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I'm having some difficulties to convert a TeX document into an MS-Word readable one.

I'm trying to use latex2rtf but I had this output (pastebin).

Looks like the main problem is some unrecognized packages, like amsmath.

Several usual commands appears as unknown:

main.tex:11  Package/option 'epsfig' unknown.
main.tex:11  Package/option 'psfrag' unknown.
main.tex:12  Package/option 'multirow' unknown.
main.tex:12  Package/option 'colortbl' unknown.
main.tex:12  Package/option 'array' unknown.
main.tex:13  Package/option 'subfig' unknown.
main.tex:69  Unknown command '\mathbb'
...

Please take a look in pastebin to see all the output and problems.

How can I solve this? How can I convert a compilable .tex file into an MS-Word file with all the things working fine?

I have tried to use tex2word on Windows, but while the file compiles normally in TeXStudio, when I open it using tex2word I have an infinite loop.

Opening the file with MS-Word, the unrecognized things appear like this:

error

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Unfortunately, I don't see any solution so far. According to its website, LaTeX2rtf is "intended to translate a LaTeX document (precisely: the text and a limited subset of LaTeX tags)" (emphasis mine). IMHO, it is almost impossible to find a tool with a proper one-to-one mapping. :( –  Paulo Cereda Dec 10 '11 at 16:19
    
@PauloCereda It is very bad =. Not all equations looks bad, some of them are correct, but these another ones and some other commands have a bad format. –  GarouDan Dec 10 '11 at 18:15
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Probably you could use some other tool to convert to html and import that into word. Two ideas: latex2html and pandoc. –  mbork Dec 11 '11 at 0:10
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In general, I think the best conversion tool is tex4ht, but I've also had success with tth. The former can produce an .odt (for OpenOffice or LibreOffice) or .html file (for example), while the latter produces .html; from there, one can convert to a MicroSoft format. –  jon Dec 12 '11 at 7:35

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Converting my comment to an answer.

Unfortunately, I don't see any solution so far. According to its website, LaTeX2rtf is "intended to translate a LaTeX document (precisely: the text and a limited subset of LaTeX tags) " (emphasis mine).

As others mentioned, you might try other tools such as pandoc, but IMHO, it is almost impossible to find a tool with a proper one-to-one mapping. :(

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