Re: fellow authors

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg92494] Re: fellow authors*From*: "Steve Luttrell" <steve at _removemefirst_luttrell.org.uk>*Date*: Wed, 1 Oct 2008 18:34:51 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <gbulcp$l4v$1@smc.vnet.net>

For technical authoring I find that Publicon (see http://www.wolfram.com/products/publicon/index.html) does everything that I want, and I have authored several thousand pages of technical reports/papers/books using it. I use it as a WYSIWYG front end that exports whole LaTeX documents (and other formats). The exporting process is programmable via conversion rules that you can embed in Publicon stylesheets, and I have used this approach to modify some of the standard Publicon LaTeX styles to produce the LaTeX that I require. The only real downside is that Publicon is still at version 1.0.1 so it has many ragged edges, but with patience you get used to this. In February 2008 I asked Wolfram technical support what sort of effort they were making in updating Publicon, and I got this reply from Yan Zhuang: "...we're still working on publicon. We all got sidetracked trying to finish M6, but now we're starting up again. We are actively coding a 1.1 release, and after that we will be integrating it into Mathematica as a paclet to exploit v6 features, and also as a stand-alone app, Publicon v2." -- Stephen Luttrell West Malvern, UK "1s1k" <pennsylvaniajake at gmail.com> wrote in message news:gbulcp$l4v$1 at smc.vnet.net... > For those that are writing a book using Mathematica. What program are > you using for the book, Mathematica? If so how are you setting it > up? > > I am making each of my chapters a separate note book, and using the > default setting. > > I have run across author tools in a book "Mathematica Navigator" by > Keikki Ruskeepaa. He used an Author program that was an add on in > mathematica 5. What I have found out about this program in version 6, > is that it is not very good. Is there another add on for writing a > text book? > > thanks > Prof. Jake >