[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.
> In fact, after my latest misadventure, I had intended to ask this list
> 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


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:

\section{This is a \emph{Section} Heading}
Some text.

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

Am I missing something?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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