Similar questions have been asked before, such as Word 2003 to LaTeX converter and How to write in .doc/.odf/.rtf and convert to .tex?. I have a minor specification on them:
I would like the highlights from word/rtf to be preserved. So far I've seen that rtf2latex2e does not do this, writer2latex14 allows it via OpenOffice format, but this seems to create a lot of problems in my documents due to multiple non-latin alphabet special characters in use (e.g. greek, cyrillic, icelandic). The workaround via AbiWord made the document also unreadable, and again difficult to compile with fidelity.
Are there any other options that could possibly do this, that I could try? Ideally I would like to keep as few features as possible (bold, italic, underline, h1, h2, h3, highlight, maybe hyperlink) so as to keep the latex files humanly readable. Perhaps there are some converters which allow you to select exactly the features that you'd need preserved? Thanks!