latex2rtf(1)                General Commands Manual               latex2rtf(1)

       latex2rtf - Convert a LaTeX file to an RTF file

       latex2rtf [-hlSV] [ -d# ] [ -M# ] [ -a auxfile ] [ -b bblfile ] [ -C
       codepage ] [ -D dots_per_inch ] [ -i language ] [ -o outputfile ] [ -P
       /path/to/cfg ] [ inputfile ]

       The latex2rtf command converts a LaTeX file into RTF text format. The
       text and much of the formatting information is translated to RTF.

       -a auxfile
              Used to specify a particular cross-referencing file.  When this
              option is omitted, the auxfile is assumed to be the same as
              inputfile with the .tex suffix replaced by .aux.

       -b bblfile
              Used to specify a particular bibliography file When this option
              is omitted, the bblfile is assumed to be the same as inputfile
              with the .tex suffix replaced by .bbl.

       -C codepage
              used to specify the character set (code page) used in the LaTeX
              document for non-ansi characters.  codepage may be one of the
              following: ansinew, applemac, cp437, cp437de, cp850, cp852,
              cp865, decmulti, cp1250, cp1252, latin1, latin2, latin3, latin4,
              latin5, latin9, and next.  The default behavior is to use
              ansinew (same as cp1252).

       -d#    Write extra debugging output to stderr.  Higher numbers cause
              more debugging output and range from 0 (only errors) to 6
              (absurdly many messages). The default is 1 (Warnings and Errors

       -D dots_per_inch
              Used to specify the number of dots per inch in equations that
              are converted to bitmaps and for graphics that must be
              converted.  Default is 300 dpi.

       -h     Print a short usage note

       -i language
              used to set the idiom or language used in the LaTeX document
              language may be one of the following afrikaans, german, nynorsk,
              spanish, bahasa, dutch, icelandic, polish, swedish, basque,
              english, portuges, turkish, brazil, esperanto, irish, romanian,
              usorbian, breton, estonian, italian, samin, welsh, catalan,
              finnish, latin, scottish, croatian, lsorbian, serbian, czech,
              french, magyar, slovak, danish, galician, norsk, slovene.  The
              default is english.

       -l     Assume LaTeX source uses ISO 8859-1 (Latin-1) special characters
              (default behavior).

       -o outputfile
              Redirect output to outputfile Unless an outputfile is specified
              with the -o option, the resulting RTF is produced in a file with
              .tex replaced by .rtf.

       -M#    where # selects the type of equation conversion.  -M3 is the
              default and converts both inline and displayed equations to RTF.
              -M6 converts inline equations to RTF and displayed equations to
              bitmaps. -M12 converts inline and displayed equations to
              bitmaps.  Bitmap conversion requires a working latex2png script.
              Producing bitmaps is slow.

       -P /path/to/cfg
              used to specify the directory that contains the @code{.cfg}

       -S     Use semicolons to separate arguments in RTF fields.  This is
              needed when the machine opening the RTF file has a version of
              Word that uses commas for decimal points.

       -V     Prints version on standard output and exits.

       -W     Emit warnings directly in RTF file.  Handy for catching things
              that do not get translated correctly.

       -Z#    Add # close braces to end of RTF file.  (Handy when file is not
              converted correctly and will not open in another word

       The configuration files are searched first in any directory specified
       by -P, then in the location specified by the environment variable
       RTFPATH, and finally in the location LIBDIR specified when latex2rtf
       was compiled.  If the configuration files are not found then latex2rtf
       aborts.  The configuration files allow additional fonts to be
       recognized, additional simple commands to be translation, and
       additional commands to be ignored.

       The input file should be a correct LaTeX file. Use LaTeX to find and
       fix errors before using latex2rtf.

       The configuration files direct.cfg and fonts.cfg are in the correct
       directory.  You may have to change fonts.cfg or direct.cfg to suit your

       Some might consider RTF to be a bug.

       Some environments are currently ignored.

       Translation without a LaTeX generated .aux file is poor.

       Table conversion is particularly poor at the moment.

       Report bugs to to the bug tracking system at  Only report bugs for the
       latest version of latex2rtf that is available.  Please identify your
       operating system.

       If the program produces wrong output or does not work for you, include
       a short LaTeX file along with a description of the problem.  The
       shorter the LaTeX file, the quicker your bug will get addressed.  Do
       not bother to send RTF files, since these are usually unhelpful.

       rtf2LaTeX(1), LaTeX User's Guide & Reference Manual by Leslie Lamport

       For complete, current documentation, refer to the Info file, the PDF file latex2rtf.pdf or the HTML file
       latex2rtf.html which are made from the TeXInfo source file