[OS X TeX] tex, pdf, and doc

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Mon Sep 4 11:38:58 EDT 2006

On Sep 4, 2006, at 08:20, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> 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.

The latex2rtf program will successfully convert many equations to  
editable Word fields (good thing, too, or my advisor wouldn't have let  
me use LaTeX).

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