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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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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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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.

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Video 1 LaTeX and BibTeX

Video 2 Overleaf and BibTeX

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Improve your academic writing with Writefull.

Improve your academic writing with Writefull.

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.

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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.

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TeX Live 2022

TeX Live 2022 is now available. This is the latest release of the popular LaTeX typesetting system, software, related software, packages, documentation and other related material(s).

Please give it a day or so, so that mirrors can be populated etc.

I will have a copy available at the next Paignton Library STEM Group on April 9th. The CTAN resources are useful, even if you are using websites such as Overleaf.

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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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Electronic Structures of Atoms

In Chemistry is important to know how electrons are arranged in their orbitals. The guide below is a really good explanation of this.

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If you are using LaTeX to write up reports, then it may be useful to be able to confidently type set how electrons are arranged in their shells and subshells.

if we take an example for Boron from the above website, we can type set this in $\LaTeX$ using math mode:-

$1s^22s^22p_x^1$

The result is a nicely typeset electron configuration.

This is not perfect as it should display the final x as a subscript (below) the the 1 as a superscript next to this. But it should be possible to fix.

This tutorial is sort of related but may be useful for drawing diagrams.

To draw the orbital diagrams you need to use :-

\usepackage{ amssymb }

Then in the document use

\upharpoonleft and \upharpoonright

$\upharpoonleft$ and $\upharpoonright$

For this article I used detexify to figure out the \LaTeX code for the graphics.

Update : 25/2/2022

Having asked on the OU forum about this, in this thread reply I have been advised to use the mhchem package and this will type set the orbitals much better.

\usepackage[version=3]{mhchem} % you may prefer the spacing using version=4
...
$\ce{1s^2 2s^2 2p_x^1}$

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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?

Firstly add this to your preamble

\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{
	colorlinks,
	citecolor=black,
	filecolor=black,
	linkcolor=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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1 LaTeX Project 2 Learn LaTeX 3 Scismic 4 Overleaf 5 Scismic's Recommended CV Template for Biotech and Pharma Jobs 6 Overleaf CV Templates 7 Overleaf cover letter templates 8 Tuxiversity Forum

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