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

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Fri Jun 6 20:23:29 EDT 2008

On  6 Jun, 2008, at 15:05, 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.).

Besides the advice given, you can give it a try with rtf2latex2e,  
which you can install (if you haven't already) with i-Installer (i- 
package RTF 2 LaTeX2e). Convert the Word document to RTF format and  
run on it rtf2latex2e in Terminal.app, and see if something useful  
comes out.



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