Please read this file before you install the program. tr2latex: Troff-to-TeX translator $Id: README,v 2.2 1992/04/27 15:13:26 Christian_Engel Dist krischan $ Copyright (C) by 1987 Kamal Al-Yahya, 1991,1992 Christian Engel. This directory contains a program developed at the Stanford Exploration Project, Geophysics Department, by Kamal Al-Yahya. It was modified and enhanced substantially by Christian Engel at the Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule at Aachen, Germany, Department of Computer Science 4. Copying the sources and the program to any other machine is permitted without prior permission provided that copyright messages are kept, no profit is made by copying the files, and modifications are clearly documented. I would very much appreciate any comments or suggestions. My e-net address is email@example.com If it doesn't work try firstname.lastname@example.org ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- It seems as if Kamal isn't to the net anymore. I have made several modifications on Kamal's version 0.93 from the net. Thus I continued my revision numbering with 1.00. The actual revision is version $Revision: 2.2 $, $Date: 1992/04/27 15:13:26 $. If you modify this source, if you found some bugs, or if you have some suggestions for improvements then e-mail me as well: email@example.com ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS !!! No support of K&R anymore !!! Everything turned to ANSI-C. If you only have a K&R compiler transform the sources by a K&R to ANSI translator (e.g. ansi2knr from anonymous ftp: bongo.cc.utexas.edu, /source/X11R5/contrib/clients/xv-2.00/jpeg) or use tr2latex V1.04. Read file ``History'' for further informations. In short, type ``make'' and then run it on the document (try the testfile): tr2latex testfile > testfile.tex In details: - Use the adaequate Makefile: ``Makefile.unix'' under any *NIX system, ``Makefile.vms'' under VMS with public domain make, ``Makefile.mms'' under VMS with DEC MMS make package, ``Makefile.msc'' if you're running Microsoft-C under MS-DOS, and ``Makefile.tc'' under Turbo-C. Copy it to ``Makefile''. Warning: I have developed and tested tr2latex just on SUNs. Thus I've tested only the UNIX distribution. Other machines have been supported by other people. - In the Makefile, define some macros adaequately. Read the comments in the Makefile. Also, add the -O flag in CFLAGS if you want to (and the optimizer is not buggy). The -O flag causes long compilation time but experience has shown that it is unnecessary for this package; time saved in running time is extremely small in the computers I used. - If the limit on your unsigned int is not 65535, change MAXLEN in setups.h accordingly. - If you are installing on a MIPS M/2000, running RISCos, comment out the line ``# error "The COMPACT model is needed"'' from setups.h. Otherwise an strange error occurs through compilationAs David Osborne <firstname.lastname@example.org> noted a strange error occurs through compilation - In tr2latex.c, change the document type if you want. The default is article. Also, change the style options to suit your taste. The default is [troffms,11pt] if no flag is used and [troffman] if the -m flag is used. - Add necessary -D's to CFLAGS if you need them. The program recognizes the following compiler-time definitions: -Dtops20, -DANSI, -DMSC, -DNO_SGTTY - type ``make'' to produce the executable, called ``tr2latex''. - Run the translator on ``testfile'' and the manual page as follows tr2latex testfile > testfile.tex tr2latex -m tr2latex.man > tr2latex.man.tex The first command will come up with the following warning: > illegal TeX macro, ((, replacing it > illegal TeX macro, )), replacing it > I am not very good at tables > I can only do very simple ones. You may need to check what I've done Compare ``testfile.tex'' with ``testfile.tex-orig'' and ``tr2latex.man.tex'' with ``tr2latex.man-tex-orig'': diff testfile.tex testfile.tex-orig diff tr2latex.man.tex tr2latex.man-tex-orig If they are not identical (except for the date of conversion), you have not installed it properly. - Modify troffms.sty and troffman.sty to suit your taste but keep the necessary macro definitions as they will be needed when running latex. Make sure the font names exist on your site. Change them if necessary. - Install tr2latex, the style files, and the manual page by running make install This is only possible for the super user on UNIX machines. USING THE TRANSLATOR You can run the program either by tr2latex < file > file.tex or tr2latex file > file.tex You are most likely to get messages on the standard error telling you about things it encounters and cannot do. Now you have the translated document. Look at it and see if you can spot a major error. Run it through latex. If it runs and produces the dvi file, then print it. If you get latex error messages modify the translated document accordingly and repeat the latex run, and so on. I usually get away with one or two iterations.