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Re: Book writing mode?


From: Micha Feigin
Subject: Re: Book writing mode?
Date: Sat, 29 May 2004 19:37:54 +0300
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On Fri, May 28, 2004 at 03:55:04PM -0400, address@hidden wrote:
> 
> Again, I'll repeat, it depends upon what the particular editor or agent
> will accept.  I've been writing and publishing on and off since the '70s
> and both in the US and in Germany and have *never* encountered an editor
> who requested I submit my work in latex.  It would be a disservice to
> the questioner to recommend he learn and use latex unless the editor to
> whom he is submitting his work will accept submissions in latex.
> 

>From what I saw up to now, most publishers won't accept raw latex but
do accept ps or pdf, and if there are enough writers interested in
using latex they would supply a sty file to format the output the way
they want.

> Would you agree that it's best to submit in a form which the editor or 
> agent wants?  Or should you simply always submit all work in latex 
> regardless of what the editor or agent wants?
> 
> 
> At 23:33 (UTC+0200) on 26 May 2004 LEE Sau Dan said:
> 
> = >>>>> "gebser" == gebser  <address@hidden> writes:
> = 
> =     gebser> I'm sure that latex is very nice, but if you want to get
> =     gebser> published, you should submit manuscripts in a format which
> =     gebser> the agent or editor desires.
> = 
> = Many academic publishers, esp. those specializing in computer science,
> = math, do accept LaTeX manuscripts.
> = 
> = 
> =     gebser> For electronic submissions this is generally Word (.doc)
> =     gebser> format or plain text (ASCII).
> = 
> = Postscript has  been the industry  standard for decades, and  more and
> = more electronic submissions accept also  PDF files.  Both of these can
> = be easiliy generated from LaTeX.
> = 
> = 
> =     gebser> If you're submitting only hardcopy, then this matters much
> =     gebser> less.  If you don't care about being published, then you
> =     gebser> can use whatever you want.  :)
> = 
> = I've published a  few journal articles and conference  papers.  I only
> = use LaTeX.
> = 
> = Nowadays, I use Emacs with AUCTeX and preview-latex.  Also 'pclcvs' so
> = that I can use CVS to keep track of the revisions and branches.
> = 
> = 
> = 
> 
> 
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