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Conditional Text

      Conditional text can be specified using the environments latexonly and htmlonly. These allow writing parts of a document which are intended only for electronic delivery or only for paper-based delivery.

This would be useful for example in adding a long description of a multimedia resource in the paper version of a document. Such a description would be redundant in the electronic version, as the user can have direct access to this resource.

Here is an example of the use of the latexonly environment:

There are also shorthand notations to accomplish the same thing with less typing. The \latex{} command causes everything within the braces to be processed by LaTeX, but ingored by LaTeX2HTML. Conversely, the \html{} command causes everything within the braces to be ignored by LaTeX and processed by LaTeX2HTML. Finally the command \latexhtml{}{} causes everthing within the first set of braces to be processed exclusively by LaTeX, with the contents of the second set of braces processed solely by LaTeX2HTML.


Tim Love
Thu Mar 14 11:15:46 GMT 1996