Re: OT: Choice of OOo and LaTeX (Was: Tool for document management)
Douglas A. Tutty wrote:
> The output is PostScript
> so I kept a copy of GhostView (gv) running (watching the file) and
> whenever I wanted to see how things looked, just ran lout on my file to
> the same output file name.
Yeahhh, no thanks. I don't like coding HTML with the produce and peek
method of screwing it up.
> Talk to your publisher.
This presumes I have a publisher. I never said I did. I pointed out
that it appears that submissions are desired in two formats.
Implication being that when I am done with my work I'll be submitting it
to different places in the hopes of getting it picked up. Since I am
unaware of what company, if any, I will end up with I cannot make any
presumptions about any format they will accept outside of the lowest
common denominator. Word, plain text or printed manuscript.
> The issue here is that it seems that you want to do some formatting and
> then the publisher will want to tweak your formatting.
No, my issue is that I have some formatting I want to be there and I
need to be able to express that formatting in a way that will be
accepted by the broadest scope of submission requirements. Working in
ODT and then either printing it and mailing out the manuscript or simply
saving it in Word (and ensure it still looks clean) prior to sending it
through email is the best bet.
> Your final output format doesn't have to have anything to do with your
> input format; the format that goes into your version controll system.
Exactly. I have not heard of LaTeX outputting to Word. I have heard of
an ODT to Word converter.... OOo. ;)