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how is the best option or program to export LaTeX to HTML and upload to the web?

I tried LaTeXtoHTML but I am not convinced.

Now I am using TeXmaker for my documentation.

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  • What do you mean by 'not convinced'? Keep in mind that things like readthedocs.org are not just HTML. – Sean Allred Sep 12 '14 at 11:46
  • Sorry @SeanAllred I don't know about readthedocs.org I will take a look. I'm newbie and I don't know how to publish on-line documentation :( Can you orientate me with any link or first steps? – Neil Sep 12 '14 at 15:13
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That depends on your documents, but usually people use tex4ht to convert LaTeX to HTML. I'm often obliged to offer a html-version of my documents, but on the other hand writing LaTeX is so much easier than using "Word", so I offer a beautiful PDF and an HTML file. One can do this on the base of the same document, but some packages are not well supported by tex4ht, so I use this code to replace them (e.g. libertine against lmodern) for the HTML file:

\makeatletter
\newif\ifhtlatex
\@ifpackageloaded{tex4ht}{%
  \htlatextrue% Wenn mit tex4ht kompiliert wird
  \usepackage{lmodern}
}{%
  \htlatexfalse% Es wird ein PDF erstellt
  \usepackage[tracking=true]{microtype}
  \usepackage[osf]{libertine}
  \SetTracking{encoding= * , shape = sc}{25}
}
\makeatother

Edit:

I try to avoid the necessity for improvement of the html output. It is more efficient to improve the process of transfer from LaTeX to HTML.

Example: I often use the scrjura package. Some really nice persons on the tex4ht mailing list wrote "scrjura.cfg", which transfers my layout correctly to html. The command now ist htlatex <filename> "scrjura" " -cunihtf" (there is a space between the " and the - in the sectond option!).

As a result, I get correct output. Usually...

If you are going to transfer more than one file occasionally from LaTeX to HTML, I suggest to ask on the tex4ht mailing list or here about a *.cfg file for a package you need.

  • Thank you very much! What do you do in the second hand after convert to HTML? Do you only edit CSS or also HTML for make it better? – Neil Sep 12 '14 at 15:20
  • There is also a user here: tex.stackexchange.com/users/2891/michal-h21 , who is an expert, see this website he maintains: github.com/michal-h21/tex4ebook – Keks Dose Sep 12 '14 at 15:45
  • Thanks but I don't understand all. :( The package 'scrjura' helps to do better HTML but do you not recommend? – Neil Sep 12 '14 at 16:08
  • @Neil I recommend to avoid digging in the HTML or CSS output after conversion manually and I think it is better to solve issues by using config files during conversion. – Keks Dose Sep 12 '14 at 16:27
  • Thanks I understand. And sorry for all questions. The last one: What those that config files? Are there any link for read more? Thanks and sorry for all that stuff. – Neil Sep 12 '14 at 17:22

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