Exceedingly OT - Re: [OS X TeX] tex, pdf, and doc

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Mon Sep 4 17:24:18 EDT 2006

On 9/4/06, Maarten Sneep <maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> On 4-sep-2006, at 20:36, Victor Ivrii wrote:
> > Bashing M$ is a religious duty of everyone in this list. And trust me:
> > it works better an my blood pressure than any doctor prescribed
> > medicine :-)
> Wait, you suffer from _low_ blood pressure?

>From _high_  but letting the steam go away reduces it

> To answer the OP: apparently it is possible to tunr a pdf into a
> series of hi-res bitmap images, place each image on a new page in a
> word document, and save it as a valid .doc file. The text cannot be
> edited, and the result will be huge, but it should be good fun…

Despite my "love" to M$W I would not consider an image instead of text
or even equation (via equation editor) compatible with the proper M$W
document. But scaling of such pages would be definitely a fun
> Another option is to offer to the advisor to bundle the documents for
> him. Make sure you can convert the documents from Word to pdf.
> Besides, τεχ is so old, it starts to become interesting for some
> historians ;-)

Since the originator of this discussion is working for medical
sciences, should not be gerontologists instead of historians? :-)

Victor Ivrii, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto
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