# [texhax] creating a summary document

Eric Booth ebooth at tamu.edu
Sun Feb 19 03:59:38 CET 2012

I don't know of a package to do exactly what you're asking about, but I would be interested in having this functionality too if someone has an idea.

One thing that occurred to me is to use the 'todonotes' package with the lines/colors set to "white", like in the example below.  It's not as good as having a package that could create a 'summary' only document with the full formatting intact.

\documentclass[12pt]{article}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{geometry, blindtext}
\usepackage[color=white,linecolor=white,bordercolor=white]{todonotes}
\title{Brief Article}
\author{The Author}
\begin{document}

\maketitle
%\section{}
%\subsection{}
\begin{center}
\line(1,0){290}
\end{center}

\blindtext
\todo[inline]{Here is some text.  This will show up in the todo notes list above asdfasdfasdfasdfasdf asdfasdfasdfasdfasdf asdfasdfasdfasdfasdf asdfasdfasdfasdfasdf  asdfasdfasdfasdfasdf asdfasdfasdfasdfasdf asdfasdfasdfasdfasdf} asdfasdfasdfasdfasdf
\todo[inline]{Here is another statement that will go in the summary document.  asdfasdfasdfasdfasdf asdfasdfasdfasdfasdf asdfasdfasdfasdfasdf asdfasdfasdfasdfasdf}
\blinddocument
\todo[inline]{Last comment goes here - \blindtext}

\end{document}

- EAB

On Feb 18, 2012, at 7:35 AM, Neal H. Walfield wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I'm working on my thesis.  A common pattern has emerged: I make a
> claim, I support the claim, repeat.  I'd like to create a summary
> document, which includes the claims and an enumeration of the
> arguments, but without all of the rationale.  I want to develop this
> document inline, so it is easy to keep both consistent, if I, e.g.,
> move text around.  I could imagine using a macro to indicate what text
> is for the summary document, but I don't want to use a macro for the
> rest of the text, because this will clutter the document.  I guess
> this is possible, because it is essentially what the "List of Figures"
> is.  Is there a package to help me with this?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Neal
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