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Requirements

  The translator makes use of several utilities all of which are freely available on most platforms. You may use Archie to find the source code of any utilities you might need.

The requirements for using LaTeX2HTML depend on the kind of translation you would like to perform, as follows:

  1. LaTeX commands but without equations, figures, tables, etc.
  2. LaTeX commands with equations, figures, tables, etc.
    As above plus
  3. Segmentation of large documentation
    If you wish to use this feature, you will have to upgrade your LaTeX to the LaTeX2e level.
  4. Transparent inlined images
    If you dislike the ugly white background color of the generated inlined images then you should get either the netpbm library (instead of the older pbmplus) OR install the giftrans filter by Andreas Ley <ley@rz.uni-karlsruhe.de> Version 1.10.2 is known to work without problems but later versions should also be OK.

If ghostscript or the pbmplus (or netpbm) library are not available it is still possible to use the translator with the -no_images option.

If you intend to use any of the special features of the translator (see Page gif) then you have to include the html.sty file in any LaTeX documents that use them.

Because by default the translator makes use of inlined images in the final HTML output, it would be better to have a viewer which supports the <IMG> tag, such as NCSA Mosaic or Netscape Navigator. If only a character based browser is available or if you want the generated documents to be more portable then the translator can be used with the -ascii_mode option.


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Fri May 3 11:40:17 PDT 1996