# How to debug tex4ht output? [closed]

I am in the process of trying to generate an HTML version of a report that was previously only PDF. Unfortunately, thus far my efforts with tex4ht have been some what fruitless.

The target output I am looking for should be in the neighborhood of this:

The actual output I am getting from tex4ht unfortunately looks like this:

This is the source latex I am working from:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[pagestyles]{titlesec}
\usepackage[table]{xcolor}
\usepackage{tabularx,booktabs,colortbl,multirow}
%\usepackage{lipsum} % just to generate some text

% some space
\newcommand\TSpace{\hspace*{\tabcolsep}}

\setlength\parindent{0pt}

% definition of the page style with required header and footer
\newpagestyle{repstyle}{%
\renewcommand{\makefootrule}{%
\color{gray!70}\makebox[0pt][l]{\rule[.9\baselineskip]{\linewidth}{2pt}}}
\color{gray!70}\makebox[0pt][l]{\rule[\baselineskip]{\linewidth}{2pt}}%
\rule[-.5\baselineskip]{\linewidth}{2pt}}
{\footnotesize\bfseries\TSpace Balance Payments Report -- National}
{}
\setfoot{\footnotesize\bfseries\TSpace Reference Code:  SH1SP1SD1DS20110426DE20110426GB3OB1DN1234}{}{}
}

\pagestyle{repstyle}

\newcolumntype{A}{>{\footnotesize}X}
\newcolumntype{B}[1]{>{\footnotesize}p{#1}}
\newcolumntype{C}{>{\footnotesize}c}

% using sans serif font in the document
\renewcommand{\familydefault}{\sfdefault}

\begin{tabularx}{\textwidth}{Xl@{}X}
\multirow{2}{*}{\huge\bfseries Balance Payments} & #1--#2
& Grouped by Region, and ordered by Date / Time \\
& Restricted to Historical, Pending &
\end{tabularx}\vspace{1ex}
}

% command for writting the first two lines of the payments (Midwest, and Date, Customer Name, etc.). The mandatory argument declares the region: "Midwest", or "East"
\hiderowcolors
\large\bfseries #1 \\ \arrayrulecolor{gray!70}
\midrule[0.8pt]
\small\bfseries Date & \small\bfseries Customer Name
& \small\bfseries Number &   \small\bfseries Sales Rep Name
& \small\bfseries Balance & \small\bfseries Payment Method
& \small\bfseries Total \\
\showrowcolors
}

% command for writting the four last rows (Totals for Midwest, Checking Account, Credit Card and Net Total). Arguments: region, check. acc. total, credit card total, net total.
\newcommand\RegTotal[4]{%
\hiderowcolors
Totals for #1 \\
\midrule
\multicolumn{2}{l}{\hspace{10pt}\footnotesize Checking Account} &&&&& #2 \\
\midrule
\multicolumn{2}{l}{\hspace{10pt}\footnotesize Credit Card} &&&&& #3 \\
\midrule
Net Total &&&&&& #4 \\
}

\begin{document}

\rowcolors{1}{blue!10}{}
\arrayrulecolor{black!70}

\begin{tabularx}{\textwidth}{AB{4cm}AB{7cm}AB{3cm}C}
04/26/2011 & Jones, Mark & 100 & Smith, John & 48.50 & Credit Card & 0.50\\
04/26/2011 & Jones, Mark & 100 & Smith, John & 48.50 & Checking Account & 0.50\\
04/26/2011 & Jones, Mark & 100 & Smith, John & 48.50 & Credit Card & 0.50\\
04/26/2011 & Jones, Mark & 100 & Smith, John & 48.50 & Checking Account & 0.50\\
\RegTotal{Midwest}{1.00}{1.00}{2.00}
\end{tabularx}

\rowcolors{1}{blue!10}{}
\begin{tabularx}{\textwidth}{AB{4cm}AB{7cm}AB{3cm}C}
04/26/2011 & Jones, Mark & 100 & Smith, John & 48.50 & Credit Card & 0.50\\
04/26/2011 & Jones, Mark & 100 & Smith, John & 48.50 & Checking Account & 0.50\\
04/26/2011 & Jones, Mark & 100 & Smith, John & 48.50 & Credit Card & 0.50\\
04/26/2011 & Jones, Mark & 100 & Smith, John & 48.50 & Checking Account & 0.50\\
\RegTotal{East}{1.00}{1.00}{2.00}
\end{tabularx}

\begin{tabularx}{\textwidth}{AB{4cm}AB{7cm}AB{3cm}C}
\large\bfseries Grand Totals \\\arrayrulecolor{gray!70}
\midrule[0.8pt]
\multicolumn{2}{l}{\hspace{10pt}\footnotesize Checking Account} &&&&& 1.00 \\
\midrule
\multicolumn{2}{l}{\hspace{10pt}\footnotesize Credit Card} &&&&& 1.00 \\
\midrule
Net Total &&&&&& 2.00 \\
\bottomrule
\multicolumn{2}{l}{\scriptsize 8 transactions accounted for.}
\end{tabularx}

\end{document}


At this time I am not using any special configuration, just the calling "htlatex report.tex"

Any recommendations would be appreciated.

-
 At this time, compiling your document as-is with TL2011 gives me ./report.tex:85: Misplaced \noalign. \n:midrule: ->\o:noalign: {\ifnum 0=}\fi \let \cur:rule \a:midrule \gobble:...` – cjorssen Nov 1 '11 at 20:19 Those tables look the same to me. What I mean is that just from what you show, the difference could be purely CSS (it depends on their actual structure which isn't visible from a screenshot). As far as I know, TeX4ht doesn't generate more than rudimentary CSS but it wouldn't be hard to write a stylesheet to match the first table. – Andrew Stacey Nov 2 '11 at 10:20 @cjorssen, yes you are correct. I'm trying to debug that now (I was ignoring warnings). Its weird because that error only occurs when building with tex4ht. – Jeffrey Fuller Nov 2 '11 at 17:07 @AndrewStacey, sort of. There are a few errors in the tex markup that result in broken tables in the tex4ht rendering, but it doesn't do the striping as far as I can tell, and the layout of the header is jacked. I'm working through what I can with CSS in the mean time though. I think I might have to put in some conditional formatting for html vs pdf in the tex – Jeffrey Fuller Nov 2 '11 at 17:09

## closed as too localized by egreg, Marco Daniel, lockstep, Joseph Wright♦Apr 14 '12 at 22:14

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