{conversion} is for questions about file conversions, like converting EPS to PDF for the use with {pdftex}.

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how can I prepare a word document, so that writer2latex will give me the best result?

I'm in the process of converting some Word documents to latex. I decided to go the following route: Word -> ODF (with odf export or via libreoffice) -> latex (writer2latex). The documents ...
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convert moderncv to html

I've written my CV in moderncv template. Now I'm looking for a fast way to create an HTML version of my CV in order to use it in my website. Any idea?
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How can I convert a TeX document to Texinfo format?

I have a straight TeX document, and I'd like to produce from it a Texinfo document. Does there exist a tool that does this, or a set of guidelines? TeX and Texinfo seem to be closely related, so it ...
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Package hyperref Error: Wrong driver option `pdftex' when using mk4ht

I am trying to convert TeX, made using moderncv, to .doc format. I am trying to use the following 2 commands pdflatex filename.tex mk4ht oolatex filename.tex But I'm getting the following error ! ...
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TeX to image over command line

I'd like to generate an image with math formulas with TeX from command line. Something like: $ tex-executable "E=\frac{m_1v^2}{2}" e2.png I have MacTex 2009 installed and I'm pretty sure that ...
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LaTeX to plain text for e.g. generation of statistics

I would like to convert a large LaTeX project (i.e. spanning multiple files) into plain text. The purpose is generation of statistics, so representing mathematics is not an issue. In fact, all ...
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Whitespace problems with DVIPNG with LaTeX

I am trying to use LaTeX to output DVI files, then use DVIPNG to make images for, say, a website. The problem is when I take something like this: \documentclass{article} \pagestyle{empty} ...
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Converting text math to TeX math (e.g. automatically filling in \left(, \right), \frac, etc)

At some point, it occurred to me that another level of abstraction may be possible on top of LaTeX. For example, why should I type \left( \frac{\frac{a}{b + c} \frac{w + \lambda}{z}}{x\left[ ...
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Convert a picture or figure to EPS or PDF file

In my document I'm embedding figures using the following code: \begin{figure}[!t] \centering \def\svgwidth{1.2\columnwidth} \resizebox{\columnwidth}{!}{ \endlinechar=255\relax ...
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Converting a PDF document to PostScript/LaTeX

I have a resume in PDF format. I have seen people linking to PostScript versions of their resume. I am not sure why they do that yet. How can I convert my PDF document to a LaTeX/PostScript document? ...
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What is the “simplest” to install restructured-text to TeX software (for windows)

I am looking for a simple software (for windows) that can turn the reStructured-text format into TeX. "Simple" to install means that you can basically unzip a file with the software, and you could ...
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Problem with pdflatex and colored output files: PNG and PDF

I need to create PNG and PDF files from the same .tex source using pdflatex (Texlive 2010, Ubuntu). To make PNG files, there's no problem with dvipng utility. But with PDF files (created by the ...
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What is the fastest--to-install TeX to HTML converter for windows?

I just came by this http://tug.org/applications/tex4ht/mn-mswin.html And I find it a bit extreme to need 20 steps just to set up a software. Is there any simpler, more reasonable, alternative?
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Convert any number to corresponding word

This is a wild one: can anyone write a code that converts a number into the corresponding word? e.g.: 4 -> 'four' 31 -> 'thirty-one' and so on. Obviously, it is not enough to build an array ...
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How can I convert from Microsoft Word to a LaTeX document

I am a final year graduate student and I have my thesis (about 350 pages) in Microsoft Word format. I would like to convert the document into a LaTeX "camera" ready PDF. Is there any easy way to do ...
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tex4ht leaving equations unchanged

I'm trying to convert a LaTeX document to a webpage that'll be hosted on a server that's capable of processing and rendering simple TeX equations, but not doing section-level formatting. So I'm ...
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LaTeX with no embedded Fonts

I have a simple question, I would like to produce some latex document which has all its fonts rendered in vector graphic form, no embedded fonts, is this possible and how can I achieve this by using ...
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Changing the paper size of a document without changing anything else

I found a nice piece of software (pdf2swf) that converts pdf files to browse-able flash files, but prevents them from being downloaded. I have a "book" document that I wrote in LaTeX and I want to ...
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How can I generate a PS and a PDF file from a single .tex file?

I am submitting a paper for a conference and it requires me to send the .tex source along with the PS and PDF files. I have no problem generating the PDF file; I simply use the pdflatex. However, ...
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Is there a way to compile a LaTeX table into tab delimited text?

I am submitting a manuscript to a journal1 that will only accept Word or .rtf submissions (arrrg!) and they require that tables be tab separated text. Is there a way to compile LaTeX tables into tab ...
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Convert LaTeX file to HTML or ePub [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Use LaTeX to produce Epub May be this question was asked before but I could not find relevant info to solve the problem. I have a need to convert my Latex file to ePub ...
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How do I convert a beamer based LaTeX file to HTML?

I have a LaTeX beamer-based presentation that I would like to convert to HTML. How do I go about it? I've tried the typical LaTeX to HTML translators (eg. tth). But they do not handle beamer ...
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Embed LaTeX math equations into Microsoft Word

Let's say I have a (comparatively) lovely-looking document in LaTeX, full of lovingly typeset, (relatively) complex equations. Now, let's say some Philistines come along one day and decide that the ...
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Using Excel2LaTeX in Excel 2010

I just installed Excel2LaTeX in Excel 2010. I do see it in add-ins. However, I cannot find a way to operate it. That is, there is no change in the ribbon area after the package was installed. How ...
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When converting PDF to EPS, how to prevent pdftops from rasterizing fonts and transparent regions?

Compiling the following code % Circle.tex \documentclass[cmyk]{minimal} \usepackage{pstricks} \pagestyle{empty} \topmargin=-72.27pt \oddsidemargin=-72.27pt \topskip=0pt \parindent=0pt ...
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ps2pdf -dEPSCrop input.eps cannot crop input with \pagecolor{<non-white>}

If I set \pagecolor{} to any color other than white, I will get a strange result. rem batch.bat takes a file name without extension. latex -interaction=nonstopmode %1 dvips -E %1 -o %1-temp.eps ...
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Converting MS Word mathtype to LaTeX

Does anyone know of an easy, effective, and preferably free way to convert Word documents with Mathtype 5.2 equations to the LaTeX format?
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Ghostscript questions [related: preview package to print standalone PDFs]

Using the preview package to generate individual PDFs of images within your document has been covered, for example, in this thread. However, I am trying to understand how you can use Ghostscript to ...
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Wiki to Latex conversion [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert mediawiki syntax to latex? A couple of months ago I came across a tool/system for converting Wiki marked up text to latex. I did many searches with ...
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Translate ONLY italian text, inside LaTeX sources, into english [closed]

I want to translate my LaTeX italian sources into english, using e.g. "google translate". I must "extract" italian text, leaving LaTeX keywords and formulas unchanged. Example: ...
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What is the correct syntax to do arithmetic for length and dimensionless macros?

I want to set papersize based on PSTricks settings. The PSTricks settings may be a value without dimension and/or a value with dimension. Honestly I have not read the TeXBook because of my laziness. ...
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Converting beamer slides to animated images

As a follow up to Highlighting specific parts of a TikZ drawing, I'd like to know how to generate an animated image (gif) from a series of beamer slides. Martin Scharrer came up with this example: ...
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Adjusting a converted OTF font for LaTeX

I have bought OTF Adobe Garamond Pro and successfully converted it to use with LaTeX (using otfinst.py). It works well including ligatures, old-style numerals, small caps, etc., but the problem is ...
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How to automate a job of changing tags in a bunch of EPS images and convert them to PDF

This post is a continuation to my earlier post here: Creating standalone eps files and using batch files to automate the process Xport gave good answers that work! One goal of this whole process ...
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How to convert characters to LaTeX code?

How to convert characters of type á ê õ ção to \'a \^e \~o \c{c} \~a automatically?
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Creating standalone eps files and using batch files to automate the process

I have been looking at these posts How to fix EPS with incorrect bounding box? Cannot determine size of graphic in * (no BoundingBox) How to convert PDF to EPS? How to produce EPS instead of PS ...
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Is it possible to convert PDF to TXT file using GhostScript? [closed]

Someone wants to convert PDF to TXT as explained in C# GhostScript - Not able to successfully convert from PDF to TXT file. I am not sure whether GhostScript can do that. Is it possible?
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What unit should we use when working with (La)TeX and PSTricks to minimize conversion error?

I want to minimize conversion error when working with PSTricks and (La)TeX. The conversion error really affects the accuracy of bounding box, the thickness of LaTeX's \fbox and the thickness of ...
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How can I create PDF & EPS exactly as big as my PSTricks picture but without using pdfcrop?

This question is made to accompany the existing question: How can I create a pdf document exactly as big as my tikz picture?. Constraints: It is not allowed to use pdfcrop by any means whatsoever. ...
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Matlab, Inkscape, ConTeXt and automatic image conversion?

I want to use matlab plots in my ConTeXt document, but preprocess them in Inkscape. I wonder if there is some recommended workflow. So far what I'm doing is this: save matlab figure as 'fig', so I ...
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How to improve accuracy when working with PSTricks?

I have tried this with TikZ that produces the same issue, you can try Leo's solution here. In other words, this issue is NOT specific to PSTricks. The hidden idea is to avoid cropping with pdfcrop ...
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Is there a command to convert cm to bp?

I want to convert a length in cm (centimeter) to bp (big point). Is there a command to convert cm to bp?
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Create a symbol font from SVG symbols

Is it possible to create an own scalable font from a set of symbols (~700), all in SVG format. All of them are symbols (like Zapf Dingbats), so there would be no need for special settings like ...
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How to fix EPS with incorrect bounding box?

I want to get a standalone EPS graphic from DVI. This process can be done using the batch file as follows latex %1 dvips -E %1 -o %1.eps And the test file is as follows \documentclass{minimal} ...
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Export beamer slides to powerpoint/openoffice-impress/keynote editable format

I usually prepare my talks using powerpoint/openoffice-impress/keynote, where I explaing programs, pseudocodes, etc. Recently I was thinking about creating text-only, code-only and pseudocode-only ...
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Convert from LaTeX to Plain TeX

Is there a way to convert a LaTeX document, which uses a lot of packages and macros, into Plain TeX, such that all macros are expanded and all dependencies on external packages are gone?
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How to convert PDF to EPS?

I can't find a tool to convert PDF to EPS, neither in MikTeX nor in TeXLive. Is there such a tool actually? Update: Based on Herbert's accepted answer, I simplify his batch as follows: #!/bin/sh ...
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Can LaTeX be persuaded to produce text output?

I've read here and there that ConTeXt can produce XML output. We also have, from time to time, questions about converting LaTeX to different formats. On the basis that "The only parser for TeX is ...
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qpdf warning: Cross-reference stream data has the wrong size

I compile the following with pdflatex (pdfTeX 3.1415926-1.40.10-2.2 (TeX Live 2009/Debian)) \pdfminorversion=5% With these lines... \pdfobjcompresslevel=3% ... commented out... \pdfcompresslevel=9% ...
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Want a TeX to XML or MathML converter

Is there a TeX engine that converts a TeX document to MathML or XML directly the way PDFTeX converts text input to PDF? I am familiar with some converters that transform a subset of TeX into ...