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How to crop and split a PDF online and in LaTeX but without using it

Submitted by Nicola Rainiero on 2015-03-29 (last updated on 2019-07-07)
Crop and split a PDF online just editing a quick template in LaTeX

Every time I have to break iteratively a series of pages in a PDF document or just to crop the white pieces, I need to use different software and to find manually the coordinates of the sections to cut and then adjust my old LaTeX template. It is an extenuating procedure that requires the use of external software and some compilations to fix the cuts. So I have written a new template to overcome these issues, thanks to TikZ and Overleaf or a local TeX editor with live update.


LaTeX and 2D structural mechanics diagrams

Submitted by Nicola Rainiero on 2013-09-17 (last updated on 2017-04-09)
LaTeX and 2D structural mechanics diagrams

Sometimes it's necessary to add to your reports several drawings in order to facilitate the comprehension of the calculus and data. LaTeX can solve this issue without using any external software but only through the Graphics packages. I show you how TikZ-MEC, a custom library written by Francesco Clemente, can help in the description of mechanical problems related to (internally and externaly) loaded structures.


LaTeX online? WriteLaTeX of course!

Submitted by Nicola Rainiero on 2013-06-10 (last updated on 2016-08-11)
LaTeX online? WriteLaTeX of course!

I would never have imagined that I could type a TeX file, view its real-time preview, download the resulting PDF, share it and much more in the Cloud... Yet using WriteLatex it is possible, also without a registration. That's amazing! Finally I can not only edit my templates on the net, but also I manage them from anywhere and on any device.


Thesis template with LaTeX

Submitted by Nicola Rainiero on 2012-12-26 (last updated on 2017-03-13)
Thesis template with LaTeX

Today, I will publish the template used for my thesis, it has been updated with the new glossaries package, cleaned and well commented. I think that it is still useful to writing this type of document and others and at the same time it contains some stimulus for reflection for whom is starting to elaborate complex books with table of contents, glossary and bibliography.