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

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What are the various units (ex, em, in, pt, bp, dd, pc) expressed in mm?

How can one determine the length of the different units (measured 1ex, 1em, 1in, 1pt, 1bp, 1dd, 1pc) in mm?
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What causes latex.exe to be unable to import *.jpg, *.png, *.pdf directly?

Internally, what causes latex.exe to be unable to import *.jpg, *.png, *.pdf directly?
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How to produce EPS instead of PS using latex.exe followed by dvips?

How to produce EPS instead of PS using latex.exe followed by dvips?
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How to convert LaTeX to RTF when using sffms extension?

I'm just starting out using LaTeX. I've successfully installed MiKTeX and the sffms package for formatting fiction. This is all working OK (converting to PDF). I need to convert my tex files to RTF as ...
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Cannot determine size of graphic in * (no BoundingBox)

I use convert filename.gif filename.eps to produce EPS from images before include them into TeX document, and get error: ! LaTeX Error: Cannot determine size of graphic in filename.eps (no ...
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How do I tweak the output of tex4ht's latex-to-openoffice conversion?

Every now and then I am required to circulate a document in Word format; I write in LaTeX, of course. I use xelatex because I frequently need Unicode; I do bibliographies with biblatex; and I ...
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Options for converting LaTeX to plain text

What options exist for doing something like this? I'm particularly interested in LaTeX that describes mathematics.
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Convert gif image to png on the fly

I am using pdflatex on linux and attempting to convert gif to png. I can run scripts to find out the image attributes and even and convert the files supplied from a folder but I can not write back to ...
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LaTeX for beginners

My dad's an author (English books with some Arabic) and until recently has been using WordPerfect for DOS for all his writing. He's been moving to Word and hates the lack of control he has compared to ...
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Workflow for converting LaTeX into Open Office / MS Word Format

I often have to write up reports based on the analysis of some data. I use R to analyse the data and export tables, figures, and text. This is then included into a LaTeX document either using input or ...
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How do I convert HTML to LaTeX?

I would like a way to convert a document from HTML to LaTeX on a Windows platform. What is my best option?
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Converting LyX to LaTeX

I'm working with a colleague who uses LyX (I use LaTeX), and we have a hard time exchanging documents because of conversion issues. Is there any easy way to convert LyX to LaTeX and vice versa?
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What are good ways to convert EPS to PDF?

I'd like to try to use pdfLaTeX to generate PDFs but my images are all in EPS. I would also like for the images to remain scalable. I have tried using ImageMagik's convert: convert file.eps ...
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converting Latex to OpenOffice

I need to convert a Latex document to OpenOffice -> Word in order to allow cooperation with non-latex users. I've tried two commands: oolatex foo.tex and mk4ht oolatex foo.tex In both cases ...
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Use LaTeX to produce Epub

I'm asking here a question which was asked on the italian TeX group forum. Is there a way to produce Epub output automatically from a LaTeX source? I should remark that Epub is just HTML+a subset of ...
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How to create PDF and HTML output from the same source

I'm working on a document that has been published only as a PDF file until now. To utilize some of PDF's features, it uses the packages pdfpages and pdftex and commands like includepdf{}. But soon ...
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What is the status of generating LaTeX from handwriting (i.e., OCR)?

I type fast enough that for most things it's not a pain, but I have a few big stacks of old course notes I'd like in LaTeX which I'm dreading having to go through. So, I'm just wondering what the best ...
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How to convert mediawiki syntax to latex?

I think I've seen a script for converting mediawiki syntax to Latex. Also, in case there are more than one solution for this, it might be nice to summarize them here.
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How can I efficiently convert TEI documents into LaTeX?

TEI documents have a lot of information that can be used for representation and style. Are there any tools to convert such documents into LaTeX in order to create good pdf/html etc. versions?
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How do I convert Open Office documents into LaTeX?

Is there a good utility for this? Does it more than the standard stuff, or does it also do formulas and poems etc. in a good way?
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How can I import an exam or assignment from Word into LaTeX?

This is a counterpart to "How can I typeset an exam or assignment paper in LaTeX?", which was from a teacher looking for a template to compose assignments and exams. I'm a student, and I'd like to ...
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How can I convert math-less latex documents into Microsoft Word?

Like most people here, my resume/CV is in LaTeX, but there are always these annoying companies (or more often, recruiters) who will only look at resumes in Microsoft Word format. How can I translate ...
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Can DVI files be converted to RTF files?

Consider a *NIX executable, dvi2rtf, whose contents are: #!/bin/sh TMPX=`mktemp /tmp/dvi2rtf.XXXXXX` dvitty $1 $TMPX # CTAN txt2rtf $TMPX $2 # CTAN, in rtfutils If my head is working ...