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LaTex Report Output

Keith Jacobs
I've been looking at the Gramps reporting options and have noticed there
are some that output in LaTex format.

A little more research shows that LaTex is a software package used for
producing documents so in order to view these reports from Gramps this
additional software is required.

So is LaTex worth having? I very much suspect it is otherwise would the
wonderful developers of Gramps produce reports in this format.

And how can I easily get LaTex on my Minux Mint 19 Tara system? I have
looked at the LaTex website but I can't see a link to download a .DEB file.

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Re: LaTex Report Output

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Just did a basic search in the wiki & didn't find much on the output formats.  Not surprising since people will normally only change away from default formats when they have a preferred format. (And sometimes when experimenting.) So they'll already be familiar and not need our help.

The user sites for those other formats are a better place for installation instructions. They know the idiosyncracies that the whole Gramps won't.

We're probably better positioned to say which output format are the most clean/flexible for use with different reports.  

For instance, PDF is great for distribution of locked down releases. But is hard to tweak for the outlier data that would benefit from special markup. (Like people with an unusual number of marriages. Reports are optimized for 1 or 2 spouses.  It would not make sense to shrink every spouse listing to make room for the 6 spouses of Henry VIII!)

The following site looks like a decent one covering LaTex for the OSes compatible with Gramps:

-Brian

On Sat, Nov 16, 2019 at 10:14, Keith Jacobs
I've been looking at the Gramps reporting options and have noticed there
are some that output in LaTex format.

A little more research shows that LaTex is a software package used for
producing documents so in order to view these reports from Gramps this
additional software is required.

So is LaTex worth having? I very much suspect it is otherwise would the
wonderful developers of Gramps produce reports in this format.

And how can I easily get LaTex on my Minux Mint 19 Tara system? I have
looked at the LaTex website but I can't see a link to download a .DEB file.

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Re: LaTex Report Output

Janusz S. Bień
On Sat, Nov 16 2019 at 16:48 +00, Emyoulation--- via Gramps-users wrote:

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> The following site looks like a decent one covering LaTex for the OSes compatible with Gramps:
> https://www.latex-project.org/get/

I already answered OP off the list but forgot to mention

https://www.overleaf.com/

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Re: LaTex Report Output

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hi Keith,

In your synaptic package manager you are looking for "TexLive Full" it is very heavy but with that you can do everything and also download software like texstudio. If you do not know LaTeX well, it may be a little difficult. With TexStudio when your file opens with F5 support to compile and you will have your document in pdf. LaTeX produces high quality documents.

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On Saturday 16 November 2019 17:11, Keith Jacobs <[hidden email]> wrote:

> I've been looking at the Gramps reporting options and have noticed there
> are some that output in LaTex format.
>
> A little more research shows that LaTex is a software package used for
> producing documents so in order to view these reports from Gramps this
> additional software is required.
>
> So is LaTex worth having? I very much suspect it is otherwise would the
> wonderful developers of Gramps produce reports in this format.
>
> And how can I easily get LaTex on my Minux Mint 19 Tara system? I have
> looked at the LaTex website but I can't see a link to download a .DEB file.
>
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Regards
> Keith Jacobs
>
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Re: LaTex Report Output

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> So is LaTex worth having? I very much suspect it is otherwise would the
> wonderful developers of Gramps produce reports in this format.
>
>
Latex to my knowledge is used by academics, mostly in scientific fields, because of it's capability to handle complex equations.  I read 19 iterations of my son's PhD thesis produced in Latex and output as PDF.

Peter M.



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