[OS X TeX] Output to RTF?
Mark Eli Kalderon
m.kalderon at ucl.ac.uk
Fri Jul 28 17:59:55 EDT 2006
You mention two problems, one with collaboration, and the other with
being able to produce rtf along with your LaTeX document.
With respect to the second problem, converters like latex2rtf might
work for you. However, another solution might be to write in a markup
that can be transformed into both rtf and LaTeX.
Three possibilities, none of them perfect:
These are, roughly, in descending order of feature support and
ascending order of ease of use. I don't know for sure if there is a
DocBook to Word or rtf writer, but I would be surprised if there
weren't. DocUtils doesn't directly support rtf, but the methods for
transforming MultiMarkdown to rtf could be adapted.
Personally, writing in the Humanities, I have had a positive
experience writing with MultiMarkdown. Writing in a single markup, I
can generate LaTeX documents, pdfs, rtfs, and html documents---which
pretty much covers my needs. If I need to do something more
complicated I can finish off the document in LaTeX, say. Mileage will
vary depending on your specific needs with respect to feature support.
All the best, Mark
Mark Eli Kalderon
Department of Philosophy
University College London
London WC1E 6BT
Dept webpage: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/philosophy
Personal wepage: http://www.kalderon.demon.co.uk
On 27 Jul 2006, at 22:02, Adam Goldstein wrote:
> Hello all,
> I use TeXshop and the GWTex installation on an iBook G4 with OS
> 10.4.7. Here is my question.
> I have some collaborators who insist on my using Word, and also, now
> that I have finished my degree, I am ready to try to write up my
> results and publish them; as I am in the Humanities, most of the
> journals do not accept LaTeX files for manuscripts, but require RTF
> or Word documents in manuscript format, i.e., double spacing, 1 inch
> My thought was that I could work as usual in TeXShop using all of my
> favorite classes and macros, and then, when I was ready to submit,
> create some class or other to generate an appropriate-looking
> manuscript (I don't know which class I would use; maybe I will just
> create an ad-hoc output style by fiddling with margins using the
> geometry package and whatever else is required to get double-
> spacing); and then use something like latex2trf (http://
> latex2rtf.sourceforge.net/; an OS X GUI utility exists for this
> to create an RTF file from the output.
> Then I could submit that to whatever journal I wanted, and also, I
> could send the RTF output to my Word-addicted collaborators. Any
> suggested changes they want to make could be made in the source,
> which could then be used to generate a new RTF file.
> I have hunted around on ctan, but I haven't been able to find any
> class files that output into Chicago Manual of Style, or in Turabian
> style, for papers and short manuscripts. Mostly these sources have
> been used for creating bib styles, not the text itself.
> Thanks in advance for any advice anyone might be able to offer. I
> know that there are some fellow philosophers out there; maybe they
> have come across similar problems?
> Adam Goldstein, Ph.D.
> Department of Philosophy
> The Johns Hopkins University
> adam.goldstein at jhu.edu
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