LaTeX and the ConversionRules option

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg66649] LaTeX and the ConversionRules option*From*: exorch at gmail.com*Date*: Thu, 25 May 2006 02:58:53 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi, I would like to use the File -> Save As Special ... -> TeX feature to save one of my Mathematica notebooks as a *.tex file. Also, I would like to use the ConversionRules option in a custom cell in a custom style sheet to directly transfer TeX code into the final document. The code I am using write now (in the options for the style cell) is this: ConversionRules:> "TeX" -> { {"", Identity, ""}, {"", Identity, ""} } Which I wrote using this article as a guide: http://documents.wolfram.com/v5/Built-inFunctions/NewInVersion3.x/InputAndOutput/AdditionalInformation/TeXSave.html This should (and does, in some cases) put the text that I type in the cells of the custom style directly into the final *.tex document. According to the rule, the text in the cell is prefaced by nothing, is formatted by "Identity" (as opposed to TeXForm), and nothing is placed after it. The conversion rule works fine when I make standalone cells of the custom style type, allowing me to put TeX code directly into my Mathematica notebook and have it saved correctly in the final *.tex document. However, when I try to make inline cells of the custom style type (say, in cells of the NumberedEquation style) by using CTRL+9 <typestuff> CTRL+0, the conversion rule does not work on the inline cell, and I end up with <typestuff> being interpreted as text and presented as text in the final *.tex document (even if it were code, for example "\today" ends up being not "May 24, 2006" but is "\today" after compiling the *.tex document). Is this error what is meant by "For the cases where TeXSave generates a custom TeX macro, the delimiters specified in the conversion rule are overridden, leaving only the formatting function to have an impact on the output. A typical formatting function used in conversion rules is TeXForm." on the page to which I linked? If so, I'm not really sure how I can achieve nested environments consisitently (i.e. \begin{environment-name} ... \end{environment-name}). It is easy to nest environments when actually writing a TeX document manually, but when I nest cells (which correspond to environments, as no lower level construct has a ConversionRules option) in Mathematica notebooks, the conversion rules for nested cells do not trigger. I am hoping that there is some way for this to work. However, what I am actually trying to implement is just a reference system by which I can refer to equations by labels rather than their number (which may or may not change as I add or delete equations from my document). I would like to mimic the functionality of the \label{keyname} and \ref{keyname} commands from LaTeX in a Mathematica notebook, so that when I Save As Special ... -> TeX, my TeX document will have correct cross-references. Mathematica to some extent already has an implementation of this in its Labels and Hyperlinks, but I don't know how to (or if I can) transfer these Labels and Hyperlinks to my TeX document when I Save As Special ... -> TeX. If you can help me at all, please leave a message. Thanks in advance, Emily

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