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Re: Re: Publicon

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  • Subject: [mg70979] Re: [mg70950] Re: Publicon
  • From: Benoît Carmichael <benoit.carmichael at ecn.ulaval.ca>
  • Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2006 01:39:31 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <ei4m3f$dnm$1@smc.vnet.net> <ei9oql$218$1@smc.vnet.net> <200611021148.GAA15692@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: benoit.carmichael at ecn.ulaval.ca

email at email.com a écrit :
> An additional user opinion about Publicon. I bought Publicon when it
> went out and used it a lot to write reports which were targeted to
> LaTeX. I strongly agree with your "you have to be patient enough to
> develop a way of working"... I always managed to obtain what I wanted,
> but with patience. Ma patience ran out when I wanted to control from
> Publicon where my long equations would be split in LaTeX. Again, I
> found a way to do it, but it is annoying since it asks to edit the
> LaTeX file after translation. I must say that I am also quite deceived
> that it has been so long since the release of  1.0.1. It is a nice
> product, priced quite low, but many little things have to be improved
> and improvement takes a while to show up.
> 
> Personally, a few months ago,  I have switch to using Mathematica for writing
> small reports (agree with you that it would be wonderful to have
> Publicon capability within Mathematica) and BaKoMa TeX World (which is also
> very reasonably priced) for LaTeX stuff.
> 
> GL
> 
> On Wed, 1 Nov 2006 09:19:17 +0000 (UTC), "Steve Luttrell"
> <steve_usenet at _removemefirst_luttrell.org.uk> wrote:
> 
>> I use it because it is the best way that I can find to transfer material 
>>from Mathematica to LaTeX. Publicon is still only at version 1.0.1, so you 
>> have to be patient enough to develop a way of working with it that 
>> circumvents its foibles.
>>
>> I wish Wolfram would include Publicon-like capabilities in Mathematica 
>> itself.
>>
>> Steve Luttrell
>> West Malvern, UK
>>
>> "rees" <reesevans at gmail.com> wrote in message 
>> news:ei4m3f$dnm$1 at smc.vnet.net...
>>> Is anyone currently using Publicon? I've just started using it, but
>>> have found no recent references to it on the web. Thanks.
>>>
> 
> 

I cannot agree more with you.

I purchased Publicon when it came out hoping that it would work well in 
tandem with mathematica to produce technical paper. I found quicly that 
mathematica output cells could not always be paste directly in publicon 
documents. In particular, i realised that some cells become uneditable. 
At the time, I contacted Wolfram staffs on this aspect and they 
conformed me that I had discover a bug in publicon. As far as I know, no 
patch have been posted to correct this problem. I gave up lately and 
decided to go back using mathematica only.

I suspect that publicon did not sell well which lead to no further 
developpements.

-- 
Benoît Carmichael
Professeur titulaire
Département d'économique
Pavillon J.-A. de Sève
Université Laval
Québec (P.Q)
G1K 7P4
Tél.: (418) 656-2131 #5442




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