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Re: Postscript or PDF --> html?

On Sat, Jan 31, 2004 at 11:32:36PM -0800, Bill Moseley wrote:
> I have a Postscript document.  It was created with MS Publisher.
> I can convert it with ps2pdf14 without any problem.  I want to also 
> generate HTML.
> The document is a double-sided booklet -- with four pages per sheet (two
> each side).  So, if I look at the document each page shows two "pages"
> -- for example, page 3 in xpdf shows both page 26 and page 3.  It's a 
> good layout for printing, but not for viewing online.
> Anyone know of a tool to convert the pdf or postscript to html?
> I've seen some pdf2html converters that just create an image out of 
> each page using Ghostscript, which is not what I want.  I want the text, 
> images and structure.
> Publisher (and Word) can generate HTML, but the generated HTML is
> nothing I'd want to use.  I don't want all that fancy M$ formatting.
> BTW -- I'm more than willing to listen to someone describe how easy all 
> this would be in LaTeX (if that's true).  It would be nice to have a 
> single input source and be able to generate PDF and HTML for viewing 
> on-line, and also Postscript for printing the booklet.


General stuff in LaTeX is pretty easily done with LyX.  The specific
type of document formatting you seek possibly can be done through a
package off of CTAN, and its use can be incorporated into LyX without
much effort (at least from where I stand).

The program is very good, and under constant development.  I do
virtually all my work with it (I play with Scribus for birthday

The LyX-users list is an _excellent_ source of help.  If my thoughts on
this are off, they'll certainly correct me... :-)  I'll forward this to
them.  Maybe someone there has thoughts...

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