# A question on papers on ARCHIVE

Hey folks,

Sorry if this is in the incorrect section. I'm not sure where to post.

Quick question, when you download papers from archive say, does anyone know if it is possible to obtain the original LATEX file??

This would save me a lot of time in my own work when referring to equations etc.

Thanks for any help!

## Answers and Replies

Hey folks,

Sorry if this is in the incorrect section. I'm not sure where to post.

Quick question, when you download papers from archive say, does anyone know if it is possible to obtain the original LATEX file??

you mean the PF archive?

This would save me a lot of time in my own work when referring to equations etc.

what i do is quote it (hmmm... maybe you can't do that to one in the archive...) to see what the LaTeX is.

ZapperZ
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I'm assuming you mean the e-print arXiv.

When you see a preprint that you want, click on "other" rather than the pdf of ps format. Note that not all paper would have this option because it depends on how the manuscript was submitted.

Then choose "Source". You will then download the .tar.gz file. This will include the original LaTex source and all figure files. You will have to ungzip and untar this file to get all of the original source file.

Zz.

Ok, thats great...exactly what I was looking for. Thanks so much ZapperZ.

:)