Alternative strategies


As an alternative to the steps described, the production process can be more or less automated.

By using scriptable typesetting software an extensively marked up manuscript can be turned into a PDF in an automatic process. This process does not involve direct manipulation of the graphic design elements and is not described in this report.


TeX and LaTeX is a typesetting system using TeX programs to specify how the pages should look.

It is a non-graphical, non-WYSIWYG solutions although Lyx can act as a graphical interface for TeX/LaTeX. The same applies to troff.

GNU TeXmacs is a free WYSIWYW (what you see is what you want) software aimed at the scientific community.