Taco Hoekwater
MAPS 2007.1 (English/Dutch)
MAPS 35, 2007, 1-54
maps.pdf (16658kb)
NTG's magazine

Taco Hoekwater
Redactioneel (Dutch)
MAPS 35, 2007, 1
01.pdf (227kb)

Taco Hoekwater
TUG conference 2007 (English)
MAPS 35, 2007, 2
02.pdf (398kb)
tug, san diego, announcement

Taco Hoekwater
René van der Heijden (Dutch)
MAPS 35, 2007, 3
03.pdf (124kb)

Hans Hagen, Taco Hoekwater
The MPlib Project — MetaPost as a reusable component (English)
MAPS 35, 2007, 4
04.pdf (86kb)
metapost, project, library, reuse

Hans Hagen
Tokens in Luatex (English)
MAPS 35, 2007, 5-8
05.pdf (97kb)
luatex, tokens, TeX internals

Taco Hoekwater
Integrating the pool file (English)
MAPS 35, 2007, 9-10
06.pdf (99kb)
luatex, metapost, string pool, programming
This short article discusses the method that is used in Metapost and luatex to integrate the string pool file into the program. This method allows the redistribution of a single updated executable in place of both a program and a data file, and this makes updating those programs easier on both the user and the developer.

Willi Egger
PDF / Tikz (English)
MAPS 35, 2007, 11-17
07.pdf (173kb)
graphics language, LaTeX, ConTeXt
For those who are looking for an alternative for external graphic drawing tools, PGF / TikZ offers a wealth of possibilities. PGF is a macro-package that, together with its user interface TikZ, comprises a kind of `graphics language' to build graphics inside the text as inline graphics or as pictures of larger size. PGF is a macro-package originally written for LaTeX. In the meantime it is also available for use within ConTeXt. The package comes with a large set of libraries for different kinds of graphics. There is extensive documentation and a tutorial. For support a mailing list and web-site are available. Users of the package with ConTeXt have to install the xkeyval package version 1.8. PGF and TikZ are distributed under the GNU Public License version 2.

Siep Kroonenberg
External graphics for LaTeX (English)
MAPS 35, 2007, 18-26
08.pdf (523kb)
graphics, converting, bitmap, vector, compression, eps, pdf, jpeg, lossy, lossless, resolution
In this article, we discuss graphics file formats, software to create graphics and procedures to convert them to LaTeX- and pdflatex-compatible formats.

Hans Hagen, Taco Hoekwater
Review: Alphabetgeschichten (English)
MAPS 35, 2007, 27-29
09.pdf (8867kb)
Hermann Zapf

Richard Hirsch
Folding Sheets for a Modular Origami Dodecalendar (English)
MAPS 35, 2007, 30-36
10.pdf (342kb)
metapost, tutorial
Twelve square sheets of paper can be folded in such a way that they can be assembled to a pentagon dodecahedron (origami). The single units are called modules, hence the name modular. If the sheets bear calendrical information at the right places, the dodecahedron shows the calendar for each month on its faces: the dodecalendar. In this article we let MetaPost calculate piece by piece the information that needs to be printed on the module paper to enable us to fold the modules and assemble the dodecahedron.

Mojca Miklavec
ConTeXt user meeting 2007 (English)
MAPS 35, 2007, 37-42
11.pdf (2352kb)
report, epen

Michael Guravage
EuroBachoTeX 2007 (English)
MAPS 35, 2007, 43-50
12.pdf (2416kb)
report, bachotex, eurotex

Frans Goddijn
Miktex installeren valt erg mee (Dutch)
MAPS 35, 2007, 51-54
13.pdf (684kb)
miktex, windows