# [OS X TeX] advice on converting word w/math symbols to TeX

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Fri Jun 6 18:04:59 EDT 2008

On Jun 6, 2008, at 4:05 PM, Rene Borgella wrote:

> Hi everyone:
>
> It's been a while since I have posted, but I've got a problem now
> that I can't figure out on my own and thought I'd see if someone
> here may have some advice.
>
> We've got a TeX document that we are assembling using TeXShop with
> the MacTeX packages.  Unfortunately, one of the larger pieces that
> we need to include was written in Word 2004 for Mac.  The document
> is text with some numbers and symbols, but what I am mostly
> concerned about are the subscripts.  The subscripts are words and
> greek  symbols (psi, phi, etc.).

It's been years since I did it but, in the same situation, here is
what I think I did:

There is a way to let Word show the code it uses for subscripts.
Then, I searched in Word for that code and replaced by the LaTex code
$_{greek symbol}$ or $_{\text{words}}$ which I then copy-pasted in
the LaTeX source.

But I can't remember how it worked out in practice as I had other
stuff than subscripts to deal with and decided to forget about the
whole thing and just rewrite.

Regards.
--schremmer