[texhax] Convert Word to PDF using LaTex Format

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Tue Jan 24 18:27:48 CET 2012

On Jan 23, 2012, at 10:45 AM, Toyia Giles wrote:

> I am looking for a consulting service to convert a whitepaper from word to pdf using the LaTeX format.  Please contact me as soon as possible if you can help or please recommend someone who can.  Thank you in advance for your immediate attention to this matter.

Is there a reason you can't go directly to .pdf from Word using one of the free conversion programs?


should make this conversion trivial.

If you really need for the document to be a .tex file first you'll need to:

 - perform the conversion --- the free rtf2latex may work for you: http://sourceforge.net/projects/rtf2latex2e/ (save the file as a .rtf out of Word) --- if not, try the commercial word2tex: http://word2tex.com/

 - install a LaTeX installation if you don't have one already --- https://www.tug.org/begin.html (an alternative way to do this would be to install LyX, which you may find of use: http://www.lyx.org

 - then you'll need to open up the .tex file in an editor or integrated shell such as TeXworks:
and ``typeset'' the document using pdflatex to get a .pdf

Please let us know if you need further assistance or information.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications
Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.

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