[texhax] Difficulty with using PCTeX to compile a .txt file in Unicode

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Sat Oct 24 06:59:34 CEST 2009

On  23 Oct, 2009, at 11:41, Phoebus J. Dhrymes wrote:

> Dear Sir/Madam:
> Recently, I have developed a way to make typing a TeX style document  
> relatively easy. I did that by using the facility Autocorrect in  
> Microsoft WORD.
> [...]
> The only version I see in the Save As dialog box, that preserves the  
> appearance of the file, and which I have used,  is Unicode, which  
> lists the file as xxx.txt.
> However, when I try to use this file on PCTeX I see on screen  a  
> file all of whose entries are nulled and the program cannot use it  
> to produce dvi or pdf

I don't use PCTeX (nor Windows or Word), but on a Mac BBEdit  
identifies your file as UTF-16 Little-Endian, with Windows line  
endings (CRLF). Is there a way that Word could save it as UTF-8  
instead? Maybe that could work.

Or why don't you try TeXmaker?:


I think you can use its many buttons as you're using your autocorrect  



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