[OS X TeX] latex2rtf bug?

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Fri Aug 3 16:30:09 EDT 2007

Am 03.08.2007 um 17:23 schrieb Nathan Paxton:

> \usepackage[osf,sc]{mathpazo}

Won't work. RTF has no idea of such typographic subtleties, although  
it knows about capitals and (Microsoft Word?) small capitals. It has  
an idea of animated text ... (Las Vegas lights, blinking background,  
marching black ants, shimmer, ...) And then the question is: which is  
the mathpazo font in RTF? Arial?

> \linespread{1.05}

Text can be positioned on a grid, though I have no idea how fine or  
coarse the grid can be.

> \usepackage{pdfsync}

What has this to do with RTF?!

> % Use utf-8 encoding for foreign characters
> \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}

Since when is Unicode defined in ANSI? (ANSI 7 bit is the "text" base  
of RTF, which was state of the art 20 years ago when DEC developed  
RTF which was then bought by Microsoft.) There is Unicode support in  
RTF, but when was Unicode allowed in TeX? When became MS products  
Unicode aware?

RTF has its own engine for text alignment. Its results will  
definitely be different. Text size can be varied in 1 % steps, which  
is much coarser then in TeX.

Could be a better approach is with TeX4ht: it can also produce XML,  
which ought to be handled by modern MS Word (MS Office 2000 up).  
AFAIK MS Word can also import HTML, which TeX4ht can produce as well.  
Why not use TeX4ht to convert to OpenOffice's/NeoOffice's SXW format.  
Finally you can "import" XeTeX's PDF output into Adobe Acrobat and  
export as RTF ... Or use OCR from PDF converted to TIFF or such formats.



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