{conversion} is for questions about file conversions, like converting EPS to PDF for the use with {pdftex}.

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How can I convert from Microsoft Word to a LaTeX document

I am a final year graduate student and I have my thesis (about 350 pages) in Microsoft Word format. I would like to convert the document into a LaTeX "camera" ready PDF. Is there any easy way to do ...
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Preventing Writer2LaTeX from escaping \ and $ [closed]

I need to convert a large number of Word documents into LaTeX. The tricky part is that these Word documents contain some basic LaTeX markup. How can I tell Writer2LaTeX not to convert $ into \$? ...
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Conversion problem using standalone and imagemagick

I'm trying to convert a table to png format using Imagemagick \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,border=8pt,convert=true]{standalone} \usepackage{booktabs} \usepackage{caption} \usepackage{siunitx} ...
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Create a symbol font from SVG symbols

Is it possible to create an own scalable font from a set of symbols (~700), all in SVG format. All of them are symbols (like Zapf Dingbats), so there would be no need for special settings like ...
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Convert eps figure to grayscale without removing white space around the figure

I use eps2eps command followed by pscol command which convert color eps to grayscale. But this combination remove white space around the figure (which is probably done by eps2eps command). Directly ...
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Generating a transparent image from LaTeX

I have a T-shirt I designed in LaTeX, and now I need to convert the LaTeX to a white-foreground transparent-background image. How can I do that easily?
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Embed LaTeX math equations into Microsoft Word

Let's say I have a (comparatively) lovely-looking document in LaTeX, full of lovingly typeset, (relatively) complex equations. Now, let's say some Philistines come along one day and decide that the ...
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Mathematica notebook into latex document

Whereas Mathematica allows us to dump an entire notebook into a readable LaTeX file. However, the formatting of that file is not optimal. There are many posts on how to "beautify" a single ...
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How to convert SGML to (La)Tex

I find a great open source book -- Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide, which has been published online in various formats but LaTex. Although it comes with an compiled PDF version, I prefer to compile ...
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How can I efficiently convert TEI documents into LaTeX?

TEI documents have a lot of information that can be used for representation and style. Are there any tools to convert such documents into LaTeX in order to create good pdf/html etc. versions?
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How to convert latex algorithm2e into msword format [closed]

I need to write below latex algorithm using windows words, How I can do that? \documentclass{article} \usepackage[linesnumbered,ruled,vlined]{algorithm2e}% http://ctan.org/pkg/algorithm2e ...
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Converting Markdown to LaTeX, in LaTeX

I've started to use markdown for my notes simply because its faster than writing latex, but I would prefer to have the extra power to LaTeX. Is there/would it be possible to have a markdown ...
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How to convert a Google docs document to LaTeX?

I am working in a team with people who didn't know LaTeX, and while I would have loved to get them into it through shareLaTeX or a similar service, we don't have the time for this. As a result, we are ...
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Can we convert DVI or PostScript into TeX?

Basically that is the question - if we have a DVI file can we get on the base on it the original TeX file?
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Latex to Word conversion [duplicate]

My department expects me to write my masters dissertation in MS Word (which is just silly I know). I however want to use Latex and then just convert the entire document to word afterwards, as I think ...
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Converting MS Office documents (DOC&DOCX) into LaTeX by w2l in command lines of linux

I want to convert MS Office documents(DOC&DOCX) into LaTeX! I need to do two steps to finish the conversion. The first step is to convert the MS Office documents into libreoffice(ODT) by ...
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Are there good resources for converting TeX type files to spoken word?

For a variety of reasons I am very interested in having audio versions of various texts. In some cases I can get these texts in LaTeX format (with equations). Obviously I can use "normal" ...
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How to convert PDF to (La)TeX?

I know that hardly any information is passed to the PDF when a .tex file is compiled. But is there a tool that can convert a PDF document back to (La)TeX?
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How to recover lost .tex files [closed]

Initial position I recently bought a new computer, and I thought I have backed up all of my LaTeX files and documents from my old computer onto an external hard drive. Upon searching for old LaTeX ...
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Compile LaTeX to HTML/CSS with kept typography

I have put lots of effort in the past to align, set and layout LaTeX documents as PDFs. Is there any reasonable converter, which uses CSS3, HTML, and so on to create a beautiful website from LaTeX. ...
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How to convert mediawiki syntax to latex?

I think I've seen a script for converting mediawiki syntax to Latex. Also, in case there are more than one solution for this, it might be nice to summarize them here.
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Converting LaTeX document to DocBook format?

Is there a way how to convert LaTex document into DocBook XML?
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Comprehensive list of tools that simplify the generation of LaTeX tables

Manually hacking tables in LaTeX is one of the less funny things when preparing a document. Naturally, there are quite a few tools that promise to simplify this. In fact, I have somewhat lost track of ...
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Converting LaTeX into Unicode for email

My standard procedure for writing mathematical email has been to use pidgin-LaTeX for some time now, and many of those I communicate with do the same. However, someone I know has recently started a ...
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Bibtex to html/Markdown/etc., using Pandoc

It seems that Pandoc is capable of dealing with references given in a .bib file. Yet, I haven't been able to simply ask Pandoc to convert a .bib file into html, markdown or other formats. Is there a ...
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Converting LyX to LaTeX

I'm working with a colleague who uses LyX (I use LaTeX), and we have a hard time exchanging documents because of conversion issues. Is there any easy way to convert LyX to LaTeX and vice versa?
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How to convert PDF to EPS?

I can't find a tool to convert PDF to EPS, neither in MikTeX nor in TeXLive. Is there such a tool actually? Update: Based on Herbert's accepted answer, I simplify his batch as follows: #!/bin/sh ...
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Generate doc file from tex file

I want to write my thesis in latex but I need to include doc and pdf file on a CD. Is it possible to generate doc file from latex?
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Use LaTeX to produce Epub

I'm asking here a question which was asked on the italian TeX group forum. Is there a way to produce Epub output automatically from a LaTeX source? I should remark that Epub is just HTML+a subset of ...
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Workflow for converting LaTeX into Open Office / MS Word Format

I often have to write up reports based on the analysis of some data. I use R to analyse the data and export tables, figures, and text. This is then included into a LaTeX document either using input or ...
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Producing doc/docx from LaTeX

Is there any way to produce doc/docx files from LaTeX?
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Convert LaTeX to SVG online

What websites allow users to quickly and simply convert mathematical equations into SVG without having to install or run any software?
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How to transform Google docs tables into Latex Tables?

I usually do all of my tables using Google Docs spreadsheet. This is a good and quick way to organize information and create quick tables. Now I am writing a document in Latex and I would like to ...
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Copying latex from scanned book [duplicate]

Suppose I have a scanned book with equations, is there a convenient way to obtain latex that reproduces them?
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Tex4ht options to convert beamer slides

I tried to used tex4ht utility to convert beamer-latex presentation to OpenOffice ODT, and I'm really not happy with the results. Please find below the snapshots of PDF and ODT files. Please note, ...
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How can I use TikZ to make standalone (SVG) graphics?

I would like to use TikZ in other settings than TeX and I'd especially like to use the drawings on websites where the text should be searchable and selectable. However, I'm unsure of the best way to ...
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Converting bib database into csv

I have a bibliography on a subject (don't matter what subject it is, there is about 20 different files and about 1000 records). I need to convert it into csv (or any other table format which can be ...
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Can DVI files be converted to RTF files?

Consider a *NIX executable, dvi2rtf, whose contents are: #!/bin/sh TMPX=`mktemp /tmp/dvi2rtf.XXXXXX` dvitty $1 $TMPX # CTAN txt2rtf $TMPX $2 # CTAN, in rtfutils If my head is working ...
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What is the 2014 status on converting Word and MathType to LaTeX

Why have I started a new question? I have studied as many pages here as I can on answers to this question and none have really satisfactory answers. I want to start a new discussion on this problem. ...
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TeX to epub conversion

I want to create epub document, but I only have a tex file (unfortunately, mathematical formulas, and drawing diagrams). I tried pandoc: tex to html, tex to xhtml, to xml, but nothing works properly. ...
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How convert any.text to any.tex file or html file to tex [closed]

I found examples where it is mentioned conversion of tex files with LaTeX, but to get any file to tex I could find. In the Linux console. UTF-8 does not support the Russian alphabet or Arabic. If you ...
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Adding page breaks to pandoc latex template when converting markdown

Perhaps I'm missing something, but is there a way to either (a) ensure that pandoc places pagebreaks before level 1 and level 2 headers in markdown (#,##), or (b) hide \newpage from other markdown ...
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Creating a gls from a spreadsheet

I have a spreadsheet of 1925 terms that I wish to build a glossary for. Short of manually adding tags to each line and exporting to a plain text file, is there a way to convert the spreadsheet into a ...
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Someone knows a xml2tex converter?

I've already Googled it, without concrete success. So, I'd like to know if someone knows a converter from XML to TeX. Something "simple" as latex2rtf.
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Convert gif image to png on the fly

I am using pdflatex on linux and attempting to convert gif to png. I can run scripts to find out the image attributes and even and convert the files supplied from a folder but I can not write back to ...
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Converting a {classicthesis} book into a .doc file [duplicate]

I'm looking for a free (not shareware, because I have many files to convert and I don't want limits), stable, relatively simple way to convert my phd thesis coded using "ClassicThesis" package, into a ...
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What is the status of generating LaTeX from handwriting (i.e., OCR)?

I type fast enough that for most things it's not a pain, but I have a few big stacks of old course notes I'd like in LaTeX which I'm dreading having to go through. So, I'm just wondering what the best ...
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Generate external images for all equations in a document [duplicate]

I have to convert a LaTeX document to a Microsoft Word template due to circumstances I cannot alter (intergovernmental organisation). With \tikzexternalize, I can easily generate images for all my ...
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Cropping output of pdflatex to pagesize

I am trying to create square images with a fixed size in pixels in LaTeX to be used as buttons. So far, I got the best results using the slides document class in combination with the geometry package, ...
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Possible to Convert Math in Picture into LaTeX? How?

Is it feasible to convert math in a picture, say written by hand, into LaTeX? For example, I'd deem it faster to write down (de novo) a 10 x 10 matrix with long, complex entries, rather than typing ...