[texhax] file conversion from latex to rtf

William Adams wadams at atlis.com
Wed Jul 16 10:12:04 CEST 2003

Herb said:
> I don't know of software that does this well. I wrote a LaTeX to rtf 
> translator that does everything I want it to do (footnotes, 
> bibliography, some macro expansion,...) but doesn't do figures or 
> complex math. I refuse to translate LaTeX math into rtf, because rtf 
> just isn't as accomplished a math formatter as TeX. I've not seen a 
> publisher unhappy with an rtf version of a paper that is okay with all 
> the text, plus a pdf file for the figures and math.

I'll vouch for that---the norm in the publishing industry is to have 
equations recreated using an XTension in Quark XPress such as PowerMath 
or York Graphics XMath---we have used Blue Sky Research's MathSetter 
here though, so sometimes having the TeX source is nice ;)


William Adams, publishing specialist
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