[OS X TeX] Can I do my next book in TeX?

Alan Litchfield alan at alphabyte.co.nz
Mon Apr 28 22:33:30 CEST 2014


Just had a quick look through the free version. Congratulations on the 
book. I will see about getting the paper version.

I would have thought that book were achievable in LaTeX/TeX/XeTeX but in 
any case, I would probably have done it in FrameMaker.

So far as outputting to EPUB, there was some discussion on this on this 
list and texhax some time ago. Unless there has been some development 
work, I believe the consensus was that such a workflow does not exist. 
Elements may be cobbled to make a workflow.

I have experimented with a number of files with and without graphics, 
tables, etc. I found that Calibre produced passable results but nothing 
was as good as pdf. Simple text files are fine.

Interesting discussion here on 


On 29/04/14 8:03 AM, Gerben Wierda wrote:
> Hello folks,
> I just published Mastering ArchiMate - Edition II (See http://bit.ly/1iNacG8) and (as you might have recalled when I discussed this on TeX mailing lists 1.5 years ago) I was unable to do this layout-heavy book in TeX, so I did it in InDesign CS6.
> I am planning another book which is more text-oriented. Actually. I already have written larger parts of it using ConTeXt. Now I have to decide what to use for final production. I would like to finish this in ConTeXt but I would also like to possibly output EPUB. I preferably do not want to use InDesign anymore.
> Have work flows been devised to combine PDF production for print and EPUB from a TeX-based source?
> Yours,
> G
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