[OS X TeX] Track Changes - Functionality for collaborative work

Bob Kerstetter bkerstetter at mac.com
Tue Feb 21 18:15:44 EST 2006

On Feb 21, 2006, at 11:12 AM, Winfried Zettelmeyer wrote:

> Another (4) possibility I have just tried is to produce a WORD file  
> from the pdf output file to have the reviewers use their customary  
> track changes tool on the doc text. However, I could not manage to  
> save my 215 page pdf file as doc. It took about 40 minutes and  
> Adobe Professional hung up (not responding) while saving the last  
> page. Of course, formatting, tables etc. would be gone in that doc  
> file anyway.

Have you tried tex4ht like this:

htlatex filename "html,0"

This should create an html file your colleagues could open in word,  
edit, save as a doc file and send back. I was thinking you might have  
trouble with longtable, but tex4ht appears to have provisions for  
long table:



htlatex filename "html,3"

will break the output into html files at \sections.

tex4ht runs from the terminal. there are some macros that allow you  
to run it from TeXShop, I think, and there is a Mac OS X GUI here:


but I have zero experience with the macros or the GUI, and find the  
command line easy to use.
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