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

Winfried Zettelmeyer Winfried at Zettelmeyer.com
Thu Mar 23 11:31:41 EST 2006

Dear William Adams, Bob Kerstetter and all,
coming back to this thread from February: I got a hate mail from an  
(important) recipient of my first report written from scratch in  
LaTeX and output in .pdf. He insists on receiving a Word file  
instead, and has never heard of LaTeX. So I have to do something  
about this.

Thanks for your suggestions. I have tried several routes to produce a  
Word file:

(1) Word2TeX (mentioned in the Practical TeX Journal). However, it  
runs only on Microsoft Windows 95,98,Me,NT,2000 and XP. The same is  
true for SolidPDF, only compatible with  
Windows2000,WinXP,Windows2003, and BCL Drake: for Windows 2000 / XP  
only, PDF2WORD, same thing.

(2) I tried Versiontracker, there is no file converter PDF to Word or  
So I attempted from Latex direct to rtf and html.

(3) latex2rtf.
I managed to install (learned UNIX basic commands on the way) and run  
it, the programme got stuck with the message
(Not set):145 Error! Unknown file I/O error reading latex file.
I did not bother to center on this problem, because I conclude from  
the first few loglines that many of the style packages are unknown to  
the programme and ignored, especially jurabib which does all my  
footnotes, and that latex2rtf, consequently, will not do the job.  

(4) tex4ht (in order to produce an html file, read this in Word and  
produce a .doc file):

I ran htlatex filename "html,0" as indicated by Bob and it ran OK up  
to the end. This package seems to be able to convert everyting in  
my .tex file, even jurabib. But I got no html output file.

The log file first goes through all the packages, then displays a lot  
of 'Notes - for ("this and that") use the command line option ("this  
or that")', then calls a lot of files with extension .4ht, then goes  
into Page layout dimensions and switches. The last part of the log is  
as indicated 5 lines below, here I find some hints that might give  
you a clue.
Where is the problem ?

Thanks in advance

--- file cdreport.css ---

pdfTeX error (ext1): \pdfsavepos used while \pdfoutput is not set.
\@PDFSYNC ->\relax \ifPDFSYNCOK \pdfsavepos
                                             \immediate \write  
\PDFPOS {l\spa...
l.25 \maketitle

Here is how much of TeX's memory you used:
7874 strings out of 95204
103686 string characters out of 1184352
2275833 words of memory out of 4730668
10811 multiletter control sequences out of 10000+50000
11168 words of font info for 27 fonts, out of 2000000 for 2000
58 hyphenation exceptions out of 1000
28i,2n,33p,701b,465s stack positions out of 5000i,500n,6000p,200000b, 
0 PDF objects out of 300000
0 named destinations out of 131072
1 words of extra memory for PDF output out of 65536
No pages of output.

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