[texhax] Difficulty with using PCTeX to compile a .txt file inUnicode
Philip G. Ratcliffe
philip.ratcliffe at fastwebnet.it
Sat Oct 24 14:32:44 CEST 2009
> 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
> This allows me to write the command for say an integral with
> both upper and lower limit by simply typing (in WORD) int; or
> alpha by typing a2, or beta
> by typing b2, or prime by typing pr etc. When you do that in
> WORD the
> augmented Autocorrect facility will type in the document \int
> or \alpha, or
> \beta or \prime etc.
> When the typing of TeX style file is completed I use the
> Save As command in
> WORD. But the options
> I am offered do not allow me to use this file in PCTeX to
> produce a dvi or pdf file.
> 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.
I have Word for XP and the "save as" dialogue asks me first the file type: I
choose .txt but actually call it, say, myfile.tex, I then a get another
dialogue box that, amongst other things, allows me to choose the encoding,
which I leave as Windows (default) and I don't touch anything else.
The resulting file works just fine with LaTeX.
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