[texhax] TeX v. Word, etc.
will.adams at frycomm.com
Mon Aug 21 21:27:59 CEST 2006
On Aug 21, 2006, at 2:43 PM, Yuri Robbers wrote:
> I'm starting to think it might be less work to print out the whole
> lot (in as far as the printer prints what is shown on the screen:
> WYSIWYG doesn't work over different keymaps) and type it in again
> in LaTeX by hand. Suggestions, anyone?
No, don't do that.
Craft a WordBASIC macro and toolbar set which will allow you to
format based on a paragraph's content, and which includes an button
to delete all formatting. (You may need to include hitting the
Command/Control Shift F9 key to convert field code fields to text).
Optionally you can include a search-replace for specific characters
to get them formatted as desired --- I do this with a journal here at
work once or twice a month, converting a several MB, ~150--200 pg.
Word .doc to a styled document which can then be paged into a
~90--120 pg. journal in Quark (or LaTeX) in less than 13 or 14 hours.
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