AW: [plt-scheme] problem with html tables in help desk

From: Robert Matovinovic (robert.matovinovic at
Date: Sat Oct 28 09:49:35 EDT 2006

Hi Matthew,
Well, I'm not to happy to use tabbing instead of tabular but what I
experienced using tabbing wasn't encouraging. The tabs a displayed perfect
in a dvi-file but already after conversion with tex2page they neither
display well in Mozilla nor in the Help Desk. Also the \kill command which I
use to setup a pattern line for the tabstops doesn't have any effect, the
line is displayed in the html file. Do you have any other hints?

Concerning latex/tex2page macros are they part of tex2page? Currently I
won't need them but it might be good to know for the future.

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Von: mflatt at [mailto:mflatt at] 
Gesendet: Friday, October 27, 2006 08:17
An: Robert Matovinovic
Cc: plt-scheme at
Betreff: Re: [plt-scheme] problem with html tables in help desk

At Wed, 25 Oct 2006 22:47:19 +0100, "Robert Matovinovic" wrote:
> I'm using DrScheme 350.4-svn7jul2006 under Windows XP and prepare a 
> package to submit to planet. I generated html documents out of LaTeX 
> via tex2page, which worked fine. The pages display perfectly in 
> Mozilla Firefox, but I found that in Help Desk tables are displayed 
> wrong.

Right. So far, we've just avoided tables in our documentation (by using
tabbing instead of tabular, mostly). It shouldn't be that difficult to
implement tables in Help Desk, but no one has done it, yet.

> Besides, is there a quick and easy way to create keyword files out of 
> a html file for the documentation? I did it by hand now, luckily I 
> haven't a lot of entries.

We use latex/tex2page macros that write out to an external file while the
document is built, and we process that extra file further to generate index
and keyword files. That strategy works ok.


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