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

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How to convert 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Producing doc/docx from LaTeX

Is there any way to produce doc/docx files from LaTeX?
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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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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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Converting MS Word .doc to LaTeX by command line

There are many guides to convert .doc to .tex with text editor softwares (mostly under Windows); and this popularity has made it hard to search for command-based converting methods. I am looking for ...
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Seeking review on a document with people unfamiliar with TeX

I am a great fan of TeX, LaTeX and LyX, but recently I wrote some minutes and then tried to send them off for other people to review. There was no way I could send a TeX file; no-one would know what ...
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How can I convert math-less latex documents into Microsoft Word?

Like most people here, my resume/CV is in LaTeX, but there are always these annoying companies (or more often, recruiters) who will only look at resumes in Microsoft Word format. How can I translate ...
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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 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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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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Change section fonts

I am trying to emulate MS Word 2010 functionality with LaTeX since I am fed up with word. I am using TexShop, and I have been able to set the main font to Calibri through the use of XeTeX. How do I ...
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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 ...
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Convert TeX to non-TeX and back

I wrote my thesis in LaTeX and now my advisor would like to go in and manually make changes. I had assumed he would mark up a pdf or printed document, and then hand those changes to me to make, but he ...
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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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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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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 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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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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LaTeX for beginners

My dad's an author (English books with some Arabic) and until recently has been using WordPerfect for DOS for all his writing. He's been moving to Word and hates the lack of control he has compared to ...
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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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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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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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Copying italics text from Word to LaTeX

I'm copying text from Microsoft Word and pasting it into my LaTeX editor. I've been manually replacing all instances of italics with \emph{}, but is there a way to do it faster? The process would ...
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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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TikZ externalize → pdf → eps → Word import = ☠

I have a series of TikZ figures which I need to include in Word document (conference requiring Word submissions). Allowed format as EPS and TIFF. The figures are obviously vector graphics; they are ...
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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 is the spirit of LaTeX different from writing in MS-Word? [closed]

I am learning the use of LaTeX by porting an 12-page LibreOffice Writer file to a set of pdflatex input files. The ability to separate the source in different files and later generate a single output ...
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Adding Word files to document

I am preparing a report using LaTeX and would like to add several documents saved as Word files. I have tried this before making each page a figure but I really don't like the results. Any help would ...
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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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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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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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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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Preparing a text for conversion to LaTeX: How to convert “ejective stops” in TIPA?

So I'm going to convert a lengthy document from Word to LaTeX. The document is full of glottal stops like p' t' k' (in Word format) When I passed them into a LaTeX format, the ['] symbol 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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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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How to use “LaTeX in Word”?

I need help using LaTeX in Word. This SourceForge project seems fabulous but I do not know how to use it. According to the guide, To enter an inline equation, simply move the cursor to the point ...
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Extracting Text Only from a Thesis [duplicate]

The question Extracting the contents of text in a specified environment into a new file (and answers therein) involve using the extract package to produce a LaTeX file that contains all the text ...
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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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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 use biblatex with msword

Is there some tool to use biblatex with msword? Has someone used it with Bibtex4Word?
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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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LaTeX to Word converter [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Workflow for converting LaTeX into Open Office / MS Word Format What ways can you convert a LaTeX file to a Word document? What resources/articles exist to help get ...
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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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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 ...