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Can I compile .tex to .html from within AUCTeX? What are the keybindings?


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What are you using to compile to html? latex2html? I don't know what options are available... –  Seamus Nov 30 '10 at 18:20
@Seamus I am using htlatex, but I am not committed to it; it doesn't play nicely with files generated by pdflatex. –  David Nov 30 '10 at 18:25

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Well, you can do it directly from emacs without having to use AUCTeX: M-x compile and then change the Compile command: to the appropriate latex2html command. If you are going to be doing the .html rendering a lot, you can add the following code to the end of your .tex file:

% Local Variables:
% compile-command: "latex2html yourfile.tex"

From then on, whenever you load your .tex file the M-x compile command will default to the correct latex2html command.

You can bind M-x compile to a keyboard shortcut by adding something like (global-set-key "\C-xc" 'compile) to your .emacs file.

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will this work alongside Auctex? Currently, it loads PDFLatex major mode when I open a .tex file. –  David Nov 30 '10 at 18:27
I am fairly certain that it will not affect AUCTeX at all. –  ESultanik Nov 30 '10 at 18:32
Also, you can obviously put whatever command you want (e.g., htlatex) as the compile-command; it does not need to be latex2html. –  ESultanik Nov 30 '10 at 21:40

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