l i n u x - u s e r s - g r o u p - o f - d a v i s
Next Meeting:
July 7: Social gathering
Next Installfest:
Latest News:
Jun. 14: June LUGOD meeting cancelled
Page last updated:
2005 May 29 00:26

The following is an archive of a post made to our 'vox-tech mailing list' by one of its subscribers.

Report this post as spam:

(Enter your email address)
[vox-tech] collaborative writing with latex
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[vox-tech] collaborative writing with latex

Hi everyone,

A colleague and I were recently talking about adopting LATEX as the format for 
dissertations and publications and the like, but always came up against a 
problem: collaborative writting efforts.

While it is ok for me to write all of my stuff in LATEX, sharing an editable, 
electronic version becomes complicated when working with others who have no 
interest in using LATEX as well. This is probably why M$ word is so 
widespread in this dept. 

We came up with a couple possible solutions consisting of sending parts to be 
checked in RTF or text format, while keeping the original in LATEX. This of 
course is not always a very feasible option, as collaborators often want to 
see and work with the entire manuscript with figures. 

Does anyone know of any existing methods of doing one's writting in LATEX, 
with the option of making it available for edits to others not using LATEX? 

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Dylan Beaudette
Soils and Biogeochemistry Graduate Group
University of California at Davis
vox-tech mailing list

LUGOD Group on LinkedIn
Sign up for LUGOD event announcements
Your email address:
LUGOD Group on Facebook
'Like' LUGOD on Facebook:

Hosting provided by:
Sunset Systems
Sunset Systems offers preconfigured Linux systems, remote system administration and custom software development.

LUGOD: Linux Users' Group of Davis
PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617
Contact Us

LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
based in Davis, California
and serving the Sacramento area.
"Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Sponsored in part by:
EDGE Tech Corp.
For donating some give-aways for our meetings.