Re: LaTeX and output to MS-Word

Subject: Re: LaTeX and output to MS-Word
From: John Allred <john2 -at- allrednet -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2012 15:08:22 -0500

Ami,
There's an application that a few of the members of this list may
remember that meets both your criteria. Sadly, Corel Corporation gave
up on figuring out how to market it about ten years ago and ceded the
field to Adobe. Happily, though, Corel still offers version 10 for
sale, and you can run it on an IBM system in Win 2000 compatibility
mode. The software is Corel Ventura.
[1]http://www.corel.com/corel/product/index.jsp?pid=prod3430342&cid=cat
alog20038&segid=300002&storeKey=us&languageCode=en
I got to thinking of suggesting Ventura when the conversation got
around to formatting scientific notation. I don't think you were
looking for that feature, but for others who might need it, the
internal scientific notation editor is incredibly powerful.
As for conditional text, Ventura will give you power to publish
multiple versions of the same information using conditional text. It
supports conditional _elements_: text, paragraphs, styles,
tables, frames, chapters and publications.
There are terrific controls to produce very compact PDF files. I used
to do 100+ page documents with intensive graphics and produce files in
the 100-500k range.
Hope this info helps in the search.
~john allred
On 8/20/2012 7:50 PM, Ami WRIGHT wrote:

Hi All,

We're trying to find the best tool to use for a project that is just
starting. We have two primary requirements:
* robust conditional text
* ability to ship output files as both PDF and MS-Word

Currently on our list to test are Word, Open Office, and LaTeX. Does
anyone else have experience getting output to MS-Word from LaTeX source
files? Any words of advice? Anything you wish you'd known before you
started?

Or are there any other tools that we should look at that would satisfy
both of our requirements?

Thanks,
-Ami


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