[OS X TeX] Word to LaTeX

Alain Schremmer Schremmer.Alain at gmail.com
Mon Dec 5 11:51:36 EST 2005

Friedrich Vosberg wrote:

> I think, the problem is _not_ Word. The problem are the Word _users_.

I have a 600 page book written in Word < X, from the outliner on down, 
master file, style sheets, etc, etc

Word X can't even display it properly.

So, I wasn't too surprised when nothing I tried, and I tried three or 
four things, really worked. As I recall, the closest I came to something 
usable was either Abiword or NeoOffice, which can save in LaTeX, but 
neither was worth the time and effort. So, I gave up and went on to 
other things.

The one thing I didn't try was to buy me a wintel box to run Chikrii's 
$100 Word2Tex. But they claim wonders so if one already has a wintel 
box, it may be worth checking it.

Not to say one shouldn't try but I think that it would depend on the 
particular file. For instance, rtf2tex, I think it was, turned very 
short tables into long tables so, perhaps, if one has no table …

Somewhere (Penn State?), there is a list of converters.


P. S. My good friend Bill asked me the other day to tell him if I could 
recommend someone for Vice-President for Advertising. Should I let him know
how stout a supporter he has in you?  :-)

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