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I defined a table in LaTeX : \begin{tabular}....\end{tabular}.

Now i want to export that table to an image (PNG or something}.

It is possible? How can i do that?

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The easiest way to do that would be to enclose your tabular in a document, with the standalone class.

\documentclass[a4paper, 11pt]{standalone}




Then compile it with dvipng or use ImageMagick to convert the div into a png.

The credits go to Martin Scharrer.

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How can i get the dvipng? – Ricardo Jul 12 '12 at 13:37
Right here – Laura Jul 12 '12 at 13:49
Btw i m using MikTek in Windows 7 – Ricardo Jul 12 '12 at 13:52
divpng is also available for windows. You could also use ImageMagick to convert the div in an png. Apparently MikTex has a program called dvipng.exe that converts dvi's to png's. – Laura Jul 12 '12 at 14:30
@Ricardo Please note the difference between preview and crop option of standalone package. More about it here: tex.stackexchange.com/q/63045/3235 – percusse Jul 12 '12 at 22:08

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