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Re: fellow authors

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  • Subject: [mg92494] Re: fellow authors
  • From: "Steve Luttrell" <steve at>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2008 18:34:51 -0400 (EDT)
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For technical authoring I find that Publicon (see 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> wrote in message 
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> 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

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