[OS X TeX] Tex to rtf converter

Joseph C. Slater PE, PhD joseph.slater at wright.edu
Thu Aug 5 09:42:40 EDT 2010

On Aug 4, 2010, at 5:11 PM, Adam R. Maxwell wrote:

> On Aug 4, 2010, at 11:33 AM, Alain Schremmer wrote:
>> On Aug 4, 2010, at 1:02 PM, Peter Dyballa wrote:
>>> And this to create HTML output:
>>> 	#!/bin/tcsh -f
>>> 	set path=($path <path to executables of your TeX distribution> <path to where latex2html was installed>)
>>> 	latex2html "$1"
>> I, of course, could not.
>> But, if that is all there is to it, why is isn't it already there?
> Maybe because latex2html and latex2rtf aren't part of TeX Live or MacTeX.
>> Criminal negligence?
> Was this necessary?

My head explodes when I see such comments when we are benefiting from the benevolence of others. How dare you! 

I'll answer Alain, then. Yes, yours. You could have added this long ago. You've been on the list long enough to see such. Googling "add engine script to texshop" yields a first link showing /Library/TeXShop/Engines are where engines reside (the tilde in that link puts them in your personal account). I found two on my computer, looked at them, and they look just like this. Hunting around inside the TeXShop application (which has been explained on this list) you can find the location of all the engines internally defined in TeXShop. In fact, there is a README file in there stating
"About the Inactive Folder: This folder contains extra engines that are likely to be useful for experienced users but confusing for a beginner." etc.

How cool is that? A slew of these have been included for those who want to dig a little bit!

Criminal negligence? Perhaps you will be (by your own measure) if you don't dig into this and start documenting it for the next person. Before such pointing of fingers, please be sure to think about the graciousness of those on this list and of those who provide this software for free. You have the option of choosing the better software that you must think exists out there. The presumption that we are experts at your personal service is insulting. I only learned about the location of these engines after your post (as I have had no interest or need)! Certainly you could have done the same. 

More information about the MacOSX-TeX mailing list