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Example l2h-compatible documents

Below is a list of example documents in a form that l2h can use to make pdf files and web pages. Different examples require different formats of the "images" (photographs, drawings, and scientific plots) in your document. But that is not a big deal. You can easily convert between different formats. See the images web page on that. Processed pdf files and web pages are also listed, so that you can see how they look in final form. It also shows how the theme selection affects the appearance of the web page.

  1. Example 1 is standard. All pictures and graphs must be in eps format. This is the format the author of l2h uses himself to write his 1,600 page book on quantum mechanics, so this is the most well tested. Do not use this if you write in Greek or a nonWestern European language. While Greek characters in mathematics are fine, Greek, Cyrillic, or CJK (China-Japan-Korea) text characters cannot be used with this example (nor with the next three). (Yes, you can write very short Greek quotations in math mode.) The above results were produced on my desktop running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with gnome-session-fallback, TeXlive 2009-15, ghostscript 9.05, perl 5.14.2, tcsh 6.17.06, pdftk 1.44-4, pdftops 0.18.4-1.
  2. Example 2 is like example 1, but set up for a scientific article instead of a book. The above results were produced on my Windows Vista laptop, with Private Firewall 7.0, Microsoft Security Essentials, MiKTeX 2.9, perl 5.16.3, GPL ghostscript 9.07. I even made a graphical log of entire thing.
  3. Example 3 is like example 1, but set up to use pdflatex or xelatex. All pictures must now be created in both eps and noneps (like jpg, pdf, ...) format. You may want to select this if you plan to use something like TeXstudio or TeXworks as your editor. (Although you can configure them for the DVI-PS-PDF route and then use 1 or 2 above.) The above results were produced on my very old MS Windows XP laptop, with an old version of ZoneAlarm, MiKTeX 2.9 (upgraded from 2.5), perl 5.8.3 (2004), AFPL ghostscript 8.14 (2004).
  4. Example 4 is like example 3, but set up for a scientific article instead of a book. These results were produced on my Intel desktop with a newly installed Ubuntu 13.04 operating system. I even made a graphical log of entire thing.
  5. Example 5 is set up for writing in Greek or nonWestern European languages. You must have XeLaTeX installed to use this. Web pages require pdf versions of your graphics. You may also have to twiddle with the LaTeX; the l2h author writes only Dutch and English and has no clue. In particular, you will have to enable fonts that have the characters that you need. See the Internationalization web page for more. The above results were produced on my laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with gnome-session-fallback, TeXlive 2009-15, ghostscript 9.05, perl 5.14.2, tcsh 6.17.06, pdftk 1.44, pdftops 0.18.4.
  6. Example 6 is like example 5, but set up for a scientific article instead of a book. These results were produced on my Windows 7 desktop with Comodo Firewall 6.0.264710.2708, the full TeX-live, perl 5.16.3, GPL ghostscript 9.07. I even made a graphical log of entire thing.
  7. FSU-thesis is for a Florida State University thesis. This was made on the College of Engineering "wolf" computer, a 64-bit Debian work station. This computer was used in text mode using ssh from my desktop PC. (Think "Putty"). Using wolf has the advantage that you do not have to install anything on your own computer. Only an easy install of just l2h_deb6-64.zip on the COE wolf. (Actually, you do not even have to do that. You can use my installation.)
  8. FAMU-thesis is for a Florida A \& M University thesis. Note: This is un unofficial hack by Leon van Dommelen and is not approved by FAMU. It may not meet FAMU requirements. As far as I know, there is no official FAMU LaTeX template, that is why I made this one. However, if you want to try it, work with me and we will fix whatever does not meet requirements. This was made on the College of Engineering "dingo" computer, a Sun SPARC work station. This computer was used in text mode using ssh from my desktop PC. (Think "Putty"). Using dingo has the advantage that you do not have to install anything at all. (The LaTeX on dingo is far out of date, requiring some fixes like disabling UTF-8. So if you want to use dingo, come see me in my office and I will set you up to use my SPARC l2h.)
  9. Quantum Mechanics for Engineers. My real online book.
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