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Re: [O] Can export the files with bibliography only to LaTeX

From: Tim Cross
Subject: Re: [O] Can export the files with bibliography only to LaTeX
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 08:43:06 +1100
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The saddest part of this message is the last line about your publishers
also requiring word doc! A long time since I had to deal with
publishers, but at least they use to require Latex (albeit often with
weird *.sty files!).

After 17 years working in an 'admin' area of a University, I got to the
end of my tether and resigned 3 weeks ago. A big part of this was due to
the extent the administrative arm is now dictating direction and a
feeling the tail is now wagging the dog. Too much of what is being
required is based on making the administration 'efficient' rather than
focusing on making teaching, learning and research effective.

Good news is 7 days after finishing, I got a new position within a
research centre where my role is 100% technical, I'm free to use
whatever 'tool' I want provided I produce the final outcome i.e. good
looking presentations and documents (all org and Latex!) and solid
technical solutions.

Like others who have replied, Pandoc was my 'goto' solution for dealing
with administration. It is an incredibly powerful tool and worth some
time investment IMO.


Melleus <address@hidden> writes:

> Eric S Fraga <address@hidden> writes:
>> On Thursday, 14 Dec 2017 at 10:11, Adonay Felipe Nogueira wrote:
>>> Indeed, Pandoc is a way out ;)
>>> I just would advise against converting from LaTeX to Word DOC.
>> [...]
>>> Relying on these formats such as DOC and DOCX only serve to
>>> make people more dependent on the non-free software behind these.
>> I am sympathetic to these views but unfortunately it's not always
>> possible.  My university, for instance, requires me to prepare exam
>> scripts in DOC (hence my related email a few minutes ago... my yearly
>> task of preparing scripts is upon me).  I hate it but I have no choice.
> Yes, to take the choise away from customer is very powerful business
> strategy. And a very destructive one either, as many bright minds are
> wasted on creating products that could not compete if not only those
> artificial "standards" supported not by logical reasoning, but by
> interests of the most powerful players.
> So I need to adopt DOC/DOCX in my workflow somehow. It is required by my
> university and by my publishers also.

Tim Cross

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