LaTeX/TeXShop to Word converter

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  1. thomasp macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    I'm currently using TeXShop as a LaTeX editor - can anybody recommend any reasonable (and preferably free!) converters that will convert the .tex or PDF file to a Word .doc format? I'm not too bothered if some of the formatting goes weird, just want the basic text, figures, equations, etc to be editable by people who aren't used to LaTeX.


    Thanks for the help :)
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    The equations aren't going to be converted nicely. The only sure way to keep the format of equations, etc. in a LaTeX document is to directly edit the .tex file.
     
  3. rowsdower macrumors 6502

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    I'm pretty sure there are no tools to do this. It's not impossible, but most people use LaTeX because they don't like editors like Word, so probably no one has taken the time to implement it.
     
  4. thomasp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The equations don't need to be editable, just display somehow.
    Hence why I'm using LaTeX!
     
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    ...I know, but I don't think it's going to happen unless there's some utility out there that I don't know about. The letters and numbers will probably come out ok, but any non-standard character and/or equation involving a fraction is probably going to be ... interesting, to say the least. What you should probably look for is something that converts LaTeX to Mathtype.
     
  6. Frosties macrumors 6502a

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    You always have the cut and paste way. Open document on screen and do a print screen and save the equation as jpg to paste in the word document.
     
  7. Detektiv-Pinky macrumors 6502a

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  8. thomasp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the link, will have a look at that.
     

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