[texhax] TeX v. Word, etc.

Tom Schneider toms at ncifcrf.gov
Mon Aug 21 18:26:44 CEST 2006

> Take a Word file from 20 years ago and try to read it with any
> software around today.

Can anyone give some real examples where you actually try this and
report what happened?  We struggled at one point merely to get a Wordy
file from PC to the Mac (and failed).  Could the file be read by
OpenOffice?  If so it could be exported as RTF [Really Terrible
Format] and then converted with rtf2latex.


> I recently took a paper of mine from 1986, written for an early 
> version of Latex2.

I did a similar translation from Troff to Latex2e ...



  Dr. Thomas D. Schneider
  National Institutes of Health
  National Cancer Institute
  Center for Cancer Research Nanobiology Program
  Molecular Information Theory Group
  Frederick, Maryland  21702-1201
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