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richard
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Not sure where to start (For Publication Collection)

Postby richard » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:09 pm

Hi folks,

I'm currently involved in a massive publication collection for a major research university.  We have run into a problem when it comes to tracking publications from external databases (Such as http://inspirebeta.net). In these particular databases,  the option of exporting pubs via LaTeX is available, however we do not know how to export the text to make it readable in our databases. Currently our database can read PDF and Doc/Docx files. Since a lot of the publications include technical and scientific documentation, we would really like to use the Latex to ensure accuracy. Ideally, we would need to convert the LaTeX into a UTF-8 friendly environment (if we could somehow convert the LaTeX into a pdf/doc/html, that would be ideal). Does anyone know how we could do this? And if you do, could you present a step-by-step solution?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

isharp2
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Postby isharp2 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:10 am

The program 'texworks' converts .tex to pdf.

There is an easy install on windows called 'miktex'
http://miktex.org/2.9/setup

for mac, it is called 'mactex'
http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/mac/mact ... X.mpkg.zip


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