[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.


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