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latex2rtf(1)						      General Commands Manual						      latex2rtf(1)

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 input- file 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 fol- lowing: 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 lan- guage (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. -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. Bit- map 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. -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 com- mands 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 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, the PDF file latex2rtf.pdf or the HTML file latex2rtf.html which are made from the TeXInfo source file latex2rtf.texi. latex2rtf(1)
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