[OS X TeX] latex2rtf question

Robert Lyons rwlyons at mac.com
Tue Mar 30 13:00:32 EST 2004

Opening the rtf with MS Word instead of Preview (oops), took care of the formatting, and I have no idea why this is not in my path either...Again Thanks for you help!

On Tuesday, March 30, 2004, at 12:42PM, Adam Maxwell <amaxwell at wsu.edu> wrote:

>On 30 Mar, 2004, at 11:29, Robert Lyons wrote:
>> ok, i got it working, I did not know the full path and I thought that 
>> it would be available like the other command line latex programs are, 
>> but now I have another question.
>It's odd that /usr/local/bin isn't in your path; I thought i-Installer 
>set this.
>> When you convert a latex file to rtf, it looses all of its formatting. 
>> To me that defeats the purpose. The olny reason thta I would use this 
>> utility would be to give my writing to someone who will not take 
>> anything but a word file, but if I have to go back in and re-format, 
>> that is just to much work.
>The formatting conversion is very good for my purposes.  In my 
>experience, lists, numbers, and references are formatted properly, as 
>are (most) figures and equations.  What formatting gets lost?  Are you 
>using a lot of macros, or non-standard document classes?  Also, what 
>are you opening the RTF file with?
>> Ar there any other alternatives to this, or will i e forced to go 
>> through the pain?
>Some people on this list use TeX4ht for this purpose.
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