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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

17
votes
6answers
835 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
40 views

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 ...
32
votes
9answers
27k views

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 ...
16
votes
3answers
12k views

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?
28
votes
8answers
40k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

Generate doc file from tex file

I want to write my thesis in latex but I need to include doc and pdf file on a CD. Is it possible to generate doc file from latex?
133
votes
8answers
30k views

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 ...
81
votes
14answers
18k views

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 ...
29
votes
8answers
22k views

Producing doc/docx from LaTeX

Is there any way to produce doc/docx files from LaTeX?
7
votes
3answers
3k views

Convert LaTeX to SVG online

What websites allow users to quickly and simply convert mathematical equations into SVG without having to install or run any software?
1
vote
0answers
112 views

How to transform Google docs tables into Latex Tables?

I usually do all of my tables using Google Docs spreadsheet. This is a good and quick way to organize information and create quick tables. Now I am writing a document in Latex and I would like to ...
2
votes
0answers
65 views

Copying latex from scanned book [duplicate]

Suppose I have a scanned book with equations, is there a convenient way to obtain latex that reproduces them?
2
votes
0answers
173 views

Tex4ht options to convert beamer slides

I tried to used tex4ht utility to convert beamer-latex presentation to OpenOffice ODT, and I'm really not happy with the results. Please find below the snapshots of PDF and ODT files. Please note, ...
32
votes
5answers
6k views

How can I use TikZ to make standalone (SVG) graphics?

I would like to use TikZ in other settings than TeX and I'd especially like to use the drawings on websites where the text should be searchable and selectable. However, I'm unsure of the best way to ...
8
votes
5answers
295 views

Transform big number into scientific format

I want to convert my big integer number into a shorter form; for example \convert{123456789} = 1.23 x 10^9 Is there any package which allows me to do so?
6
votes
2answers
1k views

Converting bib database into csv

I have a bibliography on a subject (don't matter what subject it is, there is about 20 different files and about 1000 records). I need to convert it into csv (or any other table format which can be ...
5
votes
1answer
633 views

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 ...
15
votes
1answer
599 views

What is the 2014 status on converting Word and MathType to LaTeX

Why have I started a new question? I have studied as many pages here as I can on answers to this question and none have really satisfactory answers. I want to start a new discussion on this problem. ...
4
votes
2answers
160 views

TeX to epub conversion

I want to create epub document, but I only have a tex file (unfortunately, mathematical formulas, and drawing diagrams). I tried pandoc: tex to html, tex to xhtml, to xml, but nothing works properly. ...
1
vote
0answers
61 views

How convert any.text to any.tex file or html file to tex [closed]

I found examples where it is mentioned conversion of tex files with LaTeX, but to get any file to tex I could find. In the Linux console. UTF-8 does not support the Russian alphabet or Arabic. If you ...
4
votes
2answers
772 views

Adding page breaks to pandoc latex template when converting markdown

Perhaps I'm missing something, but is there a way to either (a) ensure that pandoc places pagebreaks before level 1 and level 2 headers in markdown (#,##), or (b) hide \newpage from other markdown ...
4
votes
1answer
66 views

Creating a gls from a spreadsheet

I have a spreadsheet of 1925 terms that I wish to build a glossary for. Short of manually adding tags to each line and exporting to a plain text file, is there a way to convert the spreadsheet into a ...
0
votes
1answer
68 views

How to recover lost .tex files [closed]

Here's the set-up: I recently bought a new computer, and I backed up all of my LaTeX files and documents from my old computer onto an external hard drive. I then downloaded LaTeX on my new computer. ...
5
votes
2answers
965 views

Someone knows a xml2tex converter?

I've already Googled it, without concrete success. So, I'd like to know if someone knows a converter from XML to TeX. Something "simple" as latex2rtf.
10
votes
5answers
3k views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
21 views

Converting a {classicthesis} book into a .doc file [duplicate]

I'm looking for a free (not shareware, because I have many files to convert and I don't want limits), stable, relatively simple way to convert my phd thesis coded using "ClassicThesis" package, into a ...
47
votes
8answers
7k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
24 views

Generate external images for all equations in a document [duplicate]

I have to convert a LaTeX document to a Microsoft Word template due to circumstances I cannot alter (intergovernmental organisation). With \tikzexternalize, I can easily generate images for all my ...
2
votes
1answer
43 views

Cropping output of pdflatex to pagesize

I am trying to create square images with a fixed size in pixels in LaTeX to be used as buttons. So far, I got the best results using the slides document class in combination with the geometry package, ...
96
votes
21answers
10k views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
121 views

Possible to Convert Math in Picture into LaTeX? How?

Is it feasible to convert math in a picture, say written by hand, into LaTeX? For example, I'd deem it faster to write down (de novo) a 10 x 10 matrix with long, complex entries, rather than typing ...
84
votes
8answers
12k views

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 ...
8
votes
1answer
137 views

Distiller-option in TeXShop: Ghostscript vs. Apple

Today I noticed that in the last panel of the TeXShop options I can choose between Ghostscript and Apple Distiller as the "Distiller" of my Document. Any pros and cons for these alternatives? Is ...
41
votes
5answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
48 views

Usage of \caption command in converting LaTeX files to HTML using tex4ht (For tables)

I am looking to convert TeX files into HTML using the htlatex command. I was previously having an issue with the formatting of my HTML file: the captions to my figures were skewed to the left of my ...
8
votes
3answers
115 views

What research exists on Speech to LaTeX / MathML?

Preface I'm currently working in the area of speech recognition and simultaneous lecture translation. Essentially, you have one speaker (the lecturer) who speaks in German (for example) and many ...
0
votes
0answers
200 views

Formatting a collection of .docx document to LaTeX document

I define a general format in a LaTeX document (title, name, etc.) and the space for the document paragraphs. To this, I want to process all the .docx files (Word Documents) and generate the formatted ...
22
votes
3answers
14k views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
96 views

batch conversion of lyx to pdf

Is it possible to "batch" covert lyx documents to pdf? I have more than 250 lyx docs in a folder. I want them in a pdf format. I can do it manually one by one. But there has to be a better way. Hope ...
3
votes
1answer
57 views

Increase image resolution using MetaUML and metapost

I'm using MetaUML to create text-driven UML diagrams. When I generate a figure, with: $ mpost example.mp $ convert ps:example.1 png:example.png a very low-resolution image is generated. If I scale ...
1
vote
1answer
72 views

Usage of \caption command in converting LaTeX files to HTML using tex4ht

Hi I'm new to LateX and Tex4ht. So please bear with my inexperience. I am required to convert LaTeX source files into HTML (I further require to compile them into .chm files; I have decided to first ...
4
votes
1answer
53 views

How to make LyX process TeX code without converting it into .lyx format?

When I do \input{file} in a .tex document I later import in LyX, LyX converts file.tex into file.lyx and changes \input{file} to \input{file.lyx}. But LyX doesn't do well with the TeX code it does not ...
3
votes
1answer
81 views

LyX texcount custom converter

Is it possible to define a new Converter in LyX so I can use texcount -sub and produce a .txt file with the statistics of the file? I was thinking in going to Tools -> Preferences -> Converters ...
3
votes
0answers
48 views

How to convert a TeX file with custom commands into LyX? [closed]

LyX doesn't understand certain pieces of a .tex file when it converts it into .lyx via tex2lyx program. For instance: \rowcolors{1}{gray!15}{white} If this line is present in the .tex file, LyX ...
22
votes
7answers
4k views

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 ...
17
votes
2answers
19k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Using Excel2LaTeX in Excel 2013 [closed]

I'm using Excel 2013 and having no luck getting the Excel2LaTeX add-in to do my bidding. When I view my add-ins from the options menu, all seems well--Excel2LaTeX shows up, and its checkbox is marked ...
9
votes
1answer
186 views

Standalone package advanced conversion options inside LaTeX source file

I want to use the conversion options of the standalone package to produce a PNG image file from a LaTeX source file. The package documentation lists two tables with options for conversion. The normal ...
3
votes
1answer
170 views

PS to EPS preserving bounding box

I have an SVG file and would like to turn that into EPS for embedding into a latex file to be eventually used by dvips. I can use rsvg-convert to turn my SVG into PS. I then can use ps2eps to turn ...
3
votes
2answers
8k views

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 ...