publicon to latex translation

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg62162] publicon to latex translation*From*: Kenneth Gilbert <kgilbert at olemiss.edu>*Date*: Sun, 13 Nov 2005 02:08:41 -0500 (EST)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

I have used Publicon for the past year and have produced camera-ready symposium papers with it. It has been a pleasure to use for that purpose. For publications requiring translation to Latex (journals, books, etc.), it is quite another story. My attempts at using the APS format (RevTex4) and translating to Latex have been totally unacceptable to me. It appears Publicon cannot even translate boldface math in a reasonable way. For example, if I want to use a boldface version of r to represent a position vector in an equation, Publicon uses \text{\boldmath $r$}. I am willing to do minor fixes on the Publicon translation to Latex but not the wholesale redo that seems to be necessary right now. I have sent my complaint to Wolfram, but have not yet gotten a reply. My impression is that the present version of Publicon (1.0.1.0) is not useful as a front end for manuscripts that have to end up as Latex. I would be interested in hearing the experiences of other Publicon users with regard to translation to Latex.