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 latex2rtf(1)                                                   latex2rtf(1)




 NAME
      latex2rtf - Convert a LaTeX file to an RTF file

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

 DESCRIPTION
      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
           convenience, 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 (western
           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
           only).

      -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 converted.
           Default is 300 dpi.




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      -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 bitmaps.
           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
           displays 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} files

      -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.





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

 CONFIGURATION FILES
      The configuration files are searched first in any directory specified
      by -P, then in the location specified by the environment variable
      RTFPATH, 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
      recognized, additional simple commands to be translation, and
      additional commands to be ignored.

 CAUTION
      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 needs.

 BUGS
      Some might consider RTF to be a bug.

      Some environments are currently ignored.

      Translation without a LaTeX generated .aux file is poor.

 REPORTING BUGS
      Report bugs to to the bug tracking system at
      http://sourceforge.net/projects/latex2rtf/. 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.

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

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






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