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- Reading Microsoft Word documents in a Unix environment
- Printing PostScript files (*.ps) from your PC
- Creating Adobe Acrobat PDF files (*.pdf) in Microsoft Word
- Creating Postscript (*.ps) files from Microsoft Word and other PC documents
- Writing out mathematical equations in Microsoft Word
- Working with different file types; evaluating email attachments
- Formatting LaTeX documents in Unix for use with Word on the PC
If the Word document is an attachment to your email, save the attachment in your directory
Run the following command to convert the Word file to html:
wvHtml filename.doc > output.html
For example, if the Microsoft Word file is called "Update.doc" and you want to create an HTML file called "Update.html", use the following command:
wvHtml Update.doc > Update.html
Then, open Netscape and click on the following:
select your html file, e.g. "Update.html"
There are two ways to print postscript documents from your PC:
1. Use xterm software such as Exceed, PC-Xware, or X-32win to access your CIMS account (rather than telnet). Using xterm software, you can use the standard Unix commands e.g. "lpr" to print your postscript files to the printer of your choice.
2. Use FTP to copy the postscript file to your PC and then use Adobe Acrobat's Distiller software to convert a postscript file to an Acrobat (PDF) file as follows:
<select the postscript file>
Then select the name and directory for the PDF version.
Open the new PDF file in Adobe Acrobat and print it from Adobe Acrobat.
Select the Acrobat PDF Writer for the printer
Select the directory and file name to save the PDF file
Note: Please send email to comment to request information on Adobe Acrobat PDF drivers and software.
Select Acrobat Distiller for the printer
The file will open in Adobe Acrobat
Select the directory and file name to save the PS file
Note: To print a PostScript file from a PC: use FTP to copy the file to your Unix directory. Then use Telnet or xterm software to open your Unix account and print the postscript file in the standard way.
open the document
Select Microsoft Equation 3.0
Click on float over text and click OK
You will see a toolbar floating over the text with the mathematical symbols and an open dashed box to work with the equation.
Note: Please send email to comment to request an installation of Microsoft Equation 3.0 if it is not already on your system or to have MathType 5.0 installed on your PC. MathType can be used with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
LaTeX documents in Unix can be modified so that Word can read them. These translations are not great, but will give you a good sense of what is in the document to work further:
To create a text file from a LaTeX file:
detex [input file] > [output file]
To create an RTF file (rich text format) file from a LaTeX file:
ltx2rtf [input file] > [output file]