# Converting tex to HTML

I am in need of an easy way of converting .tex to .html for ultimately converting it to word in windows. I have looked into a few different ways, but the ones I have encountered are not free and/or are very complicated to figure out. Any help at all would be much appreciated.

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If your intention is to convert to Word, it's probably easiest to use tex4ht which can create .odt files. You can then use something like OpenOffice/LibreOffice to convert the .odt to .doc. –  Nicola Talbot Jan 31 at 14:34
I was able to get htlatex fileName.tex to work and to create the HTML file ... is there something else that should be done to get an .odt file out of that? It loses images and large amounts of formatting going to HTML and opening that in word. –  nynoles Jan 31 at 14:58
You need to use mk4ht oolatex fileName to create fileName.odt –  Nicola Talbot Jan 31 at 15:16
Thanks for your help with this. It says "mk4ht: The Perl interpreter could not be found." –  nynoles Jan 31 at 15:17
I didn't realise tex4ht required Perl, but it sounds like you need to install it. I don't use Windows, but I've heard that Strawberry Perl is a good version of Perl for Windows. –  Nicola Talbot Jan 31 at 15:20