[OS X TeX] recommendations for .odt to .tex in 2020

Stephen Addison sraddison at gmail.com
Tue Jun 9 22:21:03 EDT 2020

Pandoc is what you need.  It is installed as part of the MadTex package.  You can find documentation here: https://pandoc.org/ <https://pandoc.org/>.   It’s often described as the Swiss Army knife of file conversion.  It works really well - even on complex equations.

Stephen Addison
Professor of Physics
Dean, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR 72035
saddison at uca.edu

> On Jun 9, 2020, at 8:32 PM, Arthur Snoke <snoke at vt.edu> wrote:
> I use LibreOffice for .doc, .docx, and .odt files that I get from others or create, but greatly prefer the control I can get on formatting in LaTeX.  In the past I used rtf2latex2e, but even ten years ago I found it dated and hard to work with.
> What is the best way today?
> I am currently on 10.13 but probably have to go to 10.14 soon.
> I tried Writer2LaTeX 1.6.1as an export filter and it bombed with an error message "Error saving the document...General Input Output Error"
> None of the google comments I saw are very recent.
> Suggestions?
> Arthur Snoke (snoke at vt.edu)
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