LaTex is my choice for creating documents or presentations. I hate using anything else

However I need to do something in Word format. For reasons beyond my control, it is the only format accepted for what I need to do. It will be a few thousand pages long and I need to cite a lot of sources and also have a bibliography. I have never really used Word to be honest.

I googled and there is apparently a plugin called Bibtex4Word. If I use this to create citations and a bibliography, can I then send the Word Doc to someone who doesn't have that plugin installed? In other words, can I process the tex and then convert it to normal Word text (If that question makes sense).

  • Maybe this helps.
    – Roland
    Oct 22, 2021 at 23:35
  • I strongly suggest you test if a good sample of your huge document in rmarkdown or bookdown format (using RStudio) produce a Word document enough good for your needs. Conversion among complex formats (e.g. LaTeX to Word or Word to LaTeX) is often a nightmare, but markdown is designed for a simple to complex conversion workflow that usually works. As bonus point, in any moment you can obtain also a HTML, LaTeX, or PDF versions at the same cost.
    – Fran
    Oct 26, 2021 at 1:23
  • Cf. this answer of mine too. I believe you will be fine using pandoc :-)
    – Clément
    Nov 23, 2021 at 20:59

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Yes it will work fine. Bibtex4word just adds text into your word document. If you send it to someone else they can view, print or edit the document as normal.

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