[texhax] Converting LaTeX files into MS Word

Joel Salomon joelcsalomon at gmail.com
Wed Nov 22 19:02:42 CET 2006

On 11/21/06, peralta <peralta at cc.usu.edu> wrote:
> I am about to begin writing a book for a publisher. The publisher says they
> prefer to receive the text via MS Word files.

Rather than PDF?

> 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.

If you can possibly avoid MS Office's equation editor, do so; it's
unspeakably awful.  I have a little script I wrote for use with
pstricks that takes a minimal TeX file --- I had one pstricks image,
but you can put a single equation in instead --- and produces an
embeddable pdf.  Might that script be useful to you, so you can submit
the document in Word, but write equations in a sane environment?


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