FLEx to XeLaTeX

I’m so thrilled because I’ve been working for months to find a way to export texts from SIL Fieldworks into LaTeX and it finally worked!!! It’s a process but if you use both programs then you know it’s worth it.

When your text is ready, go to print view. This is the only way to remove the word line from the interlinear view. I find it simple to only select the morpheme, morpheme gloss, and word gloss. Then, go to export interlinear and select export to xlingpaper. There are several options. I use the first, ‘as examples, align morphemes’. You can then select as many texts as you want to export and where to put the file. It will be an xml file.

Here, you have to install the program for XLingPaper, XMLmind if you don’t already have it. Open the exported xml file with XMLmind. Go directly to the XLingPaper tab and select produce pdf. This creates a pdf using XeTeX. Therefore, it creates a .tex file. The file is in a folder in the folder in which the original xml file is saved. You may now open and edit it and then compile it using XeTeX!

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