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Re: Mathematica to Word

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  • Subject: [mg46789] Re: Mathematica to Word
  • From: Mike <m.HoneychurcNOSPAMh at>
  • Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2004 04:10:24 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: University of Queensland
  • References: <c241pc$2h8$> <c26g2l$e08$> <c29910$57m$>
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The other possibility if all you have is text is to go to word via acrobat
(if you have acrobat reader).

Print to PDF then convert the PDF to RTF. In word you can convert the RTF to

This only works for plain text. If you have inline equations or other stuff
they will not be transferred to the RTF file.


On 5/3/04 5:08 PM, in article c29910$57m$1 at,
"stevebg at" <stevebg at> wrote:

> Thanks for the reply. I need the data in text format for further
> processing. When you output text as HTML and read that into Word, it
> comes in as a series of pictures. Another answer, not posted here, was
> to convert the selected output to text (alt-7) and then do Cell >
> Convert To > Input form. This does it nicely, with asterisks
> separating the fields in each line. Word macros can do the rest. (I
> think that subscripts and other nonstandard characters must be removed
> from the Mathematica output to do this.)
> Steve Gray
> On Thu, 4 Mar 2004 05:50:13 +0000 (UTC), Jens-Peer Kuska
> <kuska at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> save it as HTML and read the HTML into Word.
>> Regards
>>  Jens
>> stevebg at wrote:
>>>         This must have been asked 1000 times, but I haven't seen the
>>> answer. I have a large but ordinary-looking file of Mathematica text output
>>> on
>>> the screen with no special characters, unusual formatting, lines, or
>>> colors, Just plain text. I want to get this data, just as it looks,
>>> into MS Word for further processing. When I convert the Mathematica output
>>> to
>>> text or do anything else I can think of, I get a very complex format
>>> in Word, which would take a complicated macro to undo. There must be a
>>> simple way to get real, plain text with no mysterious codes, etc., in
>>> the Mathematica output file.
>>>         Thanks for any help.
>>> Steve Gray

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