# Lightweight equivalent of \cref and \Cref

I'm trying to convert my LaTeX document to HTML using HeVeA and I'm facing a problem with cleveref package -- my LaTeX file uses \cref and \Cref heavily, but hevea doesn't support this package by default.

First thing I tried was importing whole cleveref.sty -- that somehow didn't work, I was also looking at cleveref source, but that is a little too complex for me :-)

So the question is -- how do you think is a best way to do references in document that is supposed to be converted with HeVeA?

example of this is really trivial:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{cleveref}
\begin{document}
\section{A}
\label{x}
\Cref{x}, \cref{x}.
\end{document}


run pdflatex on this twice and you get a nice pdf with 'Section 1, section 1'. HeVeA fails with Command not found: \Cref

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Have you looked at poor man's cleveref (section 10 of the cleveref manual)? – Lev Bishop Feb 8 at 21:33
Have you considered using TeX4ht instead of HeVeA? It would be helpful if you posted an MWE (minimum working example) that demonstrates the problems that you're encountering. – Mico Feb 8 at 21:39

As mentioned in the comments, cleveref actually has a way that you can fix this.

Let's say that your file looks something like this

myfile.tex

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{cleveref}

\begin{document}

\section{My section}\label{sec:test}
We see in \cref{sec:test} that ...
\end{document}


When you want to get the benefits of cleveref but without using cref and friends, then you load

\usepackage[poorman]{cleveref}


and then recompile. This produces the file myfile.sed (which has a lot of lines). Now run

sed -f myfile.sed myfile.tex> mynewfile.tex


which gives

myfilenew.tex

\documentclass{article}

\begin{document}

\section{My section}\label{sec:test}
We see in section\nobreakspace \ref {sec:test} that ...
\end{document}


You now have a file that has all the benefits of cleveref but without any of the manual labour- sweet!

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 Poor man's cleveref would work, but I would need to modify the source and it would complicate the build process. My Makefile is pretty hardcore even without it :-) – cube Feb 9 at 21:16 And I'd also have to run sed on all of my *.tex files! – cube Feb 10 at 14:33