# Direc­tory tex-archive/support/bm2ltx

                BM2LTX  -  (c) 1995 claas bontus

email: bontus@al6000.physik.uni-siegen.de
bontus@141.99.131.151

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BM2LTX is on the public domain. I used some functions of
Ian Ashdown's PCX library. See file PCX_LIB.DOC for further
information.
You are free to
*  distibute BM2LTX
*  modify the source code, as long as you document all changes
*  transform BM2LTX to other operating systems.

Files
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bm2ltx.exe    -  the executable for DOS and OS/2
pcx_fmt.doc   -  explanation of the PCX format by Ian Ashdown
pcx_lib.doc   -  explanation of Ian Ashdown's PCX library
b2l_src.zip   -  ZIP-file containing the source code of BM2LTX

Explanation
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BM2LTX converts PCX graphics files to a LaTeX readable format.
If you want to convert the file TEST.PCX to TEST.PIC just type

BM2LTX TEST.PCX TEST.PIC

You can include TEST.PIC in your LaTeX documents using the
following commands:

\begin{figure}
\begin{center}
\input{TEST.PIC}
\end{center}
\caption{Hello world!}
\end{figure}

The picture will be stored in the DVI file, so that it can be
processed independently of drivers or platforms.

Installation
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OS/2: You need to copy EMX.DLL to a directory listed in your
LIBPATH environment variable. If you have already EMX.DLL
replace it only if the one you got now is newer.

DOS:  BM2LTX is bound with emx.exe. Therefore it should be able
to work with DOS as is. Problems can occur if the processor

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Files created with BM2LTX can be used with LaTeX on different
platforms, no matter which graphics formats are supported by

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Files created with BM2LTX can become very large in size. A picture
consisting of 100x100 pixels can yield to a file with up to 5000
lines of code. TeX can slow down processing these files or it
can even run out of memory.

Things someone might do
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*  Add options to resize the pictures
*  Find an algorithm which yields to smaller files
*  Add the possibiliy to process graphics formats other than PCX



## Files

Name Size Date Notes
EMX.DLL 60990 1994-12-21 01:00
b2l_src.zip 34561 1995-02-03 01:00
bm2ltx.exe 87853 1995-02-02 01:00
pcx_fmt.doc 27951 1991-12-01 01:00
pcx_lib.doc 9816 1991-12-01 01:00