[OS X TeX] LaTeX -> Word?

Will Robertson will at mecheng.adelaide.edu.au
Tue Apr 20 05:37:37 EDT 2004

Will Robertson wrote:

> Bruno Voisin wrote:
>> Did you try TtH <http://hutchinson.belmont.ma.us/tth/>? It's free for 
>> non-commercial use (mostly educational). It converts formulae to 
>> structural markup, not graphics. The examples display not too bad in 
>> IE, thus it shouldn't work too bad with Word.
> Note that it achieves this using HTML tables, though, so the final 
> formula will only be moderately editable, and Word is simpy editing 
> HTML so its output is only what you get out from TtH. I'm not sure if 
> this is what the OP was looking for.
> I don't know Word, but I can only suggest that the related program TtM 
> (costs for Windows, free for Linux---possibly compilable on Mac OS X) 
> could be used, which translates TeX to HTML + MathML. Then use the 
> MathML to generate Word's equations. I wouldn't have a clue if Word's 
> scripting ability is up to this kind of translation/transformation, 
> however.

Me again. After briefly looking through some options, it looks like 
Word's equation editor (which is MathType) is the end of a wrong way 
street for equations. Applications like the free TeXaide 
<http://www.dessci.com/en/products/texaide/> can be used to convert from 
Word to LaTeX, and similarly it looks easy to go from Word to MathML, 
but nothing the other way that I could find.

So we have Word --> TeX --> MathML. Once again Word is a dead end it seems.

Hope that helps,
Will Robertson
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