[texhax] converting Word files to text

Fernando Gouvea fqgouvea at colby.edu
Mon Nov 1 19:59:14 CET 2010

  Hi, everyone. I'm about to launch into a project using LaTeX to 
prepare a poetry book for publication. Unfortunately the poems are in 
individual Word files. If they were plain text, it would be fairly easy 
to batch-process them and make a LaTeX file. Since I have several 
hundred little files, opening them with Word and "saving as" would be a 
pain. Is anyone aware of a good tool to batch-convert from Word to text 
(or even to TeX)?


Fernando Q. Gouvea
Carter Professor of Mathematics
Colby College                     Editor, MAA Reviews
Mayflower Hill 5836               http://www.maa.org/maareviews
Waterville, ME 04901		
fqgouvea at colby.edu

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