[OS X TeX] tex, pdf, and doc

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Mon Sep 4 11:20:15 EDT 2006

Le 4 sept. 06 à 16:45, Alex Hamann a écrit :

> I guess this might be an issue that has been raised a couple of  
> times previously, but I could not find a satisfying answer so far.
> I have to hand in papers for a given projekt. While I am - not  
> surprisingly -  the only one of the group who has ever heard of  
> Tex, the advisor wants to bundle our files to a single file.  
> Therefore he wants me to use the doc-format. Is there any way to  
> achieve an output (or to convert it) so that I fulfill this  
> requirement? All the solutions I found are either highly  
> unsatisfaying  (Acrobat, save as... .doc), or require other  
> commercial programs that I trust even less.

Yes this is an issue that has been raised a few times already. As far  
as I remember the conclusions of the discussions were: either to  
convert from LaTeX to RTF using latex2rtf (it's a command-line  
utility, there's an i-Package for it), then read the RTF with MS  
Word; or to convert from LaTeX to HTML to Word (using either  
latex2html, TeX4ht or Tth). In both cases you're most likely to have  
to retype the formulae in Word, as they will be lost during during  
the conversions.

Another possibility is to use OpenOffice (see <http:// 
www.openoffice.org/> or <http://www.neooffice.org/>) and OOoLaTeX  
(see <http://ooolatex.sourceforge.net/>), then export the result to  
DOC format. OOoLaTeX is an OOo plugin that adds the capability to  
insert LaTeX equations in an OOo document: the equations are inserted  
as PNG, EPS or EMF figures, with corrections for baseline alignment  
of inline equations and with the LaTeX input for each equation saved  
inside the corresponding figure file. Not sure that the equations  
will survive the DOC export, though.

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