further to my previous overleaf post. This is a tutorial to show you how to make a simple lab report. It is about an hour long. But seems to cover quite a lot of ground. I am happy to help people with LaTeX, I would recommend using the forum (see links below), you should be able to tag me in with @PaulSutton.

There are adverts every so often, but you can just skip these.

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March 25, 2022

Writing scientific academic Articles

How to Write a Scientific Journal Article Using Overleaf – Academic Writing Tutorial

This is an excellent short video on the advantages of using Overleaf for Academic writing.

There are several abrupt stops for adverts, but the video is well worth watching.

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January 17, 2022

Scismic webinar January

I am looking forward to the next Scismic webinar 'event next month is 'LinkedIn for The STEM Jobseeker' which will take place in January.

Date : Wednesday January 19 2022 Time: 9:00 to 10:00 pm gmt

Tickets: : here

For details, please see the Scismic Website. I get access to these because I am signed up on their website (free).

If you are interested in a career within Biotech then these webinars are really worth checking out, as is Scismic. I would also recommend the CV template workshop they did in association with Overleaf a while back. Please see the Overleaf Webinars page for more details.

However these webinars / workshops are interesting anyway and have some useful ideas / advice etc.

January 4, 2022

LaTeX – Customising the Overleaf / Scismic CV

I made some modification to the Scismic CV template to make it suitable for my needs, however some of these modifications may be useful to others.

Firstly the sectioning on this is excellent, especially if combined with lists

\section{Education: The Open University}
\begin{itemize}
\item Certificate in Contemporary Science, Open University, 2012
\end{itemize}


What is also useful is being able to comment out individual entries. This is good if a specific course is not applicable to the post you are applying for. To do this just place a % at the start of the line.

%\item Planets: an introduction, (S196),                                2006


This is fine, but what about whole sections such as a specific job or volunteer entry?

\usepackage{comment} % allow comments


Then add this before and after the section you want to remove

\begin{comment}
\end{comment}


The nice thing about this, is that by commenting these out

%\begin{comment}
%\end{comment}


The entry is restored.

While not strictly needed you can add clickable urls in to your CV

\usepackage{hyperref} % allow urls in document
\hypersetup{
citecolor=black,
filecolor=black,
urlcolor=black
} % set up hyperref


Goes in your preamble, while using the following makes a line of text a url which people can click, use sparingly though.

\url{http://your-url.co.uk/}


I have also added page numbers, which can be useful.

\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\usepackage{datetime}

\fancyhf{}
\fancyfoot[R]{}
\fancyfoot[L]{\thepage}
\pagestyle{fancy}


This is not perfect, but does work.

Hopefully these tips are helpful to people. This template is really flexible and overleaf have quite a few very professional looking templates. [6] along with cover letter templates [7].

I have added a section on jobs and employment to my forum [8].

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