First notice of speaker meeting and AGM: 22nd October, Oxford

The committee are making initial arrangements for our yearly speaker meeting and AGM. This initial notice is very much to allow for forward planning. This year’s meeting will be taking place on the 22nd of October at Trinity College in Oxford. The arrangements for the day have yet to be finalised, but based on previous years we would expect the formal AGM business to take place early in the afternoon,…

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LaTeX for Beginners course, 26th August 2011, UEA London

The UK TeX Users’ Group (UK-TUG) periodically runs training courses in using LaTeX. We are very pleased to announce a presentation of our beginners course, loosely entitled ‘Using LaTeX to write a thesis’. Content will include: Editing and compiling LaTeX documents Logical structure Chapters, sections, and other document divisions Including graphics Creating tables Bibliographies Dealing with large documents The course will be taking place on Friday August 26th in central…

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Developing training materials on GitHub

The UK-TUG beginners’ LaTeX course continues to be popular. Each time it is presented, there are minor adjustments to be made to the material. This is a collaborative process, and UK-TUG is keen that other people can benefit from and contribute to our work. The most current version of the material used for the course has therefore been made available on GitHub. Feel free to use the material, make suggestions…

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Training day success

Yesterday’s LaTeX beginners course was well-attended: 22 students came for the full-day of experience with LaTeX. The course was led by four volunteers from UK-TUG, and this seemed to work very well. For those people who could not make it, the slides and handouts are available in PDF format, or you can download the LaTeX source for both. We’ll be looking at the possibility of running a similar course again…

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LaTeX Training Course, 15th April 2011, Cambridge

The UK TeX Users’ Group (UK-TUG) periodically runs training courses in using LaTeX. We are very pleased to announce a presentation of our beginners course, loosely entitled ‘Using LaTeX to write a thesis’. The course will cover topics such as: Setting up LaTeX on a computer Creating basic documents Logic structure in LaTeX documents Including graphical material Bibliographies LaTeX Q&A The course will be taking place on Friday April 15th…

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Membership for 2011

Members will be receiving their latest Baskerville and TeX Live 2010 DVDs over the next few days. In the same mailing is the renewal form for 2011. Membership for this year is £10, and a form is included in the mailing. Alternatively, you can get an electronic copy from the membership page.

SEGM Voting results

The results of voting on the three motions put to the SEGM were as follows: Motion 1. 27 for, 0 against, 0 abstentions Motion 2. 27 for, 0 against, 0 abstentions Motion 3. 25 for, 1 against, 1 abstentions In addition, the committee received two e-mails containing votes which were outside of the period of the SEGM, which are therefore regarded as invalid. All three motions are therefore passed. There…

Notice of Special Electronic General Meeting

The Committee has called a Special Electronic General Meeting (SEGM) of UK-TUG, to run from 29/11/2010 (00:01) to 05/12/2010 (23:59), inclusive. Attendance of members at the recent AGM was not sufficient to hold a formal vote on the motions put to that meeting, and an SEGM is therefore being held to allow voting to take place. Motions Three motions are to be considered at the SEGM: That this meeting approves…

Chairman’s report

As reported earlier, Jonathan Fine presented his final report as Chairman of UK-TUG yesterday at our AGM. He has now made this available electronically, and it can be seen in PDF format or as the TeX source, but you can also read it here: I have been Chair of the UK TeX Users Group for four years now and am not standing for re-election. Although not a founding member of…

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