biology

GitHub Actions for Compiling and Converting LaTeX

Introduction I am preparing a manuscript for submission to a scientific journal and decided to compose it in $\LaTeX$ using Overleaf. While Overleaf, an online $\LaTeX$ editor, has many collaboration features (including live, multi-person editing and review) many people, namely my PI, dislikes both $\LaTeX$ nor Overleaf, and instead prefers MS Word documents. One of Overleafs great feautres is the ability to use GitHub for version control. Therefore, I set up a GitHub Action workflow to test the compilation of the LaTeX document and convert it to docx Word format.