| Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 19:49:30 +0000
| From: Niall Brady <bradyn at maths.tcd.ie>
| On Tue, 26 Feb 2002 18:17:01 GMT, "John P. Looney" said:
| > Do what I do...mail them a URL to a Text [ CV ... ]
| or do it in TeX, and use it to generate ps/pdf/text, then chuck it
| through latex2html or whatever, to generate a long HTML version.
| Clunky, might need a bit of hacking to get the text version look
| good (I still maintain mine by hand ;), but it ain't too bad...
hum.... I have tried latex2rtf(1), and all it did was turn one page
into six blank ones. ;-(
I did produce RTF by using `ted' to import as graphics a PNG version
of the PostScript (i.e., LaTeX -> DVI -> PS -> PNG -(ted)-> RTF); it
actually doesn't look too bad (except being c.70% of the real size),
but is c.1Mb and takes c.30mins and lots of RAM to print! ;-(
as I recall, it blows up StarOffice (no surprises there). no idea
what would happen with M$-Word, albeit it did crash Internet Exploder
and the Windoze games console in an Internet cafe.... but it does
have the (theoretical?) advantage the recipient (e.g., an agency)
"cannot" edit it --- I _hate_ it when they do that!
my text version is generated from the LaTeX (actually, DVI) using
dvi2tty(1); after processing by sed(1), it needs additional (minor)
manual tweaks. this is Ok-ish. I want to add hyperlinks to the
PDF before tackling HTML.
all this B*S* is because some sites are, as far as I can work out,
too incompetent to handle PDF. <grumble> grumble </grumble>
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