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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?

David S. Jackson                        dsj at dsj.net
If God had wanted us to be concerned for the plight
of the toads, he would have made them cute and furry.
		-- Dave Barry

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