[texhax] MS Word to Mathtype

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Thu Dec 15 17:29:48 CET 2011

On Dec 15, 2011, at 10:54 AM, Firestone, Elaine R. (GSFC-616.0)[BIOSPHERICAL INSTRUMENTS INC] wrote:

> Boy, this is news to me that Word will convert a .doc file to a .tex file. I've been using TeX (actual TeX, not LaTeX) since 1992 and MS Word for the Mac since around that same time period and I've never seen that capability in Word... Are you sure you aren't just seeing MathType's conversion of the *equations* to TeX code? There's a huge difference in just the equations in TeX and the entire document.

You are of course correct.

That said, there are conversion tools, to include:

 - rtf2latex --- free, opensource
 - tex2word --- commercial, but there is a demonstration copy


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications
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