XeLaTeX to Word/OpenOffice - the state of the art?

Janusz Bień jsbien at mimuw.edu.pl
Mon Mar 11 14:28:01 CET 2019

Quote/Cytat - "Taylor, P" <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk> (pon, 11 mar 2019, 13:48:08):

> Janusz S. Bień wrote:
>> Hi!
>> I was asked to convert to Word a rather long paper submitted as the
>> XeLateX PDF output (if accepted, the Word document will be converted to
>> PDF by the editors...; I understand they work on the assumption that the
>> reviewers don't know how to comment a PDF file).
>> [...]
>> Before embarking on such a job again I would like to make sure there are
>> no new tools that I'm not aware of.
> Well, on a simple test document (admittedly not created using XeTeX),
> Adobe Acrobat DC's innate ability to export as Microsoft Word seems to
> produce reasonably acceptable results, Janusz — see attached.  If you
> can send me a (Dropbox or similar) link to your XeTeX-generated PDF, I
> can have a go at converting it for you ...
> Philip Taylor

Thanks for the offer. I already used this approach with the several  
years old Acrobat and it worked well  for simpler and shorter papers,  
but I'm not sure it will work for this one. I will make the try and  
will report to you.

Best regards


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