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sorry, this can be a stupid question... My teacher wants a .doc file and I wrote my work in LaTeX. Is it possible to export a .tex format file to a .doc one? (Without the copy-paste method obviously)

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Can you persuade your teacher to accept pdf? If not, you can try googling pdf2doc. You will find several free converters which may work well enough on output from pdflatex. –  Ethan Bolker Jan 9 '13 at 16:37
Pandoc can translate directly form tex to doc and for simple documents it seems to work reasonably fine. –  Guido Jan 9 '13 at 16:44
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You could convert TeX to RTF, and then from RTF to .doc: http://latex2rtf.sourceforge.net/

TeX4HT can also convert to ODT, which might be a better solution, still.

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There are several additional ways (to post by Raphink). There is GrindEQ (commercial), TeX2Word (Shareware), another TeX2Word (free)

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PeterJansson, I didn't find another way how to message you. Notice that edits to only correct grammar and typos are not acceptable, according to this post: meta.tex.stackexchange.com/questions/340/… –  tohecz Jan 11 '13 at 16:20
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it depends to the complexity of your TeX document. If you have a lot of equations and images with subcaptions you will have a lot of trouble with your conversion. Install a trialversion of TeX2Word and try it. On the other hand it makes often more sense to convert the created pdf file into a doc format, eg by http://convertpdftoword.net/

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