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rtf2latex2e(June 28, 2012)			    rtf2latex2e(June 28, 2012)

NAME
       rtf2latex2e - convert RTF file to LaTeX format

SYNOPSIS
       rtf2latex2e [options ...] file.tex

DESCRIPTION
       rtf2latex2e  converts  a	 text file in rich text	format (RTF) to	a text
       file in LaTeX format.  Text styles,  symbols,  equations,  tables,  and
       footnotes  are  handled.	 rtf2latex2e also extracts and saves any image
       files found inside the RTF file.	 The resulting LaTeX file and included
       images  can be typeset using LaTeX but, of course, image	formats	unsup-
       ported by LaTeX will need to be converted to an image with a  supported
       format.	As of version 2.1 a bash script	unoconv	is used	to convert Ap-
       ple PICT	and Microsoft WMF and EMF files	 to  PDF  format  using	 Open-
       Office/LibreOffice.   JPEG and PNG image	formats	are not	converted, but
       just emitted as files and included in the LaTeX document.  The  general
       idea  is	to allow the converted document	to be processed	with pdflatex.
       pict2pdf	is used	to convert Apple PICT to PDF files if it is present.

OPTIONS
       -b     Single option that chooses options that for the best  match  be-
	      tween  LaTeX  and	 RTF formatting.  (This	fidelity is at the ex-
	      pense of readability and often the RTF makes  poor  choices  for
	      indentation  and line spacing that are automatically provided by
	      LaTeX.)  This option is equivalent to '-e	1 -p 63	-t 7 -T	3'

       -D     Create a new directory named 'file-latex'	and save the converted
	      LaTeX and	extracted images inside.

       -e #   Manage equation conversion.  Multiple options (see below)	can be
	      combined by adding individual options together. For example,  if
	      you would	like both the equations	that have been translated into
	      TeX as well as the images	of the equations  (because  you	 don't
	      trust  rtf2latex2e ) then	you might use '-e 3' so	that you could
	      see both in the typeset LaTeX file.

       -e 1   Convert MathType equations (which	includes basic	Word  Equation
	      Editor equations)	to LaTeX

       -e 2   Include  image of	Math Type equations (which includes basic Word
	      Equation Editor equations) in the	LaTeX file

       -e 4   Retain the intermediate .eqn files extracted for each  equation.
	      This is primarily	useful as a debugging tool.

       -e 8   Insert  the  name	 of  the  .eqn file into the text of the LaTeX
	      file.  Obviously this is most useful when	the previous option is
	      selected as well.

       -f     Create a fractional LaTeX	document.  The LaTeX preamble is omit-
	      ted  and	the  resulting	file  can  be  processed  using	  \in-
	      clude{file.tex} in another document.

       -h     Help!

       -n     Option  to  produce  a  'natural'	LaTeX document that is easy to
	      edit.  This option discards a lot	of paragraph mark-up and futz-
	      ing  with	 line  spacing.	 Consequently the typeset results will
	      probably look less like the original RTF file,  but  isn't  that
	      why  you	converted the file in the first	place?	This option is
	      equivalent to '-e	1 -p 33	-t 12 -T 0'

       -p #   Manage paragraph conversion.  The	number is additive so  if  you
	      want to preserve only indenting and line spacing then use	-p 6

       -p 1   Conversion  of  basic  paragraph formatting to LaTeX structures.
	      For example, enable mapping of 'heading 1' style to '\section{}'

       -p 2   Retain paragraph indention of RTF	document.

       -p 4   Retain spacing between paragraphs	as in RTF document.

       -p 8   Retain paragraph line spacing of RTF document.

       -p 16  Retain margins used in RTF document.

       -p 32  Retain paragraph alignment (e.g.,	justified, left, right)	in RTF
	      document.

       -P path
	      path to support files (See FILES below).	The directory that the
	      files were originally installed is shown at the end of the  help
	      text from	@code{rtf2latex2e -h}

       -t #   Manage  text  conversion.	  Combine  options  by adding them to-
	      gether.  Why isn't there a way to	retain the actual fonts	(e.g.,
	      Helvetica)?  Because that	is hard.

       -t 1   Retain text size of RTF document.

       -t 2   Retain text colors in RTF	document.

       -t 4   Retain text formatting (bold, italic) of RTF document.

       -t 8   Replace tabs with	spaces (because	tabs are useless in LaTeX).

       -T #   Manage  table  conversion.   Table conversion kind of works, but
	      the impedance mismatch between the way that RTF  handles	tables
	      and LaTeX	does them is horrific.	Often it is

       -T 1   keep column widths

       -T 2   keep column alignment

FILES
       There  are a bunch of other files used by rtf2latex2e These are usually
       located in /usr/local/share/rtf2latex2e but  may	 have  been  installed
       elsewhere  by your packaging system.  The files most amenable to	tweak-
       ing by humans are
	   latex-encoding   file used to map symbols to	LaTeX commands
	   r2l-head	    LaTeX commands inserted in every LaTeX preamble
	   r2l-map	    mapping between RTF	styles and LaTeX commands
	   r2l-pref	    default preferences	for rtf2latex2e
       The other files consist of tables to facilitate conversion of RTF  com-
       mands and symbols.

EXAMPLE
       rtf2latex2e foo		    convert foo.rtf to foo.tex
       rtf2latex2e -n foo	    minimal excess mark-up
       rtf2latex2e -e 15 foo	    help identify failed equation conversion
       rtf2latex2e foo-eqn003.eqn   debug third	equation (after	above command)
       rtf2latex2e -D foo	    put	foo.tex	and images in foo-latex
       rtf2latex2e foo.rtfd	    convert and	put result in foo-latex

BUGS
       Some  might  consider  RTF to be	a bug.	Markup for table conversion is
       still convoluted.  Good free utilities  for  converting	PICT  and  EMF
       files to	EPS or PDF are not readily available for all platforms.

AVAILABILITY
       rtf2latex2e  is GPL licensed (version 2)	and available from SourceForge
       at http://rtf2latex2e.sourceforge.net

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