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The PreTeXt Guide

Section N.1 Setup

We will assume you have the following:
  • An existing PreTeXt project, in a folder called PROJECT.
  • A Python installation at version 3.8 or newer.
  • The PreTeXt-CLI, installed using the instructions in Section 5.2.
For usage of the CLI, see Section 5.2.
The first thing we will do is to create a new folder. Call this folder PROJECT-CLI, and put it at the same level as the PROJECT folder. In a terminal (or in Python), enter the PROJECT-CLI directory, and run the pretext new book command. This will create the directory structure that the PreTeXt-CLI expects.
You now should see the following:
  • A project.ptx file
  • An assets folder
  • A generated-assets folder
  • A publication folder
  • A source folder
Within the source folder, there will be a file called main.ptx, and within the publication folder, there will be a publisher file, called publication.ptx.