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Using open-source tools for documenting research

Using open-source tools for documenting research

Posted Jan 25, 2006 16:26 UTC (Wed) by roelofs (guest, #2599)
In reply to: Using open-source tools for documenting research by nix
Parent article: Using open-source tools for documenting research

Ah, thanks for the clarification.

Of course, from a practical standpoint, that means one needs to compile and install 2.09 first--and web2c before that, most likely--since no distribution of which I'm aware ships both. If you have lots of older documents and need only to do a one-time conversion to PDF (for example), that may be the simplest approach. But in general I'd expect most people would find it easier to modify the document(s). ;-)

Greg


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Using open-source tools for documenting research

Posted Jan 26, 2006 14:45 UTC (Thu) by fgrosshans (guest, #35486) [Link]

I think not: Latex2e has a compatibility mode, pretending to be latex 2.09 when it processes documents starting with \documentstyle instead of \documentclass .

Disclaimer: I never tested this functionnality.

Fred

Using open-source tools for documenting research

Posted Jan 26, 2006 19:49 UTC (Thu) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

The compatibility mode isn't terribly capable. It can handle simple documents.


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