# Pandoc: Convert tex to word document with in-document bibliography

In a tex document I used bibliography as follows in the end of document. Now, when I convert the tex to docx using Pandoc, the output file doesn't contain the citations (However it lists the references).

I know I could use --bibliography=x.bib option if I had used a separated file for my bibliographies.

How can I have the citations in this situation?

\begin{thebibliography}{1}

\bibitem{becker} Tilman Becker, HyTag: A new type of TAGs for hybrid syntactic representation of free word order languages. Phd thesis, University of Saarlandes. 1994.

\end{thebibliography}

• pandoc doesn't really support all LaTeX constructs, in fact it supports only really basic subset. for this task you should use converter with full LaTeX support, like tex4ht (it can convert files to ODT format, which can be converted to docx using LibreOffice). BTW, we need a full example, including the preamble. – michal.h21 Oct 31 '15 at 9:57
• You could use another tool, but if you know Lua you could also write your own Pandoc reader and maybe also modify default ODT/DOCX writer. If you need to convert ODT to DOCX, you can use unoconv utility from command line, which uses LibreOffice for conversion, but without need for using GUI. – Rafal Oct 31 '15 at 10:04
• @Ahmad Pandoc is more than suitable for converting .tex files with citations into .docx, but the prerequisite is that the bibliography is stored in an external file. You can also use inline references, but they need to be in a YAML reference block style, but it makes the .tex file unuseable. See the documentation for details. If you have multiple references, you are better off to manage them in a separate file. – blue_tiger300 Oct 31 '15 at 18:23