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

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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 ...
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latex2html: Includes junk from document preamble and other mess. [closed]

I'm trying to make a clean web-version of a significantly sized tex document. latex2html works 'ok' except for not being able to handle lots of packages. Thats not a problem since I'm not that worried ...
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Converting LaTeX to HTML5 [closed]

HTML5 allows for great rendering. Crocodoc for example does a great conversion from PDF to HTML5. Is there any tool to convert LaTeX to HTML5? Does tex4ht support HTML5? Here's an example of what ...
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How to convert a preprint pdf into something more readable? [closed]

I'm talking about a pdf document that was created via LaTeX (probably pdflatex) but the tex source of which is not available. I'd appreciate a solution that is less manual than trying to convert the ...
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How much time does it take to learn LaTeX?

I have always used Word to write my papers. I am now interested in LaTeX. Is it hard to learn LaTeX? How much time may it require to convert my .doc to LaTeX (say about 30 pages)?
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Export/convert/externalize tikzpicture as LaTeX (picture) code?

I have seen "32.4 Externalizing Graphics" in the Tikz manual, which explains how Tikz images can easily be exported as PDF images using pdfLaTeX. However, I am persuaded I saw somewhere a way to ...
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How to convert source code from LaTeX to LyX?

I have difficulties to make a document in LyX. I have create my document in TexMaker (LaTeX) and I want to put this codes in LyX editor and see the result as a PDF or DVI. but it seem some errors ...
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Problem in Latex2rtf [closed]

I installed LaTeX2rtf 2.1.1 GUI from SourceForge. I also installed MikTeX, Imagemagick and ghostscript, which is automatically detected in the environment tab. But when I run the program on a .tex ...
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Convert TeX to non-TeX and back

I wrote my thesis in LaTeX and now my advisor would like to go in and manually make changes. I had assumed he would mark up a pdf or printed document, and then hand those changes to me to make, but he ...
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Wide table problem when generating PDF

I have a LaTeX wide table generated from a data frame in R using xtable, but when the PDF is created not all the data is shown, just a part of it, and the other part is hidden on the right of the PDF. ...
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From old paper documents to modern LaTeX versions

I'm more or less in the process of converting old (let's say from the 70's) paper documents into their modern LaTeX version. What I am doing is as follows: write the whole Latex source from ...
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Exporting all equations from a document as individual svg files

I'm currently a presentation based on a paper originally written in Latex. Currently, I use Kile and Ubuntu for my work. What I'm finding is that I need a large number of the equations from the ...
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Howto generate png images of characters using LaTeX

I need to generate PNG images of Latin characters and AMS symbols with transparent background. Each image should be exactly in dimensions of its box. I know It's possible with LaTeX because I see ...
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LaTeX from Scientific Workplace

I am using this program "Scientific Workplace", which seems to have a proprietary-non-standard version of LaTeX, i.e., a version that cannot be readily interpreted by standard Latex readers; I ...
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LaTeX to Word converter [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Workflow for converting LaTeX into Open Office / MS Word Format What ways can you convert a LaTeX file to a Word document? What resources/articles exist to help get ...
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TikZ to non-PDF

How do I tell TikZ to output to a standalone image file? Like JPG, PNG, etc? Yes, there is a way to output it to PDF, then do a snapshot. But this is for mathematical-visual comparisons, and I need ...
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Compile a LaTeX document into a PNG image that's as short as possible

I need to convert my LaTeX documents into PNG. The problem is, I also need the resulting image to be as short as possible (height-wise). I've tried latex followed by dvipng, but the result is always ...
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Converting LaTeX into Unicode for email

My standard procedure for writing mathematical email has been to use pidgin-LaTeX for some time now, and many of those I communicate with do the same. However, someone I know has recently started a ...
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Alternatives to bibtex2html

As the title says, are there viable alternatives to bibtex2html for converting bibliographic entries to HTML? I am specifically looking for some command-line utility allowing to export a bib files ...
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Automated age calculation

How can I calculate my age at compile-time in LaTeX? Something like: I'm \myage{day}{month}{year} years old. would be most awesome.
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compile a .tex file to Word document? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Workflow for converting LaTeX into Open Office / MS Word Format Are there any solutions to this? I know that's probably not the most favorable thing to do... But I ...
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Converting pdf to LaTeX? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert PDF to (La)TeX? is there a way to convert pdf to LaTeX? I don't need the conversion to be very accurate. It's fine for me as long as it is "almost there". ...
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How should I convert my beamer slides to PowerPoint according to these odd specifications?

I am working with a program at my university that will videorecord my lectures, take my slides, and bundle them together into a movie to be put on the web, iTunesU, etc. They have asked me to produce ...
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Adding Word files to document

I am preparing a report using LaTeX and would like to add several documents saved as Word files. I have tried this before making each page a figure but I really don't like the results. Any help would ...
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Producing doc/docx from LaTeX

Is there any way to produce doc/docx files from LaTeX?
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Can Lyx syntax files override document class defaults?

I'm editing a client's Latex file in Lyx, where the client has used a document class not supported by Lyx. In these cases, I use tex2lyx with either -c article or -c report to ensure Lyx can import ...
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How to convert PDF to (La)TeX?

I know that probably no information is passed to the PDF when a .tex file is compiled, but is there a tool that can convert a PDF document to (La)TeX?