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Scientific Blurb book using LATEX

I use LATEX on a Macintosh to produce print quality articles as pdf files and print/email these for dissemination to other scientists. LATEX allows me to typeset mathematical formulas etc easily – WORD is very poor at that. Can Blurb import LATEX files and typeset them up inside Blurb? If not, how do I take either single pdf pages or highlighted sections of pdf files and lay them out on a Blurb book page? They are not images. I want to move from writing scientific articles to produce whole mathematical books. Please help me.

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Posted by
clivebowman
Nov 25, 2008 4:53am PDT
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clivebowman
 

Convert the PDF files to JPEGs ( http://www.print-driver.com/howto/convert_pdf_to_jpeg.html ), number them in exactly the same order you wish to have the pages in the book. Import the JPEGs in to BookSmart, and and use BookSmart’s Autoflow option to automatically bring in the JPEGs, one per page, full bleed.

Posted by
Michal
Nov 25, 2008 6:33am PDT
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Michal
 

A bit late but… use latex on he Mac to pruduce pfds and upload them. U can set the page sizes in latex using the geometry package.

Posted by
hkaufmann
Jun 9, 2012 4:10am PDT
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hkaufmann
 

Even later, but I think it may help other TeX users out there. I wrote a blog post with an easy solution for many pdfTeX users (mainly LaTeX ones):

http://goo.gl/hMdrm

Posted by
emcrisostomo
Nov 21, 2012 6:02am PDT
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emcrisostomo