This is not a simple question as it could be. The hard part are the hyperlinks and the page numbers.
Aims of my solution
I had to generate proceedings for LNI and had following aims:
- Automatic generation of
- running heads (including page numbers, authors, title of the paper)
- table of contents
- PDF bookmarks
proceedings.bib listing all papers including page numbers
- Working hyperlinks
- from the TOC to the papers
- within the papers
- from the index to the papers
I came up with my own solution heavily relying on
The solution is more than 400 lines of LaTeX, which come with other scripts.
The complete result is available at https://gi-ev.github.io/LNI-proceedings/.
When designing this solution to typeset complete proceedings, several alternatives were investigated.
Nearly all possible alternatives are listed at http://www.ctan.org/topic/confproc.
In the following, evaluated alternatives are listed and discussed.
confproc seems to the most suitable alternative.
Compared with this approach, it has following drawbacks:
- The PDFs of the papers do not take a proper heading (page numbers, editor).
- When clicking on a link in one included PDF, the linked PDF is opened instead of jumping to the link.
- Indexing of authors has to be done by manually.
The combine class combines the sources of different LaTeX together.
Since there might be conflicting packages, we wanted to include each PDF on its own.
It seems to be more easy to typeset each paper for itself (LaTeX, Word) and then to combine the resulting PDFs.
proc is a very basic class based on the article class.
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