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Frequently Asked Questions

  Questions on Word2TeX
      General questions
            Does Word2TeX run on Macintosh computers? Does Word2TeX run on Linux/UNIX?
            Is it possible to convert LaTeX to Word with Word2TeX?
            What I am supposed to do with .tex files to view/print them?
      Installing/Uninstalling
            After installing Word2TeX there's no "TeX" option in "File...|Save As...", why?
      Figure conversion
            Some figures in document can't be converted by Word2TeX. Why?
            I use Word2TeX on Windows NT 4.0. Figures didn't converted at all via PostScript printer... Why?
      Equation conversion
            Does Word2TeX translates MathType equations?
      PDF
            Is the PDF file supposed to be created at the same time when I do the "File...|Save As..."?
  Questions on TeX2Word
      General questions
            Does TeX2Word run on Macintosh computers? Does TeX2Word run on Linux/UNIX?
            Is it possible to convert Word to LaTeX with TeX2Word?
      Installing/Uninstalling
            After installing TeX2Word there's no "TeX" option in "File...|Open...", why?
      Equation conversion
            Why I'm getting "[EQUATION]" text in place of every equation?

Questions on Word2TeX

General questions

Does Word2TeX run on Macintosh computers? Does Word2TeX run on Linux/UNIX?

No. Word2TeX runs only on Microsoft Windows 95,98,Me,NT,2000,XP,Vista and 7.

Is it possible to convert LaTeX to Word with Word2TeX?

No. But TeX2Word will do this job.

What I am supposed to do with .tex files to view/print them?

LaTeX will compile them, we would recommend MikTeX, since it's freeware and has documentation.

Installing/Uninstalling

After installing Word2TeX there's no "TeX" option in File|Save As..., why?

Word2TeX program folder contains files word2tex.cnv, word2tex.wll. Then copy word2tex.cnv to Text Converters folder (usually Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\TEXTCONV) and word2tex.wll to Start Up folder (usually \STARTUP).
After doing this you'll have to open any text file (non-native Word doc) in Word and "TeX" option will appear in File|Save As... dialog box.

Figure conversion

Some figures in document can't be converted by Word2TeX. Why?

Word2TeX can't convert Word drawings (Shapes), so you should convert them to figures first.
In your Word document click on that Shape so that all the Shape will be selected;
copy it to clipboard (Ctrl-Ins or Edit|Copy);
open WordPad application that is supplied with Windows (Programs|Accessories|WordPad);
paste picture from clipboard (Edit|Paste or Shift-Ins);
select it and copy to clipboard from WordPad;
return back to Word and paste it.

I use Word2TeX on Windows NT 4.0. Figures didn't converted at all when I do figure conversion via PostScript printer... Why?

In Windows NT 4.0, Microsoft supply PSCRIPT.DLL PostScript printer driver, which does not write EPS files. Starting with version 3.0, Word2TeX translates PS to EPS automatically in most cases.

Equation conversion

Does Word2TeX translates MathType equations?

Yes, Word2TeX can convert Design Science MathType equations. Moreover it can convert equations created by any of existing MathType versions. Since MathType is the most popular tool for writing equations Word2TeX will be improved to support future versions of MathType when they will be released.

PDF

I have downloaded your sample Word file and converted it to LaTeX... Is the PDF file supposed to be created at the same time when I do the File|Save As... or is there another step I must take?

Word2TeX converts documents to LaTeX. If you want translate your LaTeX documents to PDF you should use pdfLaTeX or dvipdf freeware tools.

Questions on TeX2Word

General questions

Does TeX2Word run on Macintosh computers? Does TeX2Word run on Linux/UNIX?

No. TeX2Word runs only on Microsoft Windows 95,98,Me,NT,2000,XP,Vista and 7.

Is it possible to convert Word to LaTeX with TeX2Word?

No. But Word2TeX will do this job.

Installing/Uninstalling

After installing TeX2Word there's no "TeX" option in File|Open..., why?

TeX2Word program folder contains file tex2word.cnv. Copy tex2word.cnv to Text Converters folder (usually Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\TEXTCONV).
After doing this you'll have to open any text file (non-native Word doc) in Word and "TeX" option will appear in File|Open... dialog box.

Equation conversion

I converted LaTeX document to Word with TeX2Word, but I got [EQUATION] text in place of every equation. Why?

You had choosen TeX2Word to convert equations to Design Science MathType format. You need to install MathType. It is enough to have MathType in Lite mode for TeX2Word to display equations correctly.

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