# [OS X TeX] how to convert .doc to .TEX?

Herb Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Jan 19 12:19:22 EST 2005

On 1/19/05 10:51 AM, "Alain Schremmer" <Schremmer.Alain at verizon.net> wrote:

> I sure wish it had as this would have saved me recently some twenty
> hours of work but I just checked and it seems to be alive and well in
> Companion 2ed, page 341, 342, 344, 345. Also, \emph appears in TeXShop's
> LaXeX panel in pole position.
>
> whether I should change to \textit.
>
> The irony is that when I started LaTeX last Spring, I used of course
> \textit. Then I read somewhere that I should have used \emph because it
> is relative and changed \textit to \emph.
>
> Regards
> --schremmer
>

Howdy,

The \emph command (and \em declaration) are what you SHOULD use! It
automatically gets nested emphasized text correct (i.e., upright within
italic and italic within upright). It is also a command that tells you what
you're trying to do, i.e., emphasize text, while \textit tells you nothing
about the logical structure of what you're trying to do.

I just wrote a small file:

\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
\tableofcontents
Some text.
\end{document}

and it compiled fine and the section title and toc came out fine. If there
would be a problem it would appear in the toc since that is the part that is
saved to the .toc file to be moved'' into position on the second pass. The
\emph command survived in the .toc file and the text in the toc was
emphasized.

Am I missing something?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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