[tex4ht] [tex-live] TeX4ht does not work properly with default TeXLive Windows install

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Wed Aug 25 12:00:57 CEST 2010

On Mi, 25 Aug 2010, Beuthe, Thomas wrote:
> The conclusion: TeX4ht requires the installation of ImageMagic, which in turn
> requires the installation of ghostscript, both of which are not available
> by default on a Windows machine, and which are not installed by default

Yes, that is something we cannot change and we will not change. We cannot
provide ImageMagic, that is far far out of bounds for TeX Live.

I would suggest installing a decent operating system ;-)

> Is there any way around this?

Yes, install ghostscript and imagemagick on Windows.

It might be useful to post a note on tex4ht or in the docs of tex4ht
that on windows machines bla bla bla is necessary. Maybe it is already
there mentioned somewhere.

> In any case, I'm just as happy as can be that I know what the problem is
> and can go off in a corner and play around with TeX4ht!


Best wishes

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