word2x 1 "1st April 1997" "Duncan Simpson" "LOCAL COMMANDS"
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word2x - convert word 6 documents to another format
[-Vhvq] [-w width] [-f format] [-d date-style] files...
is a program that attempts to produce a component, if not perfect
rendition of a word 6 document. It guesses rather a lot from context
and can make mistakes. Pictures are not supported and will not
appear. There is very limited maths support in LaTeX mode, mainly due
to lack of samples of mathematics. (I probably should have done this
using TeX catcode and macro magic, instead of writing special code).
Input files must be seekable and therefore stdin is not allowed. The
files argument is of the form
input file, output file, input file, output file
etc. - may be used for stdout in the output file. If the output file
is not sepcified a named is generated by adding on an appropiate
suffix in place of .DOC (or .doc). Both .DOC and .doc are added
automatically if the file name specified can not be found.
As a special exception to the above any file ending on .doc or .DOC is
assumed to be an input file. This allows one to type
word2x -f latex *.DOC,
print version on stderr and exit.
show synopsis, output and date formats supported.
be (moderately) verbose
supress non-error messages (this is the default).
set the maximum width of a line in the output
set the date format. Currently the formats supported are
uk, british, us.
22nd April, 1997,
for example and US style dates
April 22nd, 1997.
is a synonym for
The default is
Set the output format. Currently
are supported. The LaTeX output requires the AMS LaTeX package and
LaTeX 2e. It should be reasonably easy to add another format, however
some formats do a large amount of context guesswork, for example the
LaTeX format (esp. in the paragraph handling code).
is the default.
One argument does not produce output on stdout
The reader sometimes generates error messages when it is confused.
The equation support is limited to only fractions at present.
The program appears to understand a lot more than it really does.
Pictures are silently disguared.
Fast save files are not supported.
The conversion is not perfect and needs manual cleaning up.
Non-word files silently produce empty output in most cases.
Equations are not supported in text output.
If the cues the program recognised LaTeX mode does little more than
produce LaTeX format tables and plain text output.
word2x is (C) Duncan Simpson 1997 and may be distributed under the GPL
version 2, or any later version at your option. I would appreciate
patches and information emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org