[NTG-context] Word-to-LaTex on linux?

2008-07-07 Thread Piotr Kopszak
Dear list, 

Has anyone had any success running Word-to-Latex converter, mentioned on 
contextgarden, on linux? In theory it should be possible using wine and 
winetricks. 

Piotr

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Re: [NTG-context] Word-to-LaTex on linux?

2008-07-07 Thread Piotr Kopszak
On Mon, Jul 07, 2008 at 11:31:19AM +0200, Piotr Kopszak wrote:
 Dear list, 
 
 Has anyone had any success running Word-to-Latex converter, mentioned on 
 contextgarden, on linux? In theory it should be possible using wine and 
 winetricks. 
 
 Piotr

Replying to myself. Before trying on my linux box I asked my administrator to 
install it on a windows box and it fails even to load its own configuration 
file when I try to use as ordinary user. Is it really worth the effort at all?

Piotr


 
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Re: [NTG-context] Word-to-LaTex on linux?

2008-07-07 Thread John Culleton
On Monday 07 July 2008 05:31:19 am Piotr Kopszak wrote:
 Dear list,

 Has anyone had any success running Word-to-Latex converter,
 mentioned on contextgarden, on linux? In theory it should be
 possible using wine and winetricks.

 Piotr

I upload a doc file into Open Office Writer, save it as rtf and then 
run the program rtf2latex2e.  The reult isn't perfect but it gives 
you a starting point. 

Other conversion tools found with e.g., Kword, Abiword etc. don't seem 
to work as well. 

For client work I just save the doc or pdf as text and start from 
there.  The Adobe Acrobat Reader has a good text save function. 

-- 
John Culleton
Resources for every author and publisher:
http://wexfordpress.com/tex/shortlist.pdf
http://wexfordpress.com/tex/packagers.pdf
http://www.creativemindspress.com/newbiefaq.htm
http://www.gropenassoc.com/TopLevelPages/reference%20desk.htm
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Re: [NTG-context] Word-to-LaTex on linux?

2008-07-07 Thread Aditya Mahajan
On Mon, 7 Jul 2008, Piotr Kopszak wrote:

 On Mon, Jul 07, 2008 at 11:31:19AM +0200, Piotr Kopszak wrote:
 Dear list,

 Has anyone had any success running Word-to-Latex converter, mentioned on 
 contextgarden, on linux? In theory it should be possible using wine and 
 winetricks.

 Piotr

 Replying to myself. Before trying on my linux box I asked my administrator to 
 install it on a windows box and it fails even to load its own configuration 
 file when I try to use as ordinary user. Is it really worth the effort at all?

I had once tried TeX2Word from chiriii software (http://www.chikrii.com/) 
and converted a 20 page double column paper with a lot of math from Word 
to LaTeX. The conversion was excellent. I had to redo most of the math by 
hand, but I think that it was more because of the way the math was 
originally input (array instead of align, etc).

Aditya
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Re: [NTG-context] Word-to-LaTex on linux?

2008-07-07 Thread Jean Magnan de Bornier
Le 07 juillet à 11:31:19 Piotr Kopszak [EMAIL PROTECTED] écrit notamment:

| Dear list, 

| Has anyone had any success running Word-to-Latex converter, mentioned on 
contextgarden, on linux? In theory it should be possible using wine and 
winetricks. 

| Piotr

I use writer2latex, which has to be integrated into OpenOffice; when it's
done, just open your word (or ODF) document with OpenOffice and export to LaTeX;
does a good job if you choose the «clean» or better, «ultraclean» option.

cheers,
-- 
Jean
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Re: [NTG-context] Word-to-LaTex on linux?

2008-07-07 Thread Siep Kroonenberg
On Mon, Jul 07, 2008 at 02:03:43PM +0200, Piotr Kopszak wrote:
 On Mon, Jul 07, 2008 at 11:31:19AM +0200, Piotr Kopszak wrote:
  Dear list, 
  
  Has anyone had any success running Word-to-Latex converter, mentioned on 
  contextgarden, on linux? In theory it should be possible using wine and 
  winetricks. 
  
  Piotr
 
 Replying to myself. Before trying on my linux box I asked my administrator to 
 install it on a windows box and it fails even to load its own configuration 
 file when I try to use as ordinary user. Is it really worth the effort at all?
 
 Piotr

Did you visit the homepage
http://kebrt.webz.cz/programs/word-to-latex/ to check the
prerequisites? I tried it out for somebody else, and with word,
mathtype and net1.1 installed it did quite a nice job.

It is basically a Word macro, even though you can call it from
outside Word (which is not recommended).

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Siep Kroonenberg
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Re: [NTG-context] Word-to-LaTex on linux?

2008-07-07 Thread David C. Walden

On Mon, Jul 07, 2008 at 11:31:19AM +0200, Piotr Kopszak wrote:
  Has anyone had any success running Word-to-Latex converter, mentioned 
 on contextgarden, on linux? In theory it should be possible using wine 
 and winetricks.

I have converted from Word to LaTeX a lot! -- book length
documents.  I usually find it easier to manually do the
conversion: 1) adding commands and inter-paragraph
spacing in the word file where I can still see the visual
formatting; 2) cut and paste the text from the Word file
into WinEdt or EMACS, and 3) use the text editor's
global replace feature to convert en-dashes into --,
smart quotes into `` and '', etc.  I have occasionally
whipped together a small editor macro to do repetitive
tasks during the conversion.  I find that this
approach takes less time (or at least less mental
anguish) than learning a conversion program and then
fixing its output.  If have always thought that I
might find a conversion program useful if my documents included
much math (they don't) -- until someone else in this thread
suggested that the conversion program didn't work so well
for the math.  My approach noted above is in the context
having used a couple of different conversion programs in
the past -- one freeware and one commercial.  Of course,
I have been writing, debugging, and rewriting computer
programs for decades, so tweaking things with a text
editor feels like a pretty natural approach to me.


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