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The LaTeX2HTML Translator

Nikos Drakos,
Computer Based Learning Unit,
University of Leeds.

March 19, 1996

A postscript version is available.  

Warning: The contents of this document are likely to change. It is advisable not to use links to any pages other than the first page (this page).


LaTeX2HTML is a conversion tool that allows documents written in LaTeX to become part of the WorldWide Web. In addition, it offers an easy migration path towards authoring complex hypermedia documents using familiar word-processing concepts.

LaTeX2HTML replicates the basic structure of a LaTeX document as a set of interconnected HTML files which can be explored using automatically generated navigation panels. The cross-references, citations, footnotes, the table of contents and the lists of figures and tables, are also translated into hypertext links. Formatting information which has equivalent ``tags'' in HTML (lists, quotes, paragraph breaks, type styles, etc.) is also converted appropriately. The remaining heavily formatted items such as mathematical equations, pictures or tables are converted to images which are placed automatically at the correct positions in the final HTML document.

LaTeX2HTML extends LaTeX by supporting arbitrary hypertext links and symbolic cross-references between evolving remote documents. It also allows the specification of conditional text and the inclusion of raw HTML commands. These hypermedia extensions to LaTeX are available as new commands and environments from within a LaTeX document.

This document presents the main features of LaTeX2HTML, and describes how to obtain, install, and use it.

Leon Kos
Tue Mar 19 09:29:01 MET 1996