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On 24/01/13 01:02, Jerry wrote:
> On Jan 23, 2013, at 1:02 AM, Rainer M Krug wrote:
> On 22/01/13 23:37, Jerry wrote:
>>>> On Jan 22, 2013, at 1:38 AM, Rainer M Krug wrote:
>>>>>> Also, I played with pandoc a while back and its conversion of a very 
>>>>>> simple LyX file 
>>>>>> to Word was not perfect. I went LyX -> LaTeX -> docx. I did not 
>>>>>> investigate setting 
>>>>>> options very much. I recall that equations made the trip and were 
>>>>>> editable in Word
>>>>>> 2011 (Mac) built-in equation editor, but equation numbers were lost. 
>>>>>> Today's effort,
>>>>>> also on a simple but different document, LyX -> LaTeX -> docx, one 
>>>>>> equation was not
>>>>>> typeset (only the markup appeared), a .eps file was not found even 
>>>>>> though it was
>>>>>> present, and section labels were translated as literal text. Converting 
>>>>>> to .odt was
>>>>>> worse, and at least once caused it to crash when it was attempting to 
>>>>>> repair what it
>>>>>> thought was a damaged converted file. (But what _doesn't_ cause 
>>>>>> LibreOffice to
>>>>>> crash?)
>>>>> I also tried to go the LyX -> LaTeX -> docx route, but the results were 
>>>>> not as usable
>>>>> as via xhtml. So I would suggest to try the route via xhtml.
>>>> How did you get from XHTML -> docx? Pandoc (according to the first 
>>>> paragraph of the
>>>> user's manual) does not accept XHTML input files. Jerry
> Well - using
> pandoc -o newfile.docx newfile1.xhtml
> works as expected and produces a docx file.
> So I can only say it works. I only used the converters and format definitions 
> as mentioned 
> earlier.
> Truy it:
> simple lyx file, export to LyXhtml and use above command to convert to docx.
> Cheers,
> Rainer
>> Thanks, Ranier. I have just now tried this on a simple document (two 
>> equations, two sections,
>> a footnote, a figure with caption, a greyed comment, and two cross 
>> references (to an equation
>> and to a section).
>> As usual, the LyXHTML looks very good. But in the docx, the equations are 
>> not rendered and 
>> contain spurious text, the figure caption and figure name are separated from 
>> the figure and
>> are shown as normal text, spurious text is inserted relating to the image, 
>> and all of the 
>> cross-references move the cursor to the title rather than to where it should 
>> move. The
>> footnote is printed as ordinary text as is the greyed text also.

Without doubt this is not perfect. As I said, I can't comment on equations and 
I did not worry
about the captions. Have you tried LyX -> eLyXer -> pandoc as well?

>> pandoc -o newfile.odt newfile1.xhtml
>> results in a similar result, but with completely nonfunctional cross 
>> references and no
>> spurious text relating to the figure image.
>> I'm using OS X, LyX 2.0.5, Word 2011, LibreOffice, and pandoc 

For my case (no crossreferences, no inseted references, but formating in the 
text (italic for
species names) and only some pictures which I deleted anyway to reduce the size 
of the docx as I
had to email it for further revisions it worked better and faster then any 
other solution.

Have you tried to go ia LaTeX and pandoc?

I guess some manual fidelling will always be necessary, and for my document the 
fidelling required
after pandoc was considerably less as after any other approach.

Please keep us posted about any progress.



>> Jerry
>>>>> You should try both converters (the build in and eLyXe), as they 
>>>>> performed differently
>>>>> on different objects. As my document did not contain any equations, I can 
>>>>> not comment
>>>>> on that.
>>>>> I must say, that I also used pandoc to convert to odt and then converted 
>>>>> the odt to
>>>>> docx with OpenOffice (this was before LibreOffice...) and it also worked 
>>>>> well.
>>>>> I can only suggest to try the different paths out and see which works 
>>>>> best, and then 
>>>>> post your experiences here and add them to  
>>>>> http://www.lyx.org/trac/ticket/6042 so
>>>>> that there is some progress with pandoc support in LyX.
>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>> Rainer
>>>>>> Jerry

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