I have the following configuration file in my LaTeX source:

% !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode


After generating the PDF file, I tried to convert it to Microsoft Word (.doc) format in several sites, but the one closest to the expected result was:


By doing the conversion of PDF format to doc, the final result was as follows:

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Accents are not converted correctly, please correct me if I'm wrong, I believe the error of conversion was because of the utf-8 encoding that I used on my source file in latex.

Therefore, is there any package in LaTeX that facilitates the conversion of pdf file generated from LaTeX source for doc format without disturbing accent?

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    That looks like a fault in the convertor but you could try \usepackage[LY1]{fontenc} which is closer to latin1 than the T1 encoding. (The input encoding has no affect on the output pdf) Jan 11, 2016 at 19:39
  • Hello @David Carlisle, thank you so much for your help, I tested here, but still not working :( Jan 12, 2016 at 3:25
  • You don't show the input which produces the problematic output. How are you converting the PDF to DOC? Generally, people convert TEX to DOC, perhaps using ODT or XML as an intermediate stage.
    – cfr
    Jun 27, 2018 at 0:08
  • You will loose all document structure (sections, tables, footnotes, math) when you convert PDF to DOC, wrong characters are just top of an iceberg. As @cfr said, use convertor which can produce usable file directly. For example tex4ht can produce an ODT file using make4ht -f odt filename.tex. The ODT file can be then converted to Word by LibreOffice.
    – michal.h21
    Jun 27, 2018 at 7:01
  • @michal.h21 That's how I've always done it, too. At least, that's how I've done it successfully. Converting the other way is messier, I find. Much messier.
    – cfr
    Jun 28, 2018 at 0:28

1 Answer 1


Maybe you could try these packages:

\usepackage{cmap}               % Mapear caracteres especiais no PDF
\usepackage{lmodern}            % Usa a fonte Latin Modern          
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}        % Selecao de codigos de fonte.

And also overleaf.

Sorry, I'm late.

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