[OS X TeX] Re: Word to LaTeX

Denis Chabot chabotd at globetrotter.net
Mon Dec 5 05:59:00 EST 2005

Hi Simon,

As a first step, you could check whether Word03 on a PC can open the  
file created by textutil, and if it does, you could then check if it  
is correctly formatted compared with the Word for Mac file you  
started with.

At least you'll learn if the problem lies with textutil or wordml2latex.

Le 05-12-04 à 20:00, TeX on Mac OS X Mailing List a écrit :

> Subject: Word to LaTeX
> From: "Simon Spiegel" <simon at simifilm.ch>
> Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2005 14:22:50 +0100
> Hi everybody,
> in a thread on the Ars MacAchaia the question was raised whether how
> you could use Word and LaTeX together, so that you would create your
> documents in Word and then finally create a nice output for print in
> LaTeX. After a bit of digging, I found wordml2latex <http://
> www.ctan.org/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/entries/wordml2latex.html>
> which does exactly this: It's a xsl stylesheet for converting Word
> documents into LaTeX. Unfortunately, it depends on WordML, an XML
> format introduced in Word03 (not to be confused with XML format
> announced for Office12) which is *not* supported in Word04 for Mac.
> After digging a bit more, I found out that OSX10.4 comes with a shell
> app called textutil which converts between several formats, among
> them .doc and WordML! Now, in theory, we have all we need for a
> decent Word->LaTeX wordflow. Unfortunately, this doesn't seem to work
> properly. I tried with an extremely simple Word document, but the
> result wasn't usable. I don't know where the problem is, whether it
> is textutil or wordml2latex but the translation doesn't work properly.
> I would be very glad if someone more knowledgable looked into this,
> if we make this thing work, it could be huge. I'm thinking of an
> "import from Word" function in TeXShop!
> cheers
> simon

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