[texhax] MS Word & Mathtype to TeX

Philip TAYLOR P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk
Tue Dec 20 10:19:16 CET 2011

I cannot help feeling, with the best will in the world,
and with a deep love and affection for TeX, that a demonstration
that requires this number of steps (including /two/ post-BibTeX
runs of LaTeX) and which fails to consistently require or
obviate the use of file extensions (the one exception :
ps2pdf latexdemo.ps) is hardly likely to convince someone
who is even marginally familiar with Word.  I would
strongly recommend a two-step demonstration such as :

	PdfTeX <whatever>.tex
	Start <whatever>.pdf

Philip Taylor
Thomas Schneider wrote:
> How about just trying a minimal demonstration?
> Then you will get a feeling for it.  Once you have that running it
> should be clear how to put 90% of your paper into LaTeX.
> http://alum.mit.edu/www/toms/latexdemo/
> All you need are these files:
> http://alum.mit.edu/www/toms/latexdemo/latexdemo.tex
> http://alum.mit.edu/www/toms/latexdemo/latexdemo.bib
> Then do these things:
> latex latexdemo     # run latex to produce .log, .aux, .dvi
> bibtex latexdemo    # get the bibliography references, make .bbl, .blg
> latex latexdemo     # incorporate bibtex results
> latex latexdemo     # get cross references
> dvips latexdemo     # convert from .dvi to .ps
> ps2pdf latexdemo.ps # convert from .ps to .pdf

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