[texhax] Inserting Windows files like Microsoft Word and Excel
and also JPE Gs into my LaTeX document
William F. Adams
wadams at atlis.com
Wed Sep 1 23:05:08 CEST 2004
On Tuesday, August 31, 2004, at 04:23 PM, Anderson Gregg T Civ
> I'm running Windows XP and I've got a copy of Leslie Lamport's "LaTeX:
> A Document Preparation System." Maybe I should ask: "Do Windows files
> like Word® and Excel® integrate easily with LaTeX?
Depends on your TeX implementation --- I believe TrueTeX, and maybe
Bakoma have some sort of support for such as OLE objects.
Word documents can be directly converted by saving as .rtf and using
the converter rtf2latex
There're a couple of macros and other tools for converting from Excel
documents to LaTeX tables.
> What about graphs from other applications like Origin® and Igor®? Can
> these be put into my LaTeX documents relatively easily or is it
Again, depends on your implementation and what sort of output one is
Typically if one uses a typical TeXLive setup, dvips and Ghostscript
will allow one to place a .eps and work with it fairly naturally, even
if one doesn't have a PostScript printer. You can make a .eps from any
Windows application which will print by printing to a PostScript
printer attached to FILE: and setting the job type to be .eps
Alternately, use pdftex to generate .pdf directly and make .pdfs to
place. You may find a utility like Frank Siegert's pStill (shareware
from http://www.pstill.com ) useful for this to generate a .pdf from
Windows applications which don't do so directly.
William Adams, publishing specialist
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