[OS X TeX] latex2rtf bug?

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Fri Aug 3 15:34:48 EDT 2007

Am 03.08.2007 um 16:54 schrieb Adam R. Maxwell:

>> Go back to a LaTeX from last millennium!
> Was that supposed to be helpful or snide?

Yes. The software is old.

>> That's the problem with all those "translators:" they're not  
>> really up-to-date and some are limited to a number of hard-wired  
>> commands ... how can you otherwise translator from A to B when you  
>> don't know the mapping? An approach to start from a DVI or PDF  
>> file would be simpler, I think.
> In my case, latex2rtf allowed me to use LaTeX/BibTeX for my  
> dissertation, because my advisor required Word-compatible output  
> with /editable/ equations.  Starting with DVI or PDF for each  
> revision would have been impossible.

I meant that a translator from DVI or PDF to something else already  
exactly knows where a text with which font is placed on some page.  
This simple data is easier to handle than to try a translation from  
LaTeX with its quite few packages (with some macros and commands in  
it) to RTF commands.



We are usually convinced more easily by reasons we have found  
ourselves than by those which have occurred to others.
                                           (Blaise Pascal)

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