[texhax] convert beamer's PDF to HTML thumbnails

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Wed Oct 21 20:16:24 CEST 2009

On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 1:51 PM, Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk> wrote:
> Victor Ivrii wrote:
>> Converting pdf files to html is not task of TeX.
>> What can be done? Use htlatex to generate html rather than pdf
>> However beamer is not supported, rewrite as powerdot (which is rather
>> easy).
>> Adding Slidy http://www.w3.org/Talks/Tools/Slidy/#(1) allows
>> presentation like this
>> http://weyl.math.toronto.edu/Experimental/Talk_5A.html
>> (made ONLY to check how it works)
> Hmmm : 1 \over \root {g} comes out very poorly at
>        http://weyl.math.toronto.edu/Experimental/Talk_5A.html#(9)
> the "\over" is almost impossible to see, and
> until I did a "view image" on the "\root {g}",
> I thought it was a part of the root sign ...
> ** Phil.

I agree tex4ht is not perfect; more precisely, html has a lot of
shortcomings for math. There are different variants (using jsMath or
Mathml) but I misplaced these experiments. The only thing I did was to
follow advices of Eitan and add Slidy from w3


Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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