[OS X TeX] Compile to 2 separate (pdf) documents...

Joseph C. Slater PE, PhD joseph.slater at wright.edu
Tue Sep 30 00:33:12 CEST 2008

On Sep 29, 2008, at 5:46 PM, Maarten Sneep wrote:

> On 29 sep 2008, at 23:36, Joseph C. Slater PE, PhD wrote:
>> For reasons beyond my control, I need to separate my document into  
>> two separate documents (body/references). I can do this by hand,  
>> but it would be nice if I could  have the references automatically  
>> split off into a separate file. Is there an easy way to do this   
>> within the latex document?
> Very tricky: printing a copy of the reference to a separate file is  
> easy: just \input the .bbl file (assuming you're using bibtex) in a  
> minimal latex file. However, to keep the correct references within  
> the body itself, you need to have the references in there somewhere  
> for the \cite commands.
>> (yeah, I can split by printing to PDF, using Acrobat, etc, but  
>> would like this more direct automatic solution).
> With the separate files (body + references and references alone),  
> you can count the number of pages (pdfinfo), and then script  
> something with pdftk. You might be better off just splitting the  
> final version, but I don't know the details for wanting this in the  
> first place.
> Hope this helps you,

Your summary is what I thought... although it seems barbaric. :)

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