On Jan 25, 2013, at 1:18 AM, Rainer M Krug wrote: >>> Unless there is progress from other quarters in the meantime, I suppose >>> when the occasion >>> arises to make a conversion, I'll look into commercial options on Windows. > > Do they work as expected and reliably?
I have no idea. At least one company is charging $99 (USD) for their product. > >>> As a Mac user, I can of course run Windows, but I don't relish the idea of >>> buying another >>> copy of Office, plus converter software for Windows. I don't mind paying >>> for commercial >>> software except Microsoft stuff which I find is generally of poor quality >>> (in fact, I often >>> prefer it) Sorry for that confusing sentence. What I meant to say was that I frequently find that someone who charges money for their product is committed to keeping it up to date and improving it rather than letting it languish. Of course I say that with due deference to the amazing LyX team (and many other open source volunteer efforts) but not to a lot of one-person freeware projects who leave a sometimes large user base hanging, such as the case of the recent abandonment of the great word processor called Bean, on the Mac. >>> but the extra hassle of going this route, with still unknown results, is >>> not >>> appealing. I think I recall a Windows converter from LaTeX to Word where >>> there was also >>> offered a manual conversion of anything that their software did not >>> convert, for an >>> additional fee per megabyte over a certain level of file size. What a mess. > > True - even though commercial, could you please report back if you find a > usable solution, as hee > are quite a few users fighting regul;arly with conversion issues. Of course. Jerry