I use laTex for formatting my papers and I use GIT for version controlling the papers i write, once i have a final cut of the paper i go hunting for suitable conferences. most of these have their own templates ( .tex and other .bbl files)
although i start preparing the content (by copying) from master copy to target template of conference. soon i would end up making changes to the content in target (conference version) of the file and i had to copy back the added changes to master copy. Thus defeating the purpose of version control by manual copying here and there .
Can i have only one master copy of the file and use some scripts to automatically transform into target templates ? so i can have proper version control on master copy.
Or any other productivity tips? how are other solving this problem ?