[OS X TeX] Imposing Latex on authors of articles

Alan Litchfield alan at alphabyte.co.nz
Wed Feb 27 21:43:17 CET 2008

Some time back someone asked about legacy MacWrite II files. I meant to reply
sooner, but you know how it is...

Anyway, if you have old MacWrite files have you tried importing them into
Nisus Writer (Express or Pro)? From memory I vaguely recall that this used to
be able to open them.


Roussanka Loukanova wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Feb 2008, Bruno Voisin wrote:
>> Le 26 févr. 08 à 23:10, Thomas Käufl a écrit :
>>> That was already the case, when I used FrameMaker (or WriteNow --
>>> does anybody remember this text processor?)
>> The name yes I do remember, though I've never used it. But I do remember
>> using ChiWriter under DOS,
> At its time it was highly superior to the coexisting Word. Do you know about
> some way to convert ChiWriter typesetting into Latex (if feasible at all)?
> I typeset my dissertation in ChiWriter under DOS. There is no way for me
> to forget the ordeals of incompatibilities between font drivers from a PC
> to a PC and between ChiWriter versions on the PCs in Sofia and those in
> Moscow (Sofia -> Moscow -> Sofia ...; all that combined with electricity
> blackouts in Sofia winded by The Wind of Changes). But, typesetting
> mathematics and all the other formatting results with ChiWriter, in
> compare to what one would get with Word, powered the efforts. LaTeX was a
> great relieve after ChiWriter variations and dependency on DOS computers,
> and screen and printer drivers.
> Roussanka
>> and even a similar scientific word processor
>> called Mathor which I think never made it outside France. That was before
>> getting my first Mac, a beloved SE/30, and switching to MacWrite II for the
>> text and Expressionist for the equations.
>> Bruno Voisin
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