publCIF – free software to edit and preview a CIF for publication

publCIF takes a crystallographic information file (CIF) and prepares a formatted paper (Preprint) in the style of Acta Crystallographica Sections C and E, and IUCrData.

The CIF and the Preprint are presented side-by-side and are both editable. Changes made to one are applied to the other as you type.

publCIF employs extensive CIF syntax and dictionary compliance checking. For further details see: Westrip, S. P. (2010). J. Appl. Cryst. 43, 920–925 []

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