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Re: LaTeX to text (was Re: "firing up" DocBook)

on Sat, Mar 31, 2001 at 11:54:57PM -0800, Henry House (hajhouse@houseag.com) wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 31, 2001 at 10:12:22PM -0800, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> > The issue of converting LaTeX to text was raised in a thread some months
> > back (Sept-Nov period, IIRC) regarding comparative benefits of LaTeX and
> > DocBook.  Frankly, I haven't used LaTeX sufficiently to know what the =>
> > text conversion process is.  I'd root around a LaTeX list or archive for
> > the solution.  If requested, I'll pull up the LaTeX v. DocBook
> > discussion and comments regarding this issue.
> latex2html to convert to HTML then lynx -dump to convert HTML to formatted
> text works well for equation-free documents.

My understanding is that there is a LaTeX to text conversion which
preserves page numbering, keeps ToC and indices valid, etc.

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