I realize that this question is heretical here and may even be off topic but I cannot think of another place to ask.
I am an enthusiastic LaTeX user. I use it for even the briefest communications, yet after much wringing of hands and gnashing of teeth I have concluded that I cannot use LaTeX to prepare manuscripts for journals in my field (aquatic ecology and biogeochemistry). Too few journals accept manuscripts written in LaTeX. I have tried conversion tools (e.g.,
latex2rtf) but the amount of post processing often negates the utility (e.g., poor BibTeX support, poor math typesetting, major errors in tables, etc...).
So my question is how can I retain many of the advantages of LaTeX while composing documents that will ultimately need to be in
Word (actually I use
Abiword)? The functionality I would like to maintain is:
- files stored as plain text
- files that can be edited by a text editor (mainly emacs)
- some type of automatic bibliography support (preferably open source)
- math typesetting capabilities