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LLE10083 : Howto convert a latex document to html

Symptom:

You need to convert a latex or tex document to html

Cause:

You need to put it on a website

Solution:

There are more than one possible solutions for doing this. I use latex2html which can do the job relatively easy. I created a .latex2html-init file in my home directory with the following contents:

########################################################################### 

#LaTeX2HTML Version 96.1 : dot.latex2html-init
#
### Command Line Argument Defaults #######################################

$MAX_SPLIT_DEPTH = 0;    # Stop making separate files at this depth

$MAX_LINK_DEPTH = 4;    # Stop showing child nodes at this depth  

$NOLATEX = 0;           # 1 = do not pass unknown environments to Latex

$EXTERNAL_IMAGES = 0;   # 1 = leave the images outside the document

$ASCII_MODE = 0;        # 1 = do not use any icons or internal images

# 1 =  use links to external postscript images rather than inlined bitmap
# images.
$PS_IMAGES = 0;

$TITLE = $default_title;      # The default is "No Title"

$DESTDIR = '';         # Put the result in this directory

# When this is set, the generated HTML files will be placed in the
# current directory. If set to 0 the default behaviour is to create (or reuse)
# another file directory.
$NO_SUBDIR = 0;


# Supply your own string if you don't like the default <Name> <Date>
$ADDRESS = "<I>The Lubby Project<BR>http://www.lubby.org<BR>Converted by $address_data[0] <BR>\n$address_data[1]</I>";

$NO_NAVIGATION = 1;    # 1 = do not put a navigation panel at the top of each page

# Put navigation links at the top of each  page.  If  the page  exceeds
# $WORDS_IN_PAGE  number of words then put one at the bottom of the page.
$AUTO_NAVIGATION = 1;

# Put a link to the index page in  the  navigation  panel
$INDEX_IN_NAVIGATION = 1;

# Put a link to the table of contents  in  the  navigation  panel
$CONTENTS_IN_NAVIGATION = 1;

# Put a link to the next logical page  in  the  navigation  panel
$NEXT_PAGE_IN_NAVIGATION = 1;

# Put a link to the previous logical page  in  the  navigation  panel
$PREVIOUS_PAGE_IN_NAVIGATION = 1;

$INFO = 0;              # 0 = do not make a "About this document..." section

# Reuse images generated during previous runs
$REUSE = 2;

# When this is 1, the section numbers are shown. The section numbers should
# then match those that would have bee produced by LaTeX.
# The correct section numbers are obtained from the $FILE.aux file generated
# by LaTeX.
# Hiding the seciton numbers encourages use of particular sections
# as standalone documents. In this case the cross reference to a section
# is shown using the default symbol rather than the section number.
$SHOW_SECTION_NUMBERS = 1;

### Other global variables ###############################################
$CHILDLINE = "<BR> <HR>\n";

# This is the line width measured in pixels and it is used to right justify
# equations and equation arrays;
$LINE_WIDTH = 500;       

# Used in conjunction with AUTO_NAVIGATION
$WORDS_IN_PAGE = 300;   

# Affects ONLY the way accents are processed
$default_language = 'english';   

# The value of this variable determines how many words to use in each
# title that is added to the navigation panel (see below)
#
$WORDS_IN_NAVIGATION_PANEL_TITLES = 4;

# This number will determine the size of the equations, special characters,
# and anything which will be converted into an inlined image
# *except* "image generating environments" such as "figure", "table"
# or "minipage".
# Effective values are those greater than 0.
# Sensible values are between 0.1 - 4.
$MATH_SCALE_FACTOR = 1.6;

# This number will determine the size of
# image generating environments such as "figure", "table" or "minipage".
# Effective values are those greater than 0.
# Sensible values are between 0.1 - 4.
$FIGURE_SCALE_FACTOR = 1.6;


#  If this is set then intermediate files are left for later inspection.
#  This includes $$_images.tex and $$_images.log created during image
#  conversion.
#  Caution: Intermediate files can be *enormous*.
$DEBUG = 0;

#  If both of the following two variables are set then the "Up" button
#  of the navigation panel in the first node/page of a converted document
#  will point to $EXTERNAL_UP_LINK. $EXTERNAL_UP_TITLE should be set
#  to some text which describes this external link.
$EXTERNAL_UP_LINK = "";
$EXTERNAL_UP_TITLE = "";

# If this is set then the resulting HTML will look marginally better if viewed
# with Netscape.
$NETSCAPE_HTML = 0;

# Valid paper sizes are "letter", "legal", "a4","a3","a2" and "a0"
# Paper sizes has no effect other than in the time it takes to create inlined
# images and in whether large images can be created at all ie
#  - larger paper sizes *MAY* help with large image problems
#  - smaller paper sizes are quicker to handle
$PAPERSIZE = "a4";

# Replace "english" with another language in order to tell LaTeX2HTML that you
# want some generated section titles (eg "Table of Contents" or "References")
# to appear in a different language. Currently only "english" and "french"
# is supported but it is very easy to add your own. See the example in the
# file "latex2html.config"
$TITLES_LANGUAGE = "english";

### Navigation Panel ##########################################################
#
# The navigation panel is constructed out of buttons and section titles.
# These can be configured in any combination with arbitrary text and
# HTML tags interspersed between them.
# The buttons available are:
# $PREVIOUS - points to the previous section
# $UP  - points up to the "parent" section
# $NEXT - points to the next section
# $NEXT_GROUP - points to the next "group" section
# $PREVIOUS_GROUP - points to the previous "group" section
# $CONTENTS - points to the contents page if there is one
# $INDEX - points to the index page if there is one
#
# If the corresponding section exists the button will contain an
# active link to that section. If the corresponding section does
# not exist the button will be inactive.
#
# Also for each of the $PREVIOUS $UP $NEXT $NEXT_GROUP and $PREVIOUS_GROUP
# buttons there are equivalent $PREVIOUS_TITLE, $UP_TITLE, etc variables
# which contain the titles of their corresponding sections.
# Each title is empty if there is no corresponding section.
#
# The subroutine below constructs the navigation panels in each page.
# Feel free to mix and match buttons, titles, your own text, your logos,
# and arbitrary HTML (the "." is the Perl concatenation operator).
sub top_navigation_panel {

    # Now add a few buttons with a space between them
    "$NEXT $UP $PREVIOUS $CONTENTS $INDEX $CUSTOM_BUTTONS" .
   
    "<BR>\n" .        # Line break
   
    # If ``next'' section exists, add its title to the navigation panel
    ($NEXT_TITLE ? "<B> Next:</B> $NEXT_TITLE\n" : undef) .
   
    # Similarly with the ``up'' title ...
    ($UP_TITLE ? "<B>Up:</B> $UP_TITLE\n" : undef) .
 
    # ... and the ``previous'' title
    ($PREVIOUS_TITLE ? "<B> Previous:</B> $PREVIOUS_TITLE\n" : undef) .
  
    #  Line Break, horizontal rule (3-d dividing line) and new paragraph 
    "<BR> <P>\n"       
}

sub bot_navigation_panel {

    #  Start with a horizontal rule (3-d dividing line)
    "<HR>".           
   
    # Now add a few buttons with a space between them
    "$NEXT $UP $PREVIOUS $CONTENTS $INDEX $CUSTOM_BUTTONS" .
   
    "<BR>\n" .        # Line break
   
    # If ``next'' section exists, add its title to the navigation panel
    ($NEXT_TITLE ? "<B> Next:</B> $NEXT_TITLE\n" : undef) .
   
    # Similarly with the ``up'' title ...
    ($UP_TITLE ? "<B>Up:</B> $UP_TITLE\n" : undef) .
 
    # ... and the ``previous'' title
    ($PREVIOUS_TITLE ? "<B> Previous:</B> $PREVIOUS_TITLE\n" : undef)
  
}

1;    # This must be the last line
 

###########################################################################

 

Now I just use the command

latex2html filename.tex

to create my html file. This configuration creates one main file and the graphics are separated.


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