# Re: [Latex2rtf-users] latex2rtf error

Hello Arthur,
thanks for the investigation. It seems you are right.
If I open the file selection dialogue for the rtf file by clicking on
"...", the pre-filled file-ID has the .tex extension, not the .rtf
extension. I am no C++ expert, but at a look into the source code of the
latex2rtf gui shell it seems to me that the handling of the "..."
buttons is not correct.
I will test my fix as soon as possible.

Furthermore, the latex2rtf converter should not open the same (.tex)
file for writing if it is already opened for reading. I will try to fix
this, too.

Regards
Wilfried

At 13.01.2017 03:52, Bass, Arthur wrote:
> Hello,
>
> Just now subscribed to the list.
>
> I just had the exact same experience as Eric Doherty who posted on Nov
> 2, 2016. Here is his post:
>
> latex2rtf support
>
> I have received this message
>
> Error! end of file reached before '\begin|{|document|}' was found
>
> and now the whole file is wiped. Like gone. 0 kB, no text, nothing.
>
> How do I recover it and what happened?!?!?!?!?
>
> My tex file has been wiped, 0 kb, absolutely nothing in it. I got the
> exact same error message. I know for a fact that the file was there
> because I had just compiled it in texniccenter from the location where
> LaTeX2RTF was looking for it. Furthermore, I had successfully converted
> it to RTF on multiple previous occassions. I am using version 2.3.11 on
> Windows 10.
>
> I believe I know what happened, although not exactly why it happened. I
> wanted to save the RTF file in another folder (not the one the latex
> files are in). I clicked the "..." toggle to the right of the "RTF
> file:" pane and navigated to the location where I intended to save the
> file as an RTF. However, upon re-examination of the "RTF file:" pane,
> the intended file name in the pane is the name of my tex file
> (myfile.tex) and the location is the folder that all the latex files are
> in! So I overwrote the tex file with what the product of the conversion
> was supposed to be (if that makes sense).
>
> Upon further investigation, this appears to be a problem with how the
> RTF file pane responds to being changed by selecting a destination
> folder. Often times when you go to a destination folder and enter a file
> name, it still reverts to the source folder and enters the myfile.tex
> name into the pane. Strange behavior. I tried opening and closing
> latex2rtf a few times and it continued to do this.
>
> Now all I have on my computer (which backs up to the OneDrive cloud) is
> the most recent pdf that I compiled in texniccenter. I am hoping I can
> access an older version of the tex file on a computer at home that is
> not connected to the cloud at the moment - but unfortunately that will
> entail redoing a lot of revisions that I have made recently. Hopefully
> that works though, because otherwise that is a LOT of work right out the
> window (including some ridiculously large tables).
>
> If you have any suggestions, I'm all ears. But I suspect that it is
> gone. Since this looks to be a re-occurring phenomenon, it might be
> worthwhile for people to create a duplicate of their latex files in a
> safe place before trying to use LaTex2RTF. As I mentioned, I have had no
> problems before and have good success with LaTex2RTF until now.
>
> Thanks,
> Art
>
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