latex2rtf: man page


    latex2rtf  [-hlpFSV] [ -d# ] [ -M# ] [ -a auxfile ] [ -b bblfile ] [ -C
    codepage ] [ -D dots_per_inch ] [ -i language ] [ -o outputfile ] [  -P
    /path/to/cfg ] [ inputfile ]


    The  latex2rtf  command converts a LaTeX file into RTF text format. The
    text and much of the formatting information is translated to RTF.

    -a auxfile
           Used to specify a particular cross-referencing file.  When  this
           option  is  omitted,  the  auxfile  is assumed to be the same as
           inputfile with the .tex suffix replaced by .aux.

    -b bblfile
           Used to specify a particular bibliography file When this  option
           is  omitted,  the bblfile is assumed to be the same as inputfile
           with the .tex suffix replaced by .bbl.

    -C codepage
           used to specify the character set (code page) used in the  LaTeX
           document  for  non-ansi  characters.  codepage may be one of the
           following: ansinew,  applemac,  cp437,  cp437de,  cp850,  cp852,
           cp855,  cp865,  cp866, decmulti, cp1250, cp1252, koi8-r, koi8-u,
           latin1, latin2, latin3, latin4, latin5, latin9, maccyr,  macukr,
           next,  raw,  raw437, raw852, raw1250, raw1251, and raw1253.  The
           default behavior is to use ansinew (same as cp1252).  For conve-
           nience, just the numbers 437, 437de, 850, 852, 855, 866, 1250 or
           1252 may be specified.

           The raw character set  encoding  prevents  any  8-bit  character
           translation.  The RTF file is marked to use the same encoding as
           the default encoding for the program interpreting the RTF  file.
           This is particularly useful when translating a file written in a
           language (e.g., czech) that maps poorly into the ansinew  (west-
           ern european) character set.

    -d#    Write  extra  debugging  output to stderr.  Higher numbers cause
           more debugging output and  range  from  0  (only  errors)  to  6
           (absurdly  many messages). The default is 1 (Warnings and Errors

    -D dots_per_inch
           Used to specify the number of dots per inch  in  equations  that
           are  converted  to  bitmaps  and  for graphics that must be con-
           verted.  Default is 300 dpi.

    -F     use LaTeX to create bitmaps for all figures.  This may help when
           figures are not translated properly.

    -h     Print a short usage note

    -i language
           used  to  set  the  idiom or language used in the LaTeX document
           language may be one of the following afrikaans, bahasa,  basque,
           brazil,   breton,   catalan,  croatian,  czech,  danish,  dutch,
           english, esperanto, estonian, finnish, french, galician, german,
           icelandic,   irish,italian,   latin,  lsorbian,  magyar,  norsk,
           nynorsk, polish, portuges, romanian, russian,  samin,  scottish,
           serbian,  slovak,  slovene, spanish, swedish, turkish, usorbian,
           welsh.  The default is english.

    -l     Assume LaTeX source uses ISO 8859-1 (Latin-1) special characters
           (default behavior).

    -o outputfile
           Redirect  output to outputfile Unless an outputfile is specified
           with the -o option, the resulting RTF is produced in a file with
           .tex replaced by .rtf.

    -M#    where  #  selects  the  type of equation conversion.  -M3 is the
           default and converts both inline and displayed equations to RTF.
           -M6  converts inline equations to RTF and displayed equations to
           bitmaps. -M12 converts inline and displayed  equations  to  bit-
           maps.   Bitmap  conversion  requires a working latex2png script.
           Producing bitmaps is slow.

    -p     do not quote printed parentheses in  mathematical  formulas,  as
           some  versions  of  Word (e.g Word 2000) have deep psychological
           problems with EQ fields using quoted parentheses.  If Word  dis-
           plays  some  formulas  with  parentheses  as  'Error!', try this
           option.  See also the -S option.

    -P /path/to/cfg
           used to specify the  directory  that  contains  the  @code{.cfg}

    -S     Use  semicolons  to  separate  arguments in RTF fields.  This is
           needed when the machine opening the RTF file has  a  version  of
           Word  that  uses  commas  for decimal points.  This also can fix
           displaying some formulas as 'Error!'  You may also need  to  try
           the -p option.

    -V     Prints version on standard output and exits.

    -W     Emit  warnings  directly in RTF file.  Handy for catching things
           that do not get translated correctly.

    -Z#    Add # close braces to end of RTF file.  (Handy when file is  not
           converted  correctly  and  will not open in another word proces-


    The configuration files are searched first in any  directory  specified
    by  -P, then in the location specified by the environment variable RTF-
    PATH, and finally in the location CFGDIR specified when  latex2rtf  was
    compiled.   If  the  configuration  files  are not found then latex2rtf
    aborts.  The configuration files allow additional fonts  to  be  recog-
    nized,  additional  simple  commands  to be translation, and additional
    commands to be ignored.


    The input file must be a valid LaTeX file. Use LaTeX to  find  and  fix
    errors before converting with latex2rtf.

    The  configuration  files  direct.cfg  and fonts.cfg are in the correct
    directory.  You may have to change fonts.cfg or direct.cfg to suit your


    Some might consider RTF to be a bug.

    Some environments are currently ignored.

    Translation without a LaTeX generated .aux file is poor.


    Report   bugs   to   to  the  bug  tracking  system  at  http://source-  Only report bugs for the latest version
    of latex2rtf that is available.  Please identify your operating system.

    If the program produces wrong output or does not work for you,  INCLUDE
    A  SHORT  LATEX  FILE  that  demonstrates the problem.  The shorter the
    LaTeX file, the quicker your bug will get addressed.  Bug reports  with
    non-existent  LaTeX  files  are not welcomed by the developers.  Do not
    bother to send RTF files, since these are usually unhelpful.


    latex(1), rtf2LaTeX2e(1), LaTeX User's  Guide  &  Reference  Manual  by
    Leslie Lamport

    For   complete,   current   documentation,   refer  to  the  Info  file,  the  PDF  file  latex2rtf.pdf   or   the   HTML   file
    latex2rtf.html   which   are   made   from   the  TeXInfo  source  file

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