Have you heard of executable manuscripts or theses? Are you looking to use R markdown or LaTeX to combine text and statistical outputs? Are you still searching for the optimal way to compile reproducible documents ready for submission? Here a brief introduction showcasing the benefits of executable research articles and the basic tools that allow us to create them, as well as demonstrations of different workflows from RROx community members. They share what tools they use and how these tools are combined into a reproducible pipeline to produce PDFs ready for submission.