# [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. :)
Joe