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