[OS X TeX] Dealing with Word

Arthur Snoke snoke at vt.edu
Sun Jul 28 19:02:47 CEST 2013

My co-author insists on a .doc file.  I have been using latex2rtf-2.3.3 
and find that it handles thigs pretty well.  (Mac )S 10.6.8, with a couple 
of years old version of LaTeX).  I was interested in seing how pandoc 
worked, so I downloaded it.  Thanks for posting the suggestion.

I was disappointed that I could not go backwards -- .doxx or .odt are not 
allowed input formats -- as the backwards direction does not work as weel 
for me.

I tried it to ..odt (opening usng LibreOffice) and .docx (WORD 2008). 
Neither were as good as latex2rtf.  Equations did not translate, and 
in-line Greek letters looked ugly.  It did not include any references or 
figure references.  It did not number my sections.  When I opened the 
.docx file, it said it used word 2007 equation stuff, which of course I do 
not have.  It did not understand my \parindent, etc.

I had to wrok a bit to get latex2rtf to work for me.  Here are my header 









  On Sun, 28 Jul 2013, John Maindonald wrote:

> You might also look at pandoc
>  http://johnmacfarlane.net/pandoc/
> This is able to handle a huge range of conversions.

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