[ILUG] LaTeX to .doc
paul at clubi.ie
Sun Aug 28 14:13:21 IST 2005
On Thu, 25 Aug 2005, Brian Foster wrote:
> one technique I once tried is to generate page _images_ (cannot
> recall the chain of conversions nor the ultimate format), and embed
> the images, one per page, _as_ the pages in the M$-Worthless; all
> done on Linux. but when I tried to read the (huge!) result on
> M$-Windross (using M$-Worthless), it crashed. blue screen total
> system upchuck. <<<laughs manically>>>
Just curious, but given how easy it is to generate PDF's, why is
there such a need to be able to generate word docs?
Word has to be about the worst format out there. Rife with
incompabilities, bloated, so hacked to bits that not even Microsoft
know all the details (Caolan ended up /telling/ them how their
formats worked, they referred to his writeups and Wv on some MS
techdoc site iirc).
Really, *why* would anyone want to use Word?
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