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[ale] Non-Microsoft Document formats



On Mon, Mar 18, 2002 at 11:22:32PM -0500 Michael Golden <naugrimk at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> 	I am about to turn in an assignment to one of my teachers in plain text
> formatting. I think she might want it however in a format that it is
> double-spaced, etc. If this is the case and for future reference if that
> is a requirement, I was wondering what suggestions people have on
> non-microsoft formats I could use and still maintain this type of
> control over formatting and allow them to read the documents. I would
> prefer not to support Microsoft standards but I can't go around causing
> problems for my teachers either. Any ideas?

You know, latex and dvi2tty seems to work okay.  dvi2tty goofs up
some characters sometimes, like ~ and \verb+stuff+ or whatever,
but I know what to look for now and can correct by hand.  dvi2tty
outputs nice text format.  I use it to submit to my publisher,
and latex2html or dvi2pdf when I need to use formatting.

Perhaps the best solution is to use sgml/jade, then you can
output to just about anything on earth!  :-)

I have never found anything that converts latex to rtf
adequately.  Anyone else like anything that's reliable?

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