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Peter Flynn
TeX Users Group 2020
Your personal LaTeX bookshelf: improving your background in a time of lockdown
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LaTeX books spines bookshelf images
This paper describes the development of a LaTeX package to create a bookshelf image from a BibTeX file, suitable for use as a background for a video call in Zoom, Skype, or similar. Each entry is typeset as the spine of a book with title and author, using a randomly-selected font, color, and size. The pa- per describes the problems of random choice with both fixed-length and [potentially] endless lists, and the algorithm used to fit the author and title onto the spine. The package is available as bookshelf on CTAN for inspection and testing.
Silmaril Consultants
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