Originally Posted by InspectorGadget
Unfortunately, I think the idea is to download academic texts created by others so YOU can read THEM. In that case, you don't have the LaTex source to re-render, unless academics are in the habit of publishing their source (or giving it for the asking...).
Hey, there might be a cottage industry here -- formatting academic texts for various eBook formats! If it comes from the original authors, you have access to the original text and figure images.
It depends. On arXiv for example (http://arxiv.org/
) you have the source of the file. Academics usually publish their source.