Tex file in SWF to other LaTex software

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If I would like to share the tex file with a non SWF user, is it possible to do so?

 

If you start with one of the

If you start with one of the standard LaTeX shells and save using the Portable LaTeX file type, the file you create can be compiled on any modern LaTeX system.

hjay's picture

Could they modify it ?

Could they modify it ?

By "it" you must mean the

By "it" you must mean the .tex file.  Yes, this is a normal text file that can be compiled by LaTeX and modified using any text editor.  If no LaTeX errors are introduced, the modified document should then be able to be opened again in SW.  There can be problems for SW if macros are added to the document that SW has difficulty with, but these are usually only when macros already defined by LaTeX are redefined.