Reviewing TeX Documents

Duc A. Hoang 26 Jun 2019 02 Jul 2019 LaTeX


This post contains some information I collected on reviewing and editing \(\TeX\) documents.


latexdiff is a Perl script for vi­sual mark up and re­vi­sion of sig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­ences be­tween two $\LaTeX$ files. A short introduction on how to use latexdiff can be found here.

easyReview package

Another option for editing $\TeX$ documents is to use the easyReview package. See the package’s documentation to know how to use this package.

todonotes package

The todonotes pack­age allows the user to mark things to do later, in a sim­ple and vi­su­ally ap­peal­ing way. See its documentation for more information.

minorrevision package

The minorrevision package sup­ports those who pub­lish ar­ti­cles in peer-re­viewed jour­nals. In the fi­nal stages of the re­view pro­cess, the au­thors typ­i­cally have to pro­vide an ad­di­tional doc­u­ment (such as a let­ter to the ed­i­tors), in which they pro­vide a list of mod­i­fi­ca­tions that they made to the manuscript. The pack­age au­to­mat­i­cally pro­vides line num­bers and quo­ta­tions from the manuscript, for this let­ter. The pack­age loads the pack­age lineno, so (in ef­fect) shares lineno’s in­com­pat­i­bil­i­ties.