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Making Markdown into a microwave meal



Year of publication 2020
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source TUGboat
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Informatics

Keywords Markdown; Lua; LuaTeX; LaTeX; ConTeXt; TeX
Description In today’s academic publishing, many venues request LaTeX source in addition to or instead of PDF documents. This is often for the purpose of editing and improving full-text search. Services such as arXiv, Editorial Manager, and EasyChair require LaTeX source code that can be microwaved in a single run of pdfTeX without shell access and without invoking external programs. This requires that authors include auxiliary files and limits their selection of LaTeX packages. In this article, I will show how LaTeX documents using the Markdown, Minted, and BibLaTeX packages can be precooked and frozen to be later microwaved in a single run of pdfTeX.
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