RE: LaTeX and MS-Word: Finding Common Ground

Subject: RE: LaTeX and MS-Word: Finding Common Ground
From: "Jennifer Freeman" <basilisk -at- acm -dot- org>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 11:28:12 -0500

This might work if the documents were _extremely_ simple. The problem is
that HTML just doesn't support the level of formatting usually needed for a
scientific paper.
Everytime I've tried to convert a scientific-type paper (created in either
LaTeX or Word) into HTML, everything is screwed up. The mathematical
formulas are particularly tricky; saving to HTML in Word just converts the
formulas to GIFS and doesn't even try to describe them using HTML.
-Jennifer Freeman
basilisk -at- acm -dot- org

> -----Original Message-----
> Hi Michael,
> I'm not familiar with LaTeX (other than having a general idea of
> how it works),
> but I immediately thought of HTML as the bridge between Word and
> LaTeX.
> Each person can work in their own
> environment
> and convert the docs -- the docs can then be merged using any
> HTML tool and
> converted to PDF, Word, whatever. LaTeX gurus -- is a feasible solution?
> Chantel

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