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Re: [vox] PDFs



it would've been nice for them to have an obvious screenshot on the
webpage.  i'm a little doubtful, but will keep an open mind.  :)

i don't mind sub and sup tags.  just as long as i can have a good sized
chunk of information displayed in an easy to read format.

do you have a mathematic/sceintific page that shows this thing in action?

pete


begin Eric Eisenhart <eric@nblug.org> 
> On Mon, Jan 27, 2003 at 02:17:11PM -0800, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > the stuff that i do, for example, is completely unsuited for html.
> > latex2html documents (aside from being almost as ugly as the tk widget
> > set) are very painful to read for more than just a simple and short
> > scientific discussion.
> 
> Have you ever tried tex4ht?  Available in debian as "tex4ht", otherwise
> http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/~gurari/TeX4ht/mn.html
> 
> I've had reasonable results using it, but my most recent project involving
> it isn't particularly scientific, more simply something that's spending more
> time argued over in meetings than looked at online.
> 
> The HTML output does end up with all sorts of <div> and <span> tags, but
> since the formatting is all in a stylesheet and the stylesheet's version of
> sizing is all percentages and ems (current one has, basically, "hr { height
> : 1px; }", but it's otherwise free of absolute sizing) it's really all
> pretty clean; realistically I'll end up eventually customizing the
> stylesheet for a nicer online presentation and breaking the document up into
> separate segments with navigation, etc.  But that's beyond what I'd expect
> software to do for me automatically.
> 
> AFAIK, however, when dealing with formulas it ends up rendering them to a
> picture and including an <img> link.
> 
> I understand that the preferred format for generating both print and online
> versions of a document is the "docbook" format.  Unfortunately, it seems
> that this involves too much work creating styles early on to have been
> practical for me so far; maybe I'll use it later.



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