[texhax] TeX v. Word, etc.

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Mon Aug 21 21:27:59 CEST 2006

On Aug 21, 2006, at 2:43 PM, Yuri Robbers wrote:

> I'm starting to think it might be less work to print out the whole  
> lot (in as far as the printer prints what is shown on the screen:  
> WYSIWYG doesn't work over different keymaps) and type it in again  
> in LaTeX by hand. Suggestions, anyone?

No, don't do that.

Craft a WordBASIC macro and toolbar set which will allow you to  
format based on a paragraph's content, and which includes an button  
to delete all formatting. (You may need to include hitting the  
Command/Control Shift F9 key to convert field code fields to text).

Optionally you can include a search-replace for specific characters  
to get them formatted as desired --- I do this with a journal here at  
work once or twice a month, converting a several MB, ~150--200 pg.  
Word .doc to a styled document which can then be paged into a  
~90--120 pg. journal in Quark (or LaTeX) in less than 13 or 14 hours.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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