- If composing HTML, you can check the HTML code with weblint which
is on Bucknell's Suns at:
To check an HTML file, type:
% ~hyde/webtools/weblint/weblint yourfile.html
- On the Suns, to view .gif images use xv. The program
xv will also
allow you to alter the .gif image, e. g., to shrink the size or brighten it.
- To create your own .gif, you can scan in a picture, e. g., on
a MAC and use Gifconvert or GraphicsConvert on the Mac to convert the
PICT file to a gif file.
- On the Suns, you can create your own .gif using xpaint.
However, I think xpaint is not installed properly as it kept corrupting
the new file.
- On the Suns, you can convert Latex documents to html by using
latex2html. To convert the file paper.tex to a single
file of html, you would type:
% latex2html -split 0 paper.tex
and a new directory paper will be created with the .html files.
The manual is at:
- To make a gif image's background transparent, use giftrans
on the SUNS. You can find giftrans at
Here's what to do.
% giftrans -V file.gif
will display the color map and a bunch of junk. You look at the color map at
the beginning to determine which color is the background color - usually
white (which is Color Red 255, Green 255, Blue 255). You need the index
for that color (usually 0). Then execute the following:
% giftrans -t 0 file.gif > newfile.gif
The newfile.gif should be transparent. Look at the new gif in Netscape or