[texhax] dvi to ASCII (was Re: if you are forced to send it in MS Word ... ?!)

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Mon Sep 11 13:15:03 CEST 2006

On Sep 9, 2006, at 10:28 AM, John R. Culleton wrote:

> The third version is the most troublesome. It is in ASCII for
> those few who cannot handle a pdf file. I need a way to convert
> the file to ASCII yet retain formatting including tables etc.
> Today I use something like ps2ascii or pstotext and then
> manually reformat the reults in an editor. But a dvi to ascii  
> processor
> that could preserve the gross charateristics of the layout would
> be most helpful, and also help fulfill the original mission of the
> dvi format.

Well, there's dvi2tty --- not sure what the licensing is on it these  
days though (it used to have a ``no commercial'' clause, but if so  
you could probably license it.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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