Appendix for PLoS – get LaTeX supplementary figure annotations right!

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
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My last post was about how to compare two latex-files and create a PDF with changes tracked using latexdiff. I needed to do this in order to resubmit a paper to PLoS ONE that had been accepted with some revisions. In short – the editor wanted to see if I had done the job.

In this post I’ll show how I adjusted the figure annotations on supplementary figures using LaTeX.
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Track changes in LaTeX documents

Friday, September 20th, 2013
Commands, Science
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Credits: Hollee J. Chadwick and Eve Corbel

I wrote a scientific paper, submitted it to PLoS ONE and got it accepted with some changes. These days I usually edit text or scripts and use git version control to keep track of the changes. The journal, however, requires that changes are tracked in the revised document itself.

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PhD thesis, uiophd documentclass and home computer. Done.

Thursday, June 6th, 2013
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Using the uiophd documentclass in a latex file on your home computer:

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LaTeX to MS Word, Open Office or Libre Office Writer

Friday, May 24th, 2013
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So Writer2Latex works great, but what is the solution when you want to switch FROM editing text documents in LaTeX TO editing it softwares like MS Word? This sounds like a bad idea, but is often needed in order to collaborate on papers with non-LaTeX users (e.g. to use track changes and all that stuff).
I found this:

How to use latex2rtf inside Ubuntu is described here:

Adjusting large figures using LaTeX

Friday, May 3rd, 2013
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Typesetting my thesis I came across this problem:
I had a large figure (containing many panes) I wanted to print on one page with a caption underneath.

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So, it’s finally time to start typesetting my PhD thesis. I decided to go with LaTeX. Main reason: avoid format fuck-ups. The University of Oslo has their own PhD document class. The guidelines can be found here:

Now, my supervisors are not really familiar with LaTeX, which makes it hard to collaborate on these documents. However, writing documents in LibreOffice Writer and then converting them to tex-files which can be linked together and compiled into one “thesis document” proved quite easy. I just installed Writer2LaTeX. Here is how I got it to work with LibreOffice (in Ubuntu):

  1. Download Writer2LaTeX extension from this place
  2. Install the downloaded extension in LibreOffice (Tools -> Extension Manager -> Add)
  3. I got an error message and it looked like it had something to do with Java, so I ran this line (in terminal) to install some missing packages
    sudo apt-get install
  4. Finally I enabled the Writer2LaTeX extension and now I’m all set.
    (BTW – If the extension doesn’t appear in the manager at this step, try installing it once again)


If you’re an Ubuntu user like me – check out Gummi. Real neat for editing LaTeX.


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