Microsoft Word (for example importing from it or exporting to it) and relation to TeX, LaTeX, etc.

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LaTeX vs Word; improvements of LaTeX over the years

When comparing MS Word vs LaTeX the proponents of Word often say that many advantages of LaTeX over Word from say 1997 disappeared over the years as Word evolved to the current 2013 version. For ...
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Word template to latex

I need to write an article, the template is provided in MS Word, however the file they accept could be either PDF or MSWord. Then I prefer to write it in latex. From this question it seems there is ...
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Advisor likes MS Word, I like LaTeX

Techinical question of this academic question: http://academia.stackexchange.com/questions/62400/advisor-likes-ms-word-i-like-latex I have an issue with my Supervisor: he likes to write papers on MS ...
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How to collaborate with those who work in Word?

I write my papers in LaTeX and always reference the same, giant .bib file for citations (natbib+bibtex or biblatex, depending on journal or document requirements). If this is your mode of operation, ...
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Spaces between lines inconsistent in Word2Tex inserted in Latex

I have a word document that I am trying to append to the beginning of an existing Latex document I have. However, when I save that word doc as tex using Word2Tex and then see the output of the entire, ...
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Free substitute for Word2Tex on Windows

I work with a lot of word documents. I want to make some of these look better with LaTex, but it's almost impossible to manually extract images/equations and put them into a .tex file and then convert ...
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tex to docx via pandoc with ACM template

For unfortunate reasons, I need to convert a latex document to word. The document was created using an ACM template (available here); I've read bread thing about pandoc and I was hoping to use it to ...
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Is LaTeX nowadays still that superior to Word? [closed]

I've been trying to switch to LaTeX from Word (with which I have good experience) And I've been disapointed after some days of LaTeX learning and creating. I like the layout of the report class of ...
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How to convert a scientific manuscript from LaTeX to Word using Pandoc?

I have a typical scientific manuscript in a LaTeX .tex file, and I need to convert it to MS Word .doc file. The reason for having to convert to MS Word is I'm submitting the manuscript to an academic ...
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How can I convert my TeX-illiterate coworkers to LaTeX?

I've been using LaTeX consistently for about two years now and I haven't looked back to my MS Word/PowerPoint/Publisher days since. I'm working at a research institute / university spin-off where the ...
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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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Are there many cases where Pandoc fails on Word/.docx to TeX conversion of formulas/math?

How reliable is a LaTeX (XeTeX) publishing workflow which depends on Pandoc to handle submissions in .docx format from recent versions of Word? I can anticipate submissions with a fair amount of math, ...
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Is there a way to produce \cite{xx} as it is in the generated PDF file?

My thesis is written in many tex files and I would like to have it proofread. However, the proof reader is requesting the thesis in MS Word format. Although the generated PDF can easily be converted ...
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Port 'hardcoded' bibliography from Word to Latex or 'hardcode' it in Latex directly

I've got a little problem with a large Word document and the corresponding bibliography. The bibliography is 'hardcoded' (not my fault...) and I want to port the document to Latex. Downloading the ...
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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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LaTeX to Word Conversion: “Normal” Style [closed]

I'm using LaTeX to produce a PDF that is then converted to MS Word using Adobe. The main text of the Word document is showing up as the "Body Text" style. I have a script that requires the text 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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MS Word to LaTeX template conversion

I've started using LaTeX a few weeks ago and I really like it. Now... I have a bunch of MS Word templates (.dotx files) I'd like to convert to LaTeX. Each of these templates basically consists of ...
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Latex to MS word

There is tool called GrindEq for converting Latex document into MS word format, it work good if references are added using "Bibitem", but if references are inserted using "Bibtex" database, then ...
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LaTeX and Microsoft Word [duplicate]

I am in the process of writing my thesis and I want to use LaTeX for it. But my professor is using Microsoft Word for editing errors and adding ideas so if I use LaTeX, I should constantly change the ...
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MS Word font size matching visually the LaTeX default one

What is the most resembling font in terms of size and style to the default used in LaTeX? I write in MS Word first, then copy it to LaTeX – this seems to be faster for me if not dealing with graphics, ...
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Conversion between MS Office and latex [duplicate]

Is it possible to convert between Latex and MS Office word document? If So... How?
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Is font size in latex comparable to font size in word? [duplicate]

I need to hand in my master thesis soon and the guidelines state that it's highly recommended to take font size 12. However, when I use \documentclass[10pt,a4paper,fleqn]{article} \usepackage{times} ...
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MS Word or Latex for Thesis for beginner in LaTex [closed]

I am writing my thesis in MS Word but one of my friend told me about writing thesis in LaTex instead of using MS word. But I have no idea about LaTex. I just want to know is LaTex worth for learning ...
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Lyx to Word Export issue

I need to produce a RTF/DOC/ODT document from LyX for my supervisors to comment and edit. The Lyx document contains ERT, master/children docs, hyperrefs, cross-references, svg/png figures, and basic ...
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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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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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Is LaTeX the best option if you work with others? [closed]

I have some basic experience to LaTeX but I’m expert MS Word user. Usually I satisfied with Word, but when I’m not it is really annoying. Before I spend weeks for learning LaTeX I’d like to check if ...
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Converting/Re-Writing Paper in LaTeX from Word [duplicate]

I have a paper that I wrote in Word with accompanied math equations (for my undergraduate level research paper for mathematics degree) and I just am not at all familiar with LaTeX. I was wondering ...
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LaTeX equivalent of MS Word Styles

What are the LaTeX commands equivalents of MS Word Styles. I am looking for the commands for the following commonly used basic MS Word Styles: Headings (Heading 1, Heading 2, Heading 3) Lists (...
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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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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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How to know the font size and page layout from a source LaTeX file

I have a deadline to submit a manuscript to a journal for review. I have written my paper in Word 2013. However, the journal does not provide a Word template, but only a LaTeX template. I don't want ...
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Word-to-LaTeX converted table is misplaced, please help to fix the problem

I've edited a table on Word in regard of its complication (mathematic formulas, merged cells...) and I've converted it to LaTeX version with GrindEQ Math Word-to-LaTeX converter. The problem is that ...
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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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zotero.dot Word document to LaTeX? [closed]

I have a Word file that was written using zotero.dot, and has many references. I am sure all the reference numbers are stored somewhere in the .doc file as metadata. How do I export the document to ...
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Transfering References from MS-Word to LaTeX Bibliography

I have some references (not in bibliography format, but made manualy IEEE-style) that I need to transfer from Word to LaTeX. How can I achieve this? I am using IEEEtrans class. A sample code below \...
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Converting .tex to .doc - LaTeX2RTF

As the title says, I've converted an academic paper that I have in TeX that needs to be converted into Word (damn you old-school publishers!). After trying a bunch of programs, I've had the best ...
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How do I move table caption placement in pandoc-converted docx file?

I have the following table: % latex table generated in R 3.2.2 by xtable 1.7-4 package % Tue Aug 25 12:42:23 2015 \begin{table}[ht] \centering \begin{tabular}{rr} \hline & \# of Applicants \\ ...
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How to convert pdflatex to word [duplicate]

I have a tex document with math formula, figure, tikz drawings. What is the best way to convert tex to doc format. I tried with latex2rtf, pandoc, ... but nothing works. Can someone write step ...
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Make MS Word document look like it has been typeset in LaTeX

A few years back, I used to use LaTeX for writing reports and such, and I really liked the look of them. However, nowadays I am forced to use MS Word to write my reports, but that does not hinder me ...
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Need to convert Latex document to Word. Using Mathtype but equations use \newcommand terms. Will Mathype understand?

I'm trying to convert my Latex document + equations to word document and I'm using Mathtype. I've tried some of the .tex to word converts, htlatex etc and it just doesn't work and its going to be ...
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Converting Word or Excel tables to Latex

Is there a plug in or something that can convert Ms Word or Ms Excel tables exactly as they are (with borders etc) to Latex? I have used http://www.ctan.org/pkg/excel2latex but it removes the lines in ...
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converting tex to xdoc using pandoc (math formulas are not converted)

I just started using pandoc and I followed every step in this page. First of all we create a text file named test1.md.txt # Test! This is a test of *pandoc*. - list one - list two Convert it to a ...
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Converting TeX to word: linguistic text (linguex package)

I would like to collaborate with colleagues who do not use LaTeX and want a 'Track Changes' function. Therefore, I would like to convert my TeX files into Microsoft Word format. I tried grindeq and ...
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I want to convert MathML to LaTeX

I'm trying to convert my equations I make in Microsoft Office Word 2013 to LaTeX because I would like to post my equations I make in word at math.stackexchange.com. I'm able to convert it to MathML. ...
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Symbols do not copy correctly from latex pdf to ms word

I have text containing 3 symbols in pdflatex and produce pdf. It is OK. Then i copy these symbols and paste in MS word 2013 and have another symbols or from one symbols two are produced: Before ...
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BibDesk to Word via bibfuse: some coding

I have recently started working with clinical colleagues who think LaTeX is a synthetic rubber used to make examination gloves, and have been forced to work with MS Word. In my Tex setup, I use ...
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Converting tables from Word to Latex

I have a table in Microsoft office which is huge and too complicated to do it again in Latex, can I convert it to an image and then insert it in TexMaker but it is recognisable? As I tried this(by ...