David W. Hogg (hogg@tapir.Caltech.EDU)
Mon, 10 Oct 94 17:01:47 -0700

Date: Mon, 10 Oct 94 17:01:47 -0700
From: hogg@tapir.Caltech.EDU (David W. Hogg)
Message-Id: <9410110001.AA27071@karl.tapir.Caltech.EDU>
To: www-html@www0.cern.ch, williams@skrymir.srl.caltech.edu,
Subject: .tex->.gif(89)

   I am developing a set of transparent .gif files and a stream editor
script that will allow me to write HTML documents with equations and
symbols formatted in the style of HTML+ (plus some home-brewed
commands) and then to pre-process my HTML+ documents to convert the
math parts into .tex symbols and equations which are displayed as
inlined images in a standard HTML document.

   Is there any simple way to convert a .tex file into a .gif (89)
file other than

	.tex->.dvi->.ps->previewer->.gif->.gif (89)


	.tex->.dvi->previewer->grab to .gif->.gif (89)

?  In the best of all possible worlds there would be a command or
shell script that had the syntax

	tex2gif89 file.tex -o image.gif

  Thanks in advance for any help or leads.  Of course war stories or
pointers to existing technology are always appreciated.

David W. Hogg --------------------------------------------------------
Theoretical Astrophysics 130-33     internet: hogg@tapir.caltech.edu
California Institute of Technology  telephone: 818 395 6875
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