GELLMU: A Bridge
from LaTeX to XML
University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware (USA)
© 2001-2006 William F. Hammond
© 2001-2006 Research Foundation of SUNY
Last Revision: 15 Aug 2006
Some of these things, especially the slide scripts, are
developmental. Please report any errors that you find in these
documents and any bugs that you find trying to re-build any of these
materials. Send reports to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Small revisions, not fully tested, of some of the formatters have
been used for preparing these materials. When the revised versions
have been fully tested, they will be posted here.
- PP4/PDF Incremental Slides for TUG 2001 (landscape).
- This is the PDF file that was actually used (with identified minor
mistakes corrected). It is configured to provoke "Acrobat Reader" into full
screen mode. Use "Pg Dn" and "Pg Up" to navigate. With the
free-standing reader one can escape full screen mode using the "ESC"
key and return using "Control-L". The free program xpdf, available
from http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/, may be put in full screen
mode using a command line argument.
- XHTML+MathML version of the slides.
- The code for this automatic 2006 formatting of the
original source markup from 2001 was not written until the summer of
- classical HTML version of the slides.
- In 2001 the handling in HTML of the math display foreshadowed future
provision of automatic translation of article to XHTML plus
MathML, which was not available at the time of the presentation in
2001, but has been available since the fall of 2004. The classical
HTML formatting still provides reasonably accessible, if somewhat
ugly, rendering of mathematics. The authomatically generated HTML
markup is designed to provoke horizontally overscanned rendering of the
displaymath element in GELLMU article.
The HTML versions of the slides were prepared from the same XML source
as the PDF version of the slides. See more on this below.
- Final pre-publication revision of paper for the proceedings:
- GELLMU article with default formattings
- Landscape PDF for screens
- Withheld while the formatter for landscape PDF is
- Production of the Slides
The slides were written as a GELLMU
article in which each section represents a slide and any
subsection content in a section represents accompanying description.
The source, as usual, was translated into an XML
document from which all subsequent automatic formatting was done.
The landscape PDF slides were made using a modified LaTeX formatter,
while the HTML version of the slides was made using the standard HTML
formatter. The standard LaTeX formatter yielded a
presenter's script, while a different modified
LaTeX formatter was used to make portrait transparency slides.
- GELLMU tarball on CTAN:
- Online versions of the GELLMU Manual.
- GELLMU FAQ
- The FAQ is also available in DVI format.
- Online Examples Archive.
- Special for-latex formatter
for transparency portrait slides.
- Special for-pdflatex formatter
for PP4/PDF landscape slides using the regular LaTeX slides package.
- gpp4slide.sty, a modified
version of pp4slide.sty
For more information refer to the main GELLMU Web Entrance.