# Convert Latex to odt using tex4ht [closed]

Based on advice from this question I'm trying to use tex4ht to convert a latex document into something readable by MS Word. I was planning to use tex4ht to convert `.tex` to `odt` format.

I'm running into problems though. I'm using a mac, and have TeXShop installed. I ran the line:

``````mk4ht oolatex myfile.tex
``````

but I then got the message:

``````! LaTeX Error: File `preamble.tex' not found.
``````

The file `preamble.tex` does exist in my main document; I linked the file by using the line `\input{preamble}` in `myfile.tex`. As `myfile.tex` is very large I want to use a lot of `input{}` commands.

Is there a different command (or approach) that I can take to convert this file?

Just to clarify, I also ran the command in the form `htlatex myfile.tex` which resulted in the same error message.

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Is your .tex file in the same folder mk4ht resides? –  Sony Dec 5 '11 at 18:08
no - `mk4ht` is where `TexShop` installed it; I'm not sure where that location is. –  celenius Dec 5 '11 at 18:38
just to clarify, I simplified my file path for the question. `myfile.tex` is actually `/username/Docs/Article/myfile.tex` –  celenius Dec 5 '11 at 19:12
You could run a script before running latex like this to find and replace all \input lines with the contents of the file. –  Scribblemacher Dec 5 '11 at 19:39
try mk4ht oolatex ~/Docs/Article/myfile.tex assuming that /username is your own directory. –  Sony Dec 5 '11 at 20:16