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Converting to MS-Word

An often asked question is can how I take a document I created in LaTeX and convert it to Word. The short answer is that I have not found any reliable way to do this. There are some strategies you can use such as converting the LaTeX document to text (using detex) and importing it into Word, but all formatting is lost. Another is to convert to RTF, and import the RTF to Word; but, this will also lose some formatting information. Another is to convert to HTML and then import to Word, but again, you will lose formatting information.

If anyone has discovered a reliable way to handle this, please post it using Talkback.



Kevin O'Malley 2004-03-05