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Re: How to write a "proper" math document

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  • From: JUN <noeckel at>
  • Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2011 05:41:16 -0400 (EDT)
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Of course I agree that Mathematica is really convenient for this kind
of quick and easy document preparation, with the ability to export to
many reasonable formats such as PDF, and XML.

But just to set the record straight, because it was mentioned as an
important feature that TeX doesn't offer: in LyX on Mac OS X
(mentioned by Murray as a LaTeX frontend), you can in fact paste PDF
directly from the clipboard.


On Jul 14, 6:24 pm, Andrzej Kozlowski <a... at> wrote:
> You explained what everyone (or almost everyone) knows but omitted the
> only interesting part.  That is: copying *a part* of a pdf and pasting
> it into another pdf to get a third one. I don't think TeX is of any help
> with that. You can do it with the full Adobe Acrobat, but it is not free
> and it is not nearly as simple as selecting a part of a pdf with the
> mouse, copying it (only on the Mac) pasting the selected part into
> Mathematica, adding some more stuff, and printing to pdf.
> Andrzej Kozlowski
> On 14 Jul 2011, at 11:22, Murray Eisenberg wrote:
> > Producing a single pdf output file is today trivial in TeX -- in fact,
> > that's often the default.
> > Inserting a graphic via a mark-up command in the source (which would
> > then be included, in its entirety, in sch a pdf output) is straightforw=
> > But with TeX, even copy-and-paste with a graphic is simple if you use
> > the LyX interface to LaTeX.

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