[OS X TeX] recommendations for .odt to .tex in 2020
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Tue Jun 9 22:56:05 EDT 2020
Pandoc is precisely the thing. But given its massive multiplicity of options, be prepared to do a little reading and experimenting to figure out what options will get what you want. Then think about creating a script or alias to do that command.
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> On Jun 9, 2020, at 22:21, Stephen Addison <sraddison at gmail.com> wrote:
> Pandoc is what you need. It is installed as part of the MadTex package. You can find documentation here: 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.
>> Arthur Snoke (snoke at vt.edu)
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