[OS X TeX] Tex to rtf converter

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Thu Aug 5 10:26:57 EDT 2010

On Aug 5, 2010, at 9:42 AM, Joseph C. Slater PE, PhD wrote:

> 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

My "criminal negligence" was of course a joke and I hope your head  
will not explode.

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

You will notice the few words just before. I was just asking a  
question from Dyballa and poking a bit of fun at him.

> I'll answer Alain, then. Yes, yours. You could have added this long  
> ago.

As I think I wrote somewhere along the line, my interest in latex 2  
html is episodic and at best limited.

> 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.

You can find what I am doing "for the next person" at freemathtexts.org

> 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.

I have repeatedly expressed my gratitude for, and stated on this list  
that I am not remotely about to change from, TeXShop.

> The presumption that we are experts at your personal service is  
> insulting.

Here, though, I must protest: What could possibly have given you the  
impression that I so presume?

> 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.

Where I was indeed negligent was in my ignoring the point that was  
once made to me, off this list, that it is always dangerous to joke  
and even more so in an email. I promise to try very hard to be a good  
boy and not to relapse.


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