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HTML2LATEX(1) FreeBSD General Commands Manual HTML2LATEX(1)

convert HTML markup to LaTeX markup

html2latex [
] [
file ...

For each file argument, html2latex converts the text as HTML markup to LaTeX markup. If no files are specified, a usage message is given. Input will be taken from standard input for files named -. Output will to a similarly named file with a ‘.tex’ extension ( html2latex recognises ‘.html’ extensions).
Options modify the action of html2latex.
The options are:
Number sections.
Place page breaks after the title page (if present) and the table of contents (if present).
Generate a table of contents.
Create no files -- LaTeX is output to stdout.
Generate a title page, with the title Title.
Generate a title page, with the author Author.
Place the text Header after ‘\begin{document}’.
Place the text Footer before ‘\end{document}’.
Specify the options to ‘\documentstyle’.

An example of use is
html2latex -n - < file.html | less
This converts file.html to LaTeX and pages through the output. The sections (corresponding to heading tags in the HTML source) will be numbered.
Another example is
html2latex -t 'Introduction to HTML' -a gnat \ 
-p -c -o '[bookman]{article}' html-intro
This takes input from the file html-intro, writing to html-intro.tex, and adds a title page (with title Introduction to HTML and author gnat) and table of contents with page-breaks after both. The sections of the document are not numbered. The LaTeX source includes the line ‘\documentstyle[bookman]{article}’.


Current the only HTML tags supported are: TITLE, H1, H2, H3, H4, H5, H6, UL, OL, DL, DT, DD, LI, B, I, U, EM, STRONG, CODE, SAMP, KBD, VAR, DFN, CITE, LISTING. The only recognised SGML escapes are ‘&amp.amp’, ‘&’, ‘&’. ADDRESS tags are handled badly.
The COMPACT attribute to a DL tag is not recognised. MENU and DIR styles are not handled well. TITLE text are ignored.
Currently PRE tags are not handled at all.
The entire file is read into memory. For long HTML documents on machines with little memory, this may cause problems.

Nathan Torkington adapted the HTML parser from NCSA's Xmosaic package (file:// and wrote the conversion code. The HTML parser code is subject to the NCSA restrictions. The conversion code is subject to the VUW restrictions. Enquiries should be sent via e-mail to ‘’.
March 29, 1996 FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE

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