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LaTeX2pic

Macros and a perl script for converting LaTEX files to web suitable pictures

Description

LaTeX2pic consists of a perl script of the same name, and macros for WinEdt to ease preparation of web ready pictures of formulas. The basic idea is to create a LaTEX file that consists only of an equationand then run LaTeX2pic. At this point it will be made into a picture file (png, jpeg, gif, etc.) that is slightly larger than the equation, ready to place on a web site.

Installation

LaTeX2pic requires Perl and ImageMagick. You must therefore first install Perl (ActivePerl can be found several places including www.activestate.com). Then you must install ImageMagick (www.imagemagick.org).

To install LaTeX2pic, simply extract the zip file (e.g. to %b\Macros\LaTeX\LaTeX2pic) and run the install.edt macro (e.g. open install.edt and Execute Current Macro via Shift+Ctrl+F9). This will install the best version for you system. If you have the MUI plugin it will install the MUI version of LaTeX2pic, otherwise it will install the non-MUI version.

The perl script can of course be run from the command-line independent of WinEdt. See the documentation in the perl script for more information.

What does it contain?

After installation two menu items under Accessories are added:

LaTeX2pic
Runs LaTeX2pic, i.e. runs LaTeX, then crops and converts the resulting image to a filetype that you specify.
selected2pic
Basically runs Compile Selection, then LaTeX2pic. Unfortunately, this means that it will open a .dvi window.

Also included is a third macro with no menu item:

pages2pic
The menu must currently be installed by hand since it is experimental and I don't think it will of general interest. It converts one document into a series of pictures--one for each page.

Download

LaTeX2pic.zip

MUI plug-in

Macro contributed by Ivan Andrus <gvolmath.byu.edu>.

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