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

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Comprehensive list of tools that simplify the generation of LaTeX tables

Manually hacking tables in LaTeX is one of the less funny things when preparing a document. Naturally, there are quite a few tools that promise to simplify this. In fact, I have somewhat lost track of ...
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converting bibtex to bibitem: occurance of \newblock

I get a \newblock when I convert bibtex to bibitem using the method in BibTeX in LaTeX document my code: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \nocite{*} \bibliography{biblio} \bibliographystyle{...
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Converting Markdown to LaTeX, in LaTeX

I've started to use markdown for my notes simply because its faster than writing latex, but I would prefer to have the extra power to LaTeX. Is there/would it be possible to have a markdown ...
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Re: old request: Convert from historic LaTeX-based software called “The Publisher”

This question is directed to daleif: Believe it or not, we still have a Solaris 10 server running Publisher (the perpetual license was granted in 1990!). One of our faculty has a large number of ...
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How to get Anki working with TikZ-based packages?

Since I have been struggling with this for some time and the issue is nowhere to be found on the Web, I thought to ease up some people's lives by posting this question here. Assumption: Basic ...
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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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graphviz dot with fig2dev through metapost produces low labels

I try to convert dot to metapost using the fig output driver of dot, fig2dev to convert the graph to metapost and finally tex to include the result in a document. An example script is digraph { A ...
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Undefined control sequence \pgfsyspdfmark converting Standalone TikZ with pdflatex

My ultimate goal is to get chemfig working with AnkiSRS. It only accepts .png as latex output, so I need to compile with pdflatex and then convert the file from within the latex environment. I am ...
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Who creates xxx-eps-converted-to.pdf and why can't I delete it?

Consider the following code name simulator.tex. % simulator.tex \documentclass[preview,border=12pt,varwidth]{standalone} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents*}{input.tex} \documentclass[...
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Macaulay2 to latex

Is there a way to generate the output of Macaulay2 computations to latex? For example, I can do the following: i1 : R = QQ[a,b,c,d] o1 = R o1 : PolynomialRing i2 : I = ideal (a*b, c*d) o2 = ideal ...
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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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Beamer-Generated slides to PPT?

I like creating slides in Beamer. My supervisor doesn't. He wants me to "generate or convert [the set I did for a conference] to PowerPoint." I've tried different online and offline products like `...
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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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Any way of converting ppt or odf to beamer or org?

I'm interested in converting some .ppt files into beamer/.tex (or, better, .org) format. I can find numerous discussions of converting from beamer to .ppt but not the other way round. Is there any (...
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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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Adding information for coversion between formats

I just installed LyX 2.2.0, and trying to preview the included examples/splash.lyx file that shows up the first time you start the program. I'm getting an error about not being able to convert between ...
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How to convert a document with LaTeX content into a MS Word document? [closed]

I work with a publishing company and we are working on a book containing large amounts of scientific and/or mathematical charts, equations, etc. created with LaTeX. We do not have electronic versions ...
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Word template to latex

I need to write an article, the template is provided in MS Word, however the file they accept could be either PDF or MSWord. Then I prefer to write it in latex. From this question it seems there is ...
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Asciidoc/Asciidoctor to LaTeX, LaTeX in Asciidoc

Does anybody have experience in using Asciidoc in relation to LaTeX? I am especially interested in converting Asciidoc (or the Docbook output) to LaTeX using formulae in Asciidoc and process them ...
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Advisor likes MS Word, I like LaTeX

Techinical question of this academic question: http://academia.stackexchange.com/questions/62400/advisor-likes-ms-word-i-like-latex I have an issue with my Supervisor: he likes to write papers on MS ...
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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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Bibtex to html/Markdown/etc., using Pandoc

It seems that Pandoc is capable of dealing with references given in a .bib file. Yet, I haven't been able to simply ask Pandoc to convert a .bib file into html, markdown or other formats. Is there a ...
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I need to use the fancytooldtips package in a number of plain tex documents

I have been handed down a number of rather long documents, compiled in plain Tex. My task is to implement the fancytooltip package in these documents for various purposes. The package in question is ...
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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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Can't open .pdf file after saving .tex file [closed]

I simply can't open a .tex file I wrote and saved as a .pdf file. Here is what I wrote: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage[a4paper,left=2.54cm,right=2.54cm,top=2.54cm,bottom=2.54cm]{...
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Why haven't any TeX->HTML converters been updated to use current web standards/style?

I think that updating these converters would help TeX stay relevant as a document processing language. In these last few years, web development has really skyrocketed. CSS3 has brought along a lot of ...
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Automatically combining a set of PDF files

Say I have a bunch of Word documents, PowerPoint and Excel files. I have some cover photo. I want to convert the files to PDF, add the cover photo and footer to the bottom of each page hello world ...
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Converting from pdf [duplicate]

So, I have ultimately important lecture to give. Now, I have to add material to it. I was stupid enough to erase tex and all support files. It is a great deal - 12 pages. So, it would take me a day to ...
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Converter europass.xml to tex

Do you know a converter, which transforms an europass.xml to an europass.tex file? europecv could be the documentclass for the europass.tex for instance. This means, it is not a question about 'show ...
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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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Where to write in latex? [duplicate]

I want to write a paper in latex but I don't know which program I should use. I know I can't use word. Sorry if this question is a duplicate but I can't find the answer.
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Free substitute for Word2Tex on Windows

I work with a lot of word documents. I want to make some of these look better with LaTex, but it's almost impossible to manually extract images/equations and put them into a .tex file and then convert ...
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Pandoc conversion - LaTeX logo not displaying correctly

I used \LaTeX to get the LaTeX logo in my .tex file. However, converting it to pdf with: pandoc file.tex -o file.pdf produces a file that doesn't have the correctly formatted LaTeX logo. However, ...
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Mathematica notebook into latex document

Whereas Mathematica allows us to dump an entire notebook into a readable LaTeX file. However, the formatting of that file is not optimal. There are many posts on how to "beautify" a single ...
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How to preserve clearness while converting jpg to pdf file? [closed]

I would like convert several jpg files (each being a photo taken of two pages of a book) to a pdf file, with the goal of making the pdf file look like pages of a regular ebook file in terms of page ...
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newfloat vs tex4ht

When using newfloat to create a new type of float, tex4ht swallows the first line of text inside the float when it converts to .odt format. In the MWE, the new float is example; this works the same ...
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Convert Tex document with pdf images

I've found thousands of posts and articles describing how to convert Latex documents into HTML or odt. I tried everything but it seems my problem is peculiar. I have 250 pages of compiled document ...
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Latex to HTML converter with specific needs

I have the task to find a tool that converts LateX to HTML. I already had a look at different tools like Hevea, pandoc, Hyperlatex. The best looking tool for my needs was Hevea but lacks support for ...
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Conflict between tex4ht and biblatex-chicago

I cannot get tex4ht to work with biblatex-chicago. Compile the MWE below with pdflatex generates the following errors: (/usr/local/texlive/2015/texmf-dist/tex/latex/biblatex/lbx/english.lbx))) ...
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Standalone Package | Convert Option | Issues With Command Option | PNG Export | Remove Alpha | Remove Transparency

Input \documentclass[ tikz, border=2mm, convert={ true, %false, density = 300, convertexe = {convert}, %command={\convertexe\space -density \...
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tex4ht discards added spaces

tex4ht discards the added spaces in this document when converting to .odt format (pdflatex file && mk4ht oolatex file). Is there a way to write spacing commands that tex4ht will preserve? \...
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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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How can I convert LaTeX text to a format suitable for a StackExchange answer?

I have written an answer in LaTeX for a question asked in cstheory.stackexchange. I would like to copy it into an actual answer to the original question. How can I do it? The main problem is that the ...
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Vector to raster graphics for draft mode

I'm writing a document which has many plots with quite a lot of data points. Those plots are stored as .pdf vector images and their rendering takes a lot of time. So every time I stumble upon a page ...
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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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Convert beamer presentation to (non-editable) powerpoint

I'm looking for a way to automatically convert my beamer slides to powerpoint format (or something else LibreOffice Impress can read). I found some ideas here and here, but they are too complicated ...
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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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Does a LaTeX to Kramdown converter exist?

I'm building a blog using Jekyll and hosting on Github Pages. I have a bunch of LaTeX documents that I'd like to upload as blog posts, but they contain a good deal of formatting that I'd have to go in ...
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Are there many cases where Pandoc fails on Word/.docx to TeX conversion of formulas/math?

How reliable is a LaTeX (XeTeX) publishing workflow which depends on Pandoc to handle submissions in .docx format from recent versions of Word? I can anticipate submissions with a fair amount of math, ...
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Converting a TeX document to SE markdown? [closed]

Portions of my masters thesis work, which was never published officially, could be pretty easily adapted to a very comprehensively answer to a question on Programmers about Particle Swarm Optimization....