# [OS X TeX] LaTeX -> Word?

Tue Apr 20 09:54:32 EDT 2004

```On Tuesday, April 20, 2004, at 09:32  AM, Thomas Schröder wrote:

> What I want is a way to convert my LaTeX files into Word files which
> should work autamatically for the most part. If I still have to adjust
> a few things manually than that's OK, and I can also live with having
> to replace all of the images with better quality ones. But all the
> footnotes, math, greek symbols, German language, figures, tables,
> tabulars, index, nomenclature should work automatically because if
> they don't than I guess I'd be faster doing it by hand.

The only things along these lines are latex2rtf (w/ Adam Maxwell
mentioned and Thomas had tried w/o success) and the commercial /
shareware tex2word program. The latter is only available for Windows
AFAIK though.

I'd suggest looking at latex2rtf again and seeing what the error
messages are saying.

I suspect it'd be easier to massage your document into a more
straight-forward form that latex2rtf can manage w/ than to go some
other route.

Does anyone know if there's some sort of standard or utility for
helping out w/ author shortcuts / abbreviations / macros?

Ideally I'd like to see a package along the lines of:

- an author places _all_ of his shortcuts into a file w/ is loaded w/
something like:

but there's a matching program / command w/ would take a latex source
file, parse the authorshorthand file and replace in said tex file all
shorthand macros w/ their long versions (say for submitting to a
conference or collaborating).

but wait, there's more, _and_ there's a matching command to undo this:

William

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