version 1.9.16
publCIF

publCIF - free software to edit and preview a CIF for publication

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publCIF takes a crystallographic information file (CIF) and prepares a formatted paper (Preprint) in the style of Acta Crystallographica Sections C and E.

The CIF and the Preprint are presented side-by-side and are both editable. Changes made to one are applied to the other as you type.

screenshot of publCIF

data input wizard

Starting with a CIF resulting from a structure refinement, use publCIF to:

publCIF employs extensive CIF syntax and dictionary compliance checking, both as you type and when specifically requested. In addition, it provides a number of editorial tools to help you write your paper in the style required by IUCr journals.

publCIF is described in J. Appl. Cryst. (2010), 43, 920–925 [doi:10.1107/S0021889810022120]

New in this version

Multiple text sections and subsections

This release of publCIF introduces more flexibility when writing articles for Acta Crystallographica Sections C and B, allowing numbered sections and subsections rather than fixed headed sections. This is achieved by using _publ_body_ items in a looped structure instead of _publ_section_comment, _publ_section_exptl_...

Example of _publ_body usage...

Table numbering

The order of tables can now be changed and the main table of experimental details can be customized to a certain extent.

As this new functionality requires more complex CIF structures, it is recommended that you work in the 'preprint only' mode when writing your article.

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To download a free copy of publCIF, please fill out your email address and click on the download button below. We will use the email address to notify you of new releases of the program.

Windows version 1.9.16 (XP, Vista, Windows 7)

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Please note: problems have been reported relating to missing libraries on Windows - if publCIF will not start, it may be necessary to install the Windows runtime libraries available from Microsoft: Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86)

Linux version 1.9.16 (info)

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MacOS X version 1.9.16 (Mac OS X 10.6 onwards)

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