Re: [dev] Presentation slides software

From: Catalin David <>
Date: Sun, 4 Jul 2010 11:58:48 +0200

Hello all!

I am actually a student that used to work on this stuff. In our
research group, we were mainly interested in transforming the arXiv ( to XHTML + MathML via LaTeXML ( ) so that it can be displayed on the web
(build system page: -- down now due to

What you might be interested in is this paper that we wrote a while
back for a workshop (DML 09): that tackles exactly this
issue, transforming LaTeX to XHTML+MathML.

Please let me know on what you think or if you have any more questions,


On Sat, Jul 3, 2010 at 7:17 PM, Uriel <> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 5:04 PM, Kris Maglione <> wrote:
>> On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 12:34:52PM +0200, Uriel wrote:
>>> I'm looking for a minimally sane way to generate presentation slides,
>>> ideally using something similar to markdown and capable of generating
>>> decent-looking html (and hopefully) pdf.
>>> I know about magicpoint, and I normally use the troff slides macros:
>>> But the generated HTML is rather messy, and fixing htmlroff is too much
>>> work.
>> Have you tried generating a PDF and using one of the PDF to HTML converters?
> Do you know of any PDF to HTML converter that is not crap? Because I
> have been looking for such a thing for years, and would love to have
> one, but I'm starting to suspect such a thing is impossible.
>> They tend to work fairly well with PDFs generated by programs like troff,
> Not in my experience, but again I'm really happy to hear suggestions
> for good PDF to HTML converters.
> uriel
>> though I don't expect it'd be nearly as clean as that generated by markdown.
>> I use TeX myself, which has some fairly good HTML generators these days.
>> --
>> Kris Maglione
>> Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not
>> sure about the universe.
>>        --Albert Einstein

Catalin David
B.Sc. Computer Science 2010
Jacobs University Bremen
Phone: +49-(0)1577-49-38-667
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