Re: Original Book Uses Combined Sections

Delmar Larsen <dlarsen@...>

On 5/8/2019 9:22 PM, Ryan Kinchen wrote:
The book that I am working with has sections that are combined (such as Section 1-3, Section 4-7, Section 8, etc.). Should I split these into individual sections and do my best to allocate the proper material to each section?

There are no distinguishing headings throughout the combined sections, and some of these sections are rather short.

Separate them into different pages if you can. If not, keep the as is and we can restructure after everything is in.

Furthermore, the equation numbers throughout the LibreTexts pages are hideous if we follow the original formatting.

Yes, this is weird. Separating properly will fix this.

Please see the following screenshots:

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Delmar Larsen, Ph.D.
LibreText, Found & Executive Director
https://LibreTexts.org

Original Book Uses Combined Sections

Ryan Kinchen

The book that I am working with has sections that are combined (such as Section 1-3, Section 4-7, Section 8, etc.). Should I split these into individual sections and do my best to allocate the proper material to each section?

There are no distinguishing headings throughout the combined sections, and some of these sections are rather short.

Furthermore, the equation numbers throughout the LibreTexts pages are hideous if we follow the original formatting.

Please see the following screenshots:

Re: Labeling Equations

Christina Yeo

Thank you so much!

Re: Labeling Equations

Strange, I thought I replied to this already but it doesn't seem to show so my apologizes if this ends up being a double answer:

Yes, please DO change the format to the Libretexts format.

Part of the strength of integrating texts from various sources is that we standardize the format so books can be mixed and matched as instructors see fit so it is important to keep a consistent equation numbering.

MAKE SURE you use the "\ref" command when you reference equations, DO NOT ENTER THE NUMBER when you reference an equation. If you reference an equation by the number (e.g. 2.1.3) it will no longer be referenced correct if an instructor use that page in a different part of their book.  Check this page to see how to properly reference equations and let me know if you have problems or more questions

Labeling Equations

Christina Yeo

When I add a displayed formula ($$...$$), libretexts labels the equation automatically for me, but it's different from the labels in the original textbook and I'm not sure if that's okay and how to change it. The book references back to the equations, like "according to equation 2.3..." but it's labeled as 2.1.3, so I've been changing the reference to match the labels that I have, but again I'm not sure if that's okay :(

Re: take long picture on screen

Are you trying to create images from a pdf? If so you can use https://pdftoimage.com/

Re: category question

Delmar Larsen <dlarsen@...>

On 4/7/2019 7:50 AM, rebelford@... wrote:
I am trying to include a welcome message on a category page, but can't get the LibreText background to disappear, even if I use a template like NOTE (which I am doing).  Here is the page

Those boxes are meant for topic pages primarily. I added a box that works for your purposes.

https://chem.libretexts.org/Courses/Intercollegiate_Courses/Cheminformatics_OLCC_(2019)

I tried text background (see the lines below the "show categories") with different size and used spaces before/after lines, but it is ugly!

I wish to put a "welcome message" on this category, and maybe a "Forward" to the entire course.  I can do that in a Guide, no problem, but the background of the category is really annoying.  How do we get rid of it, or embed an object that we can type text in?  The only other thing I can think of is to use an image of the text, but that does not seem the smart way to do this.

You don't want too much text in a category, it is just the front end (like the front page of a textbook).

But we are announcing this on several lists, and need to make the landing page explain what the course is about (and what an OLCC is).

Cheers,

Bob

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Delmar Larsen, Ph.D.
Founder and Director of the LibreTexts libraries

category question

Robert Belford

I am trying to include a welcome message on a category page, but can't get the LibreText background to disappear, even if I use a template like NOTE (which I am doing).  Here is the page

https://chem.libretexts.org/Courses/Intercollegiate_Courses/Cheminformatics_OLCC_(2019)

I tried text background (see the lines below the "show categories") with different size and used spaces before/after lines, but it is ugly!

I wish to put a "welcome message" on this category, and maybe a "Forward" to the entire course.  I can do that in a Guide, no problem, but the background of the category is really annoying.  How do we get rid of it, or embed an object that we can type text in?  The only other thing I can think of is to use an image of the text, but that does not seem the smart way to do this.

But we are announcing this on several lists, and need to make the landing page explain what the course is about (and what an OLCC is).

Cheers,

Bob

Re: take long picture on screen

Delmar Larsen <dlarsen@...>

There is no great way.

It is a pain if the source material is not in a format that is conducive to extracting the image figure. If you make the screen shot too small, then the resolution goes to junk.

On 4/4/2019 1:01 PM, thucao@... wrote:
Hi, does anyone know how to take a long picture that is not fully appear on screen (you need you scroll down for a long pic).
Usually, I take two part of a big picture then I have to use photoshop to combine them in one.
Does anyone know another way to take whole screen picture?
Thank you

Re: How to attach alternative text to figures in the LibreTexts editor

Delmar Larsen <dlarsen@...>

Edit, right click the image, select image properties, there you go.

On 4/4/2019 7:30 PM, Josh Halpern via Groups.Io wrote:

Hi,

How do you attach alternative text for screen readers to LibreTexts figures.

Josh Halpern
Outreach Team Chair
LibreTexts
jhalpern@...
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Delmar Larsen, Ph.D.
Founder and Director of the LibreTexts libraries

How to attach alternative text to figures in the LibreTexts editor

Josh Halpern

Hi,

How do you attach alternative text for screen readers to LibreTexts figures.

Josh Halpern
Outreach Team Chair
LibreTexts
jhalpern@...

take long picture on screen

thucao@...

Hi, does anyone know how to take a long picture that is not fully appear on screen (you need you scroll down for a long pic).
Usually, I take two part of a big picture then I have to use photoshop to combine them in one.
Does anyone know another way to take whole screen picture?
Thank you

Re: Best way to add my own figures - upload to LibreTexts or somewhere else and link?

Delmar Larsen <dlarsen@...>

Dawn:

We don't have a system to the same level as Wikicommons. However, we can hook up a Depot of sorts to house them (we have something on chemistry for the same reason), but it is not a mini-database like wikicommons.

Now that I think of it, if we make a page up for each image, we can then tap into the meta-tags infrastructure of the entire database including tagging licensing and descriptions and any other aspects of importance. Give me a few days to think about it and consult with others before opening it up for business.

Delmar

On 4/1/2019 7:22 AM, Dawn Sumner wrote:
I have several dozen images I want to integrate into my geo LibreText. I will use a number of them on multiple pages and it would help to have them tagged. Is there a way to create a "database" of images within the LibreText context? Or should I upload them elsewhere (like Wikimedia Commons) and link to them?
Thanks,
Dawn
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Delmar Larsen, Ph.D.
Founder and Director of the LibreTexts libraries

Best way to add my own figures - upload to LibreTexts or somewhere else and link?

Dawn Sumner

I have several dozen images I want to integrate into my geo LibreText. I will use a number of them on multiple pages and it would help to have them tagged. Is there a way to create a "database" of images within the LibreText context? Or should I upload them elsewhere (like Wikimedia Commons) and link to them?

I want them CC-BY-NC-SA licensed.

Thanks,
Dawn

Re: A question of displaying an equation

Vincent Chen

Thanks for your instructions!
VIncent

Re: A question of displaying an equation

Delmar Larsen <dlarsen@...>

highlight and erase formatting and see if it fixes itself.

You will note that I revamped section 1.1. That is the general format I want you to follow (irrespective of the typesetting of the original content).

Delmar

On 3/29/2019 12:35 PM, Vincent Chen wrote:
I have a question displaying an equation, and I have no diea. Can anyone help me with this?
Here is my code:

And here is the display:

How this happens?

Re: regarding left and right align

Delmar Larsen <dlarsen@...>

I would use a standard HTML table via the editor toolbar instead of using mathjax to render the table.

On 3/23/2019 9:10 PM, Jing Yue Chen wrote:
Hello, I've attached an image of what I am having trouble with coding below, but in short I'm having trouble achieving both left and right alignment using \hfill.

thank you!
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Delmar Larsen, Ph.D.
Founder and Director of the LibreTexts libraries

regarding left and right align

Jing Yue Chen <djychen@...>

Hello, I've attached an image of what I am having trouble with coding below, but in short I'm having trouble achieving both left and right alignment using \hfill.

thank you!

Re: trouble getting rid of parenthetical references at the end of multiline equations

Seeburger, Paul (Mathematics)

​You can use the \begin{align*} and \end{align*} version to align without the equation numbering.

Paul Seeburger

Professor of Mathematics

Monroe Community College

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Rochester, NY  14623

585-292-2946

www.monroecc.edu/wusers/pseeburger  (Faculty webpage)

https://sites.monroecc.edu/multivariablecalculus/ (NSF Project website)

www.monroecc.edu/faculty/paulseeburger/calcnsf/CalcPlot3D/ (NSF Project Visualization JavaScript App)

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Hi all,

I am having trouble with trouble getting rid of parenthetical references at the end of multiline equations. I am using the \begin{align} and \end{align} format for these multiline equations so I can align them by the equal signs on each line, but I can't get rid of the references and I thought that wasn't supposed to happen as long as I use the  format??

Re: trouble getting rid of parenthetical references at the end of multiline equations

Delmar Larsen <dlarsen@...>

try adding \nonumber or \notag to the latex code

On 3/11/2019 1:17 PM, Jing Yue Chen wrote:
Hi all,

I am having trouble with trouble getting rid of parenthetical references at the end of multiline equations. I am using the \begin{align} and \end{align} format for these multiline equations so I can align them by the equal signs on each line, but I can't get rid of the references and I thought that wasn't supposed to happen as long as I use the  format??

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