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Custom LaTeX bibliography style files: Part 2/4

March 22nd, 2008 by Mark · 8 Comments

In this article, I will show the steps involved in creating a bibliography style file for the Journal Brain and include the relevant BST file for LaTeX, a powerful typesetting system available for all common platforms, including Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

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Custom LaTeX bibliography style files: Part 1/4

October 13th, 2007 by Mark · 10 Comments

As part of an ongoing series of articles on BibTeX, I will present examples of using BibTeX to generate and format custom bibliography style files to suit a wide range of biomedical journals.

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Tags: LaTeX · Research

Batch converting PDF to JPG/JPEG using free software

March 21st, 2007 by Mark · 40 Comments

It is often necessary to batch convert PDF documents and graphics into other formats. I explain how to do this using totally free software. Searching for PDF software using Google is fraught with difficulty — one ends up with endless links to commercial sites, who charge lots of money, mislead users into paying for software […]

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Tags: Free · Graphics · LaTeX · Open Source · Software

LaTeX, bibliography management and styles

February 13th, 2007 by Mark · 21 Comments

LaTeX is a powerful document typesetting system that I recommend for any large technical or academic work. LaTeX does have a significant learning curve, and works in a very different way to the modern WYSIWYG word processor, but the investment in learning this excellent system will pay dividends again and again. There are numerous front-ends […]

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Upgrading teTeX packages

February 13th, 2007 by Mark · 1 Comment

There are many distributions that provide complete TeX/LaTeX installations, for many different operating systems. I use teTeX on Mac OS X, installed via darwinports (now There are several packages that are increasingly out of date, and the author of teTeX recommends switching to an alternative distribution: TeX Live.

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