Word2TeX is a converter designed in order to use with Microsoft Word and enables Microsoft Word to save documents in LaTeX format. This gives the opportunity to convert existing Microsoft Word documents to LaTeX and to create new LaTeX documents right in your mainstream word processor rather than requiring a completely separate editing environment. Using Word2TeX in conjunction with Microsoft Word, you can easily create articles, technical reports, research papers, dissertations and even entire books for such hard and not always comfortable markup-based system as LaTeX. It doesn't, in fact, require that one even learn LaTeX in order to publish LaTeX papers, and so can save students and other newcomers to scientific publishing the long climb up the LaTeX learning curve and also can help LaTeX experts to save their time. Instead of inputting LaTeX commands, you can simply use Equation Editor (or MathType) in Microsoft Word to create equations and you easily click and point to insert a picture or to make a table. Then you can convert your document into LaTeX format with the help of Word2TeX. Thus, Word2TeX leverages your investment in Microsoft Word.
Why you may need your documents to be in LaTeX format? LaTeX is a de-facto standard in scientific publishing and many scientific publishers accept papers only in LaTeX format. LaTeX documents can be published not only on the paper, but on the Web using, for instance, pdfTeX which compiles TeX/LaTeX documents to PDF. To see samples of PDF documents created with Word2TeX please see Word2TeX Samples.
Once Word2TeX installed, its operation is seamless.
Below is Word to LaTeX conversion in 3 steps:
That's all! I told you it was easy.
You'll say: "OK, what if I need some specific type of LaTeX format, for instance, REVTeX (Physical Society LaTeX)?" -- Word2TeX can be customized to create any type of LaTeX-based format!
In order to install and run Word2TeX, your computer must have:
Translates documents to LaTeX2e, LaTeX2.09, AMS-LaTeX formats. Word2TeX can be customized to produce any LaTeX-based format.
Word2TeX translates following structure and formatting aspects of Word documents:
Although we are confident that you will be impressed by Word2TeX features, we understand that you might want to try it yourself before purchasing it. Using the instructions presented here, you can download Word2TeX and try it out for 30 days, free of charge.
You will have 30 days in which to enjoy all the features of Word2TeX, but with the following restrictions: only first 7 (seven) equations will be translated for every document; only one (first) table will be translated for every document; only one (first) figure will be translated for every document.
At any time, before or after the evaluation period ends, you can purchase a valid license number by going to the Chikrii Softlab web site at www.chikrii.com, then click on "Buy Now!" under Store.
Every Word2TeX conversion sample consists of three files: source Microsoft
Word document (file with .doc extension); output LaTeX document (file with .tex
extension, or with .zip extension -- zip-archive if document contains figures); and
output LaTeX document compiled to PDF,
by pdfLaTeX compiler.
You may need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view PDF files. If you don't have Adobe Acrobat Reader click here to download and install this free product.
by Dr. Kirill A. Chikrii & Anna V. Chikrii, Chikrii SoftLab.