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Using custom tex template example #25
I liked your liftr package, but i needed some refining like custom templates.
As student, I often have to produce reports in french, and even if there is no mandatory template, I created mine.
So I integrated it to liftr, because I liked how it works. I think it can be a good example.
It can be seen there:
Cons / issues:
Shows some (R)markdown features:
You can add your color in etude.tex file.
Anyway thanks for liftr, give me plenty reasons to procrastinate and an integrated Rmarkdown/latex writing workflow. I hope this will help people using and tweaking liftr.
Hi @Bakaniko ,
-this looks like an exceptional use case! Your project on customized LaTeX templates is really clearly structured. It demonstrates the flexibility of the liftr concept (while the package itself maintains a very low complexity), and its potential to serve as a general framework for creating complex containerized dynamic documents.
I'm delighted to see and will be actively collecting such interesting use cases. Please just let me know if there are any critical missing features you need in the liftr package in the future so we can make it better together.
Thanks so much,
Thanks for you kind comment.
Yes, liftr is flexible (thanks to the Dockerfile inclusions)
liftr respond very well to a concern I had, which is use produce pdf file from markdown with the LaTeX possibilities. And use docker so I don't need to install TexLive because it is quite heavy to maintain.
With the changes I made, I'm able to do what I want load templates and images from the same folder and use a custom font (luckily I can get it with apt). So know I'm pretty satisfy.
What I plan:
I don't know yet if l'll more feature from liftr. I'll have several occasions to use it (reports, master thesis), I'll come to you if that happens.
One thing might be useful is an orphan cleaning option, because every time you compile a document (I did it a lot) it creates a new container and it can get quite big if you don't pay attention.
Thanks again for liftr :) (I would like also to thanks @yihui, I think I would never thank him enough for all his work)
@Bakaniko You are welcome. Regarding:
That is one thing I really disliked about TeXLive and I have been thinking of creating a lightweight LaTeX distribution (about 100Mb in size) for years, and I will start working on it in the next couple of weeks.
@yihui I think a portable minimalist TeX distribution would be tremendously useful (for everything) -- love this idea a lot. Looking forward to it!
Yeah; I saw that last week.
Already made issues
Didn't had time yet to investigate more, but as always this new package from @yihui seems really promising.
Although we might need to think how to install package from CTAN too. Because, it is not so easy to do it manually (tried today to fix a small issue) compared to debian or CRAN packages.
What do you think ? Something similar to the last ones, included in the yaml header.