[OS X TeX] Translating LaTeX to Quark or InDesign
David R. Derbes
loki at uchicago.edu
Sat Jun 30 09:20:30 EDT 2007
On Sat, 30 Jun 2007, Stephen Moye wrote:
> On Jun 30, 2007, at 8:23 AM, David R. Derbes wrote:
>> Next, can Stephen or another knowledgeable person tell me how well
>> InDesign works with LaTeX? My wife, a fabric artist, wants us to
>> invest in Adobe's Creative Suite (I can get a lot of stuff for
>> the educational price of $399, so this looks like something we will
>> do shortly), and it includes InDesign.
> Currently, out-of-the-box, it doesn't. You would need an equation
> editor such as:
> This is a fairly good summary of the features:
> We looked at it, but the volume of math we deal with was too great to
> use this package conveniently.
> And then there is
> which **seems** (as I read the info about the package) not to require
> the InMath plugin to print or read ID documents that use it. I'd check
> that just to make sure.
> In any event you could send your printer a PDF of the finished document.
Yep, I did that already, but the typesetter wants to be able to edit the
thing, and will not learn a modicum of LaTeX to do it. Alternatively, he
could tell me what he wants done, and I could do it, but that doesn't seem
to be in the feasibility set, either.
I will probably give the LaTeX->Word translation a try (which I can do
for free on a sample of the document), send that off, and if it is
"acceptable", I will buy the (not terribly expensive) software, run it
against the full document, and that will be that. The hitch in all this
is that I need a (yuck) Windows machine to do this on. One is supposed
to be headed my way next week (part of a teaching award), so this project
is on hold for a little bit.
The relevant LaTeX to Word utility is here:
No idea how well it works...
Thanks again, all.
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