# [texhax] LaTeX, Webpages, and PDF files

Thomas Jacobs thomasjacobs at gmail.com
Mon Aug 23 17:54:27 CEST 2010

```Deyan, Andy and Leo,

Thanks very much for the replies.  I now have plenty to examine and
consider.

Sincerely,

Tom

On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 11:16 PM, Leo <sdl.web at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 2010-08-19 22:40 +0100, Thomas Jacobs wrote:
> > Hi there,
> >
> > I have an interdisciplinary question regarding the use of LateX for
> webpages
> > and the production of .pdf documents.  Suppose I wish to create a bunch
> of
> > faculty resource pages on my website.  I want them easily accessible for
> > faculty desiring a quick answer to something as well as comprehensively
> a
> > more macro basis which would encompass many of the web pages of material.
> >  Is there any way to do this and only maintain the material in one place
> so
> > one could browse website pages or hit a button and download a .pdf file?
>  I
> > know how to do the latter in LaTeX but am unfamiliar with using LaTeX to
> > generate web pages.  If one can do this, is it better to compile the .pdf
> > documents every time the page material is updated or is there a way to
> have
> > the webpage be smart enough to compile the material into a .pdf document
> > whenever someone wishes to download?  Thanks for any thing anyone could
> > recommend.  If anyone has good resources for creating web pages with
> LaTeX
> > (assuming that is not nonsensical), that would also be appreciated.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> >
> > Tom
>
> I am surprised to see that tex2page¹ is rarely mentioned when it comes
> using it a few days ago. It understands plain TeX and LaTeX out of box
> along with a few traditional packages people use with LaTeX. Everything
> else can be programmed in a file jobname.t2p of your project. You can
> also program TeX in either scheme or lisp. Check out the short manual on
> its web page. Quite a few MIT on-line textbooks are generated by
> tex2page.
>
> Cheers
> Leo.
>
> Footnotes:
> ¹  http://evalwhen.com/tex2page/index.html
>
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Thomas Jacobs, FRM, PRM, PhD
Assistant Professor of Finance