XeLaTeX to Word/OpenOffice - progress report

Karljürgen Feuerherm kfeuerherm at kfeuerherm.ca
Wed Mar 13 15:00:55 CET 2019

Just as a codicil... I heard of pandoc only courtesy of this thread and have tried it.

I write my university syllabi in highly modular XeLaTeX code with oodles of packages and commands defined by me.

As the university has lately been making noises about verifying accessibility and I don’t have access to Acrobat nor wish to acquire it on my dime, a conversion method of whatever type was timely.

I ran my latest syllabus through pandoc and though I’ve not had time to do thorough testing, the results were excellent as far as I can tell at first glance with only minor issues which may be due to how I have things set up.

Flip side is that make4ht, which I also leaned of here, didn’t run successfully; it choked on some csname issue... which I’ll look into at end of term.



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> On Mar 13, 2019, at 9:15 AM, Mojca Miklavec ...
> I just want to say that pandoc uses its own parser for TeX, so I
> wouldn't expect it to work well for anything but relatively trivial
> TeX syntax (I would expect user-defined macros to mostly fail), and
> it's also a bit non-trivial to figure out how to modify it and build
> it. I have absolutely no idea to what extent packages are supported
> and how.

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