[OS X TeX] tex, pdf, and doc
Alexander.Hamann at stud-mail.uni-wuerzburg.de
Mon Sep 4 12:08:35 EDT 2006
Thanks to Adam, Bruno and Claus for the quick answer. I tried
latex2rtf on my document (article with bibliography, no equations
and no special fonts) and am surprised by the pretty nice outcome.
The only thing not entirely satisfaying is the bibliography - but
that seems to be comparably easy to correct (or I should venture
deeper into the latex2rtf documentation).
The OpenOffice-solution sounds interesting as well (esp. since I am
already using for quick papers). I guess the fact that I do not have
to deal with equations makes everything a lot easier.
Just out of curiosity: I saw the i-Package wvware MS Word Conversion.
Anybody got some experience with that? (even though that would do the
opposite operation I was trying to do)
Claus: I am afraid that won´t work... historians are quite
conservative (at least those I have to deal with). Just to explain
why I have pdf- and not doc-format (LaTex??? What the heck is that??)
Would be an interesting but probably hopeless project.
Am 04.09.2006 um 17:38 schrieb Adam R. Maxwell:
> 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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