questions concerning Microsoft Word (for example importing from it or exporting to it)

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Front end software for people doing editing and typesetting of articles

The editors and typesetters at my organization are not very computer savvy, so I don't think they would be interested in editing in LaTeX or XML directly. However, we are interested in pursuing a ...
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Visual comparison between LaTeX and Word output (hyphenation, typesetting, ligatures etc)

I really want to convince my friends and family that LaTeX is the choice for them when it comes to formatting and creating beautiful documents. I am aware of the major advantages that come with using ...
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Making a LaTeX document appear as though it were typeset in MS Word

I am typesetting a document in LaTeX for which I have been given exact specifications that are intended for an MS Word-processed document (single-sided, single-spaced, 0.75 inch margins, no more than ...
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Which font does LaTeX use / Possible to use in Word? [duplicate]

What is the name of the standard font in LaTeX? And is it possible to download and use this font in Microsoft Word? I found that Latin Modern supposedly resembled it, but the archives on ...
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How can I generate some Latex output (equation) to be imported in MS Word? [duplicate]

Let's say I want to make a document in Microsoft Word (don't asks why), but for the formulas I want to use LaTeX and then paste it as a picture in my word document, how would I go about doing that? I ...
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Macros: MS Word vs. TeX & friends

This is a follow-up question to How to convert TeX-illiterate coworkers to LaTeX?. To better demonstrate the power of TeX & friends and dismiss the competition (e.g. MS Word, Open Office), I need ...
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Page count in LaTeX vs Word

My term paper has fairly strict formatting guidelines - double-spaced & 12pt font. I am currently on page 7 (when previewed in LaTeX). However, when I copy and paste into MS Word, I've hit the ...
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Convert MS word margins into geometry package margins

I would like to convert the following margins that I have found in my MS word document to geometry package. Top: 2.38cm Bottom: 2.38cm Inside: 2.29cm Outside: 1.52cm Gutter: 0cm Here is ...
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Easy way to calculate word-count in Latex for Mac? [duplicate]

I am using TexShop and was wondering if there is an easy way to find the wordcount in a document ? The way I do it now is copy and paste the PDF document into Word to calculate the word count. Is ...
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How long does it take to format a book in LaTeX?

I am new to this website and I hope this is not considered off topic but how long does it take to format a book in LaTeX? I understand this is a subjective question but maybe the "specs" of the book ...
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How to use LaTeX tables with MS Word/PowerPoint

I love LaTeX's modularity and that I can generate (w/ Stata) and \input{} tables, which makes it really easy to update my work and to keep the same analyses across papers and presentations. But not ...
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Office 2013 handling of (Xe)LaTex PDFs?

I just read that Office 2013 now includes PDF import and editing functionality, so that it converts the PDF automatically into a format that could be edited and saved as a .doc. I was wondering ...
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How to make apostrophes appear normally when copy-pasting from a MS Word document?

I have a report written in MS Word which I would like to turn into a LaTeX document. I copy-pasted the content of the document in my LaTeX editor (TeXShop, LaTeX, pdfTeX) and everything comes out fine ...
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Convert a latex document with lots of equations and pseudocode to Microsoft Word [duplicate]

I have a nice latex document with a lot of mathematical equations and pseudoalgorithms. Now I need to work out this document with a colleague that can only use microsoft word. So I need to convert ...
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Is there any Word/Writer - LaTeX demonstration document available?

I often hear how better the LaTeX is but the comparisons I have found, did not persuade me. Is there something like "showcase document" containing different kind of formatting, formulas etc. available ...
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Pandoc and docx (Word for Mac 2011) [closed]

I'm trying to use Pandoc to convert Markdown with LaTeX math in it ($\alpha$, etc) into Word docx, but every equation I enter comes out broken in the resulting docx file. I even tried using the ...
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Why is it so difficult to get good results from a .tex to .doc conversion?

I couldn't find a duplicate to this question and hope there isn't one. I'm not concerned with methods of converting LaTeX documents to Word Documents (I know a few). The question I have is why are ...
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How do I make a Word file out of a .tex file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Converting TeX to MS-Word for recruiters asking for resumes in word files Since some resume websites only accept .doc (word files). Now, I'm not a pro user, just have ...
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From .tex to .doc format. Is it possible? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Workflow for converting LaTeX into Open Office / MS Word Format sorry, this can be a stupid question... My teacher wants a .doc file and I wrote my work in LaTeX. Is it ...
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Why do people chose Latex for mathematical writing? [closed]

I'm trying to make the transition from Word to Latex for mathematical writing. But the more I learn about it, the less sure I am that I should make this transition. Typographical Quality For example ...
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Using Word table as a LaTeX table [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using an image as a table Assume that I created a table in Microsoft Word. I can save it as eps, pdf, etc. and use it in LaTeX. However, the caption is "Figure X". Is ...
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Number of lines in double spacing (compared to Word)

I am a newbie to LaTeX. I noticed that my document is almost a page longer in Word compared to LaTeX. (~7.25 in latex, ~8.25 in Word). This seems to be because my Word document has 23 lines per page, ...
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As an expert, can you always use TeX for (nearly) any kind of document?

I am just beginning to learn TeX. Coming from web-development, I find separating content from style very sensible, and I like the logic behind it. To me it looks that having control over formatting is ...
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How to run LaTeX from Word?

I am writing a journal article using LaTeX. Currently, the review process is very difficult as my professor has to comment on the pdf. Previously, I have written a journal paper using Word. Though ...
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Converting LaTeX into Mathtype or MS Word format in Ubuntu

I need a lot of help here, and am not sure if this is the correct place for my question - but here goes. I am about to start (assuming I can get over this issue with software) working for a company ...
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Word 2003 to LaTeX converter [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I convert from Microsoft Word to a LaTeX document I have this fairly large physics thesis due in half a year (about 150 pages) and I wanted to use LaTeX for the ...
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Converting TeX to MS-Word for recruiters asking for resumes in word files

What do you do when you have spent considerable effort finessing your resume in TeX and a recruiter asks you for your resume in MS-Word? Do you: Spend the time to produce something that looks half ...
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Produce the LaTeX logo in MS Word [closed]

How can I produce the result of \LaTeX (and also \TeX and \XeLaTeX) in MS Word? EDIT: Since I don't see an actual reason for closing this question (there are already lots of questions/answers on ...
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How much time does it take to learn LaTeX?

I have always used Word to write my papers. I am now interested in LaTeX. Is it hard to learn LaTeX? How much time may it require to convert my .doc to LaTeX (say about 30 pages)?
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Setting a document in MS Word-12pt (12bp)

Warning If you're looking for advice how to make your document look like it's been written in Word, this is most likely not the question you're looking for. This question is mostly of theoretical ...
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Tex2Word plugin for Microsoft Word

Is there any TeX to Word plugin to be added for free in Microsoft Word? The main reason behind this is that I want to use the easy to use grammar checker of Microsoft Word after writing my article in ...
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Why is TeX functionality for mathematical typesetting not found on standard word processors, like MS Word? [closed]

It doesn't seem hard to me to put the symbols in the product, and allow users to draw mathematical formulas. Is the user pool too small to attract the interest of major software companies?
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How to convert a scientific manuscript to MS Word for a coauthor review [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Workflow for converting LaTeX into Open Office / MS Word Format I am a scientist and an (almost) average Windows 7 user. I like to use LaTeX (MikTeX with Texmaker) to ...
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Word 2010 on typesetting math [closed]

I tried to find that online, but all I found was: "Word bad, (La)TeX good! Word ugly, (La)TeX pretty!". I want an honest take from someone who used the new Math system in Word 2010, preferably who ...
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Convince employer to use TeX over MS Word [closed]

I would not be surprised if this was closed because it isn't considered constructive. So lets all dispense with the fanboi comments. I have read a few of the posts on this site. I am in a struggle ...
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Are there any tools that convert a table from MS Word to LaTeX tabular format?

I have a really big table in MS Word and would like to convert it to tabular format automatically. I'm using Texmaker and their quick tabular wizard is good but it doesn't let you copy paste data ...
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How do I export LaTeX generated formulas to other documents besides PDFs such as MS-Word? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Embed LaTeX math equations into Microsoft Word What I ultimately want to do is take the formulas I made, and use them anywhere, like copy/pasting them into MS-Word, or ...
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Make a LaTeX document look like it was written in Microsoft Word [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Making a LaTeX document appear as though it were typeset in MS Word I know this is a travesty in the world of TeX, and an affront to all decent TeX-believing people out ...
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LaTeX vs MS word [closed]

During a conversation with one of my friends who is a die hard user of MS word, I had to face this question- Why LaTeX and not MS word?. Though I gave usual reasons like quality of typing and ...
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MS Word-style Comments

I'm not a fan of Microsoft Word, but I have missed the ability to comment on papers that I'm working on with friends using comments that appear as little bubbles in the margins. I've managed to ...
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Problem with latex2rtf. Unknown commands. How to solve it?

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 ...
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Table notes that are compatible with LaTeX2RTF

I want to create a simple table whit a few table footnotes as common in scientific journals. I've tried the package tablefootnote and the threeparttable but I can't convert them into a RTF document ...
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How to prepare my LaTeX based book for Word based proof reading? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Workflow for converting LaTeX into Open Office / MS Word Format I am making a book using memoir and I am planning to try a proof reading service that uses Word. Does ...
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LaTeX optimal settings for MS Word-like document

When you create a new document in Microsoft Word, you get a standard blank document with the right margins. Moreover when that document is exported to PDF, you are satisfied with the layout. Over and ...
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Package hyperref Error: Wrong driver option `pdftex' when using mk4ht

I am trying to convert TeX, made using moderncv, to .doc format. I am trying to use the following 2 commands pdflatex filename.tex mk4ht oolatex filename.tex But I'm getting the following error ! ...
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Is there a way to convert latex to msword? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Workflow for converting LaTeX into Open Office / MS Word Format Is there a way to convert a full latex file to the Microsoft Word readable format? Yes, I hate word too, ...
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LaTeX in Word/Office 2011?

I remember I read somewhere out there that Office 2011 Word will support TeX (LaTeX). Is this true? I have Office 2011 on my Mac but I cannot find anything related to TeX.
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Weird error in file converted from docx to txt by LibreOffice [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: LaTeX baffled by BOM---Unicode's byte order mark. I have a large text file in .docx format, and I used LibreOffice to convert it to plain text so I could nicely ...
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Word-like colors for different versions of one file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a good way to show changes between two versions I was wondering if there is any package that can accomplish a Word-like color scheme for different versions of ...
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Writing a technical book, structuring first then layout later possible?

I want to write a Technical Book that eventually should go to Lulu.com for publishing, so I have to stick to certain strict rules about page sizes and layout. I'm currently looking for a way to focus ...