[tex4ht] Tex4ht and Qt Help Project File

Radhakrishnan CV cvr at river-valley.org
Fri Aug 26 10:07:03 CEST 2011

On Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 2:10 PM, Franz-Joseph Barthold
<franz-joseph.barthold at kabelmail.de> wrote:
> Hi to all,
> I am interested to set up the toolchain described below.
> Does somebody has already experience in this direction or is willing to
> communicate about a best practice solution using tex4ht?

TeX4ht is ideally suited for your purpose. But there is no package
that can be used off the shelf to generate your required html. If the
demand is for a highly customized html, you need to write a TeX4ht
package which needs a bit of energy and learning to know the innards
of TeX4ht. Otherwise a smallish conf will do if your requirement is
for a slightly modified html. Once this part is done, it is a pleasure
to generate your html output from your LaTeX documents.


> Additionally, I have some further latex documents on my software which up to
> now yield pdf files using pdflatex.

With your custom TeX4ht setup, you can derive both pdf and html from
the same LaTeX sources with zero effort.

> The idea now is to use tex4ht to automatically generate the html files and the
> Qt Help Project File (.qhp) of my own documents. These files are then
> transformed using qthelpgenerator into Qt Compressed Help (.qch) files.
> Together with the doxygen generated files, a complete Qt Help Collection can
> be set up. The benefit would be to generate an integrated set of all documents
> with all the goodies Qt Help is offering.
> Actually, I am thinking about (latex or tex4ht) macros which generate the
> formatted qhp-files including the necessary information.

That is quite possible. If you can provide a smallish qhp file, I
shall show you how this can be done. I would strongly encourage to do
it, since, at the end of your project, you will be able to contribute
a qhp back end for TeX4ht.

Best regards

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