[OS X TeX] Publicon today

Daniel Flatin dflatin at rcn.com
Sun Mar 12 09:32:55 EST 2006

It has been two years since Wolfram released Publicon. I was  
wondering if anyone on this list uses this tool today. If so, do you  
use it as a stand alone document tool or a work environment that you  
export to a LaTeX rendering environment? I have been happy with  
TeXShop so far, but I find myself struggling with customizing  
document formats. There are so many different solutions within LaTeX  
in general, and in many cases the solutions are small, purpose  
specific, and supported by a single author. The fancyhdr package by  
Piet van Oostrum comes to mind. Any complete LaTeX working  
environment is a pastiche of different packages, each with it's own  
documentation, and perhaps second order documentation about how two  
packages interact. It seems endless.

I use Mathematica quite a lot, and I was thinking that Publicon might  
be a good bridge at least to getting that work into LaTeX. What I  
need for work is the ability to strictly format front matter, header,  
and footer information. It looks like Publicon provides some template  
or style sheet customization. The folding outline approach like  
Mathematica is also nice. I guess my questions distill down to:

(1) Does anyone like this tool?
(2) Does the customization capability work?
(3) Does its output play well with standard LaTeX?

Thanks in advance,
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