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

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Conversion pt to mm or cm

Is there any way how to convert pt to mm or cm in plain TeX?
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Convert Latex to odt using tex4ht [closed]

Based on advice from this question I'm trying to use tex4ht to convert a latex document into something readable by MS Word. I was planning to use tex4ht to convert .tex to odt format. I'm running ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...