[texhax] Converting LaTeX files into MS Word

Tom Schneider toms at ncifcrf.gov
Wed Nov 22 17:22:21 CET 2006


> I am about to begin writing a book for a publisher. The publisher
> says they prefer to receive the text via MS Word files. I will have
> many equations, and was considering using LaTeX, which I have
> downloaded and explored. From the FAQs, I believe there is no
> conversion program available that can convert complicated documents
> created on LaTeX into MS Word. Is that correct? If so, I will not
> use LaTeX.

There are a number of ways of converting, such as using latex2rtf, but
the final RTF format cannot typeset mathematics properly, so the
results are (in my opinion) invariably horrible.  When I publish a
book, I will insist on writing it in LaTeX.  Several companies have
already agreed to this.  If they do not agree, I will go somewhere


  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
  toms at ncifcrf.gov
  permanent email: toms at alum.mit.edu (use only if first address fails)


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