[texhax] TeX v. Word, etc.

Yuri Robbers yuri.robbers at gmail.com
Mon Aug 21 21:35:46 CEST 2006

That sounds useful, William! That's exactly what I need: lots of crappily
formatted word stuff -> cleaned up word stuff -> input for LaTeX -> nicely
formatted document! Sinds, however, the majority of this process it is
almost certainly going to be off-topic for this list, do you mind if I
contact you off-list about this?


On 8/21/06, William Adams <will.adams at frycomm.com> wrote:
> 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.
> William
> --
> William Adams
> senior graphic designer
> Fry Communications
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