Eric Abrahamsen <> writes:

> I know this is an awfully tired topic, and I'll be thrilled when the odt
> exporter is ready, but in the meantime exporting to HTML and then either
> opening or copying/pasting into OpenOffice is not working for me, while
> it does seem to be working for other people.
> I'm on Ubuntu, Emacs 23.3 and yesterday's org-mode. I export to html
> just fine. Then I figure I have two options: open the html directly with
> OpenOffice, or copy and paste the text. Opening the html directly just
> shows me an unrendered html document. Copying and pasting into
> OpenOffice turns all the italics into funny little grey boxes (one on
> either side of the meant-to-be-italics text), and no actual italics.
> I'm translating fiction, I don't need squat in the way of formatting
> besides the paragraphs getting unfilled, and italics and bold coming
> through properly. Has anyone seen this happen before, and have a
> potential solution?
> Thanks!
> Eric


I think you will be better off using a tool such as `latex2rtf'
(available as a package here in Debian Sid, maybe in Ubuntu too?)  to
convert your LaTeX exporting output into a format OpenOffice can
understand.  Unlike taking your chances with the copy/paste behavior of
apps that aren't Emacs (egads!), latex2rtf will try to preserve the
formatting in a fairly consistent (if far from perfect) way.


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William Gardella
J.D. Candidate
Class of 2011, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

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