The file created by PreTeXt will contain the majority of your content in a form that you could use it in a new standalone document, in accordance with Principle 1.1.1:9. However some constructions which are not natural in , such as a <sidebyside>, may be cumbersome to reuse. We continue to improve and refine these situations, though.
If some other variety of (or ) file is desired, a new conversion could be created. Many of the more complicated aspects of any conversion are purposely isolated in the pretext-common.xsl file so that they can be easily re-purposed and there is consistency across output formats.