This page lists converters to and from LaTeX, as of May 6, 2021
This list is not complete. Some older converters, which are still available on the
internet but have rather limited capabilities, e.g. only support the older
word .doc format, are not listed.
The list also contains no recommendations.
To LaTeX from:
Tr2latex, assists in the translation of a
troff document into LaTeX 2.09 format. It recognises most
-man macros, plus most
eqn and some
tbl preprocessor commands. Anything fancier needs to be
done by hand. Two style files are provided. There is also a man page
(which converts very well to LaTeX…).
Tr2latex is an enhanced version of the earlier
troff-to-latex (which is no longer available).
wp2latex is actively maintained, and is
available either for Windows or for Unix systems.
Open source, GPLv2. Latest version: 3.96 (2021-04-27)
rtf2latex2e, by Ujwal Sathyam and Scott Prahl.
Open source, GPL. Latest version: 2.2.3 (2016-09-17)
It will only convert rtf as saved from Word 2010 and earlier. Rtf saved from the newer versions of Word contains tags which cause rtf2latex2e to segfault. Development of it seems to have stalled.
requires: OpenOffice or LibreOffice, and Java.
Open source, LGPL. Latest versions: stable 1.6.1 (2018-10-19), snapshot 1.9.3 alpha (2018-10-19)
Open source BSD 2-Clause “Simplified” License. Latest version: 1.6 - 2021-01-25
requires: Java 1.7 up to 1.14
wordtolatex http://www.wordtolatex.com/ (commercial)
word2latex https://www.word2latex.net/ (commercial)
Word-to-Latex https://www.grindeq.com (commercial)
docx2latex https://www.docx2latex.com/ (commercial)
word2tex https://www.chikrii.com/products/word2tex/ (commercial)
Excel2Latex converts an
Excel file into a LaTeX
environment; it comes as a
xla file which defines some
to produce output in a new format.
LaTeX Project Public License, version 1.3 or later. Latest version: 3.5.0 (2017-07-15)
Also online conversion: http://excel2latex.com/
runoff: Peter Vanroose’s
conversion program is written in VMS Pascal.
The sources are distributed with a VAX executable.
tibformats. The collection includes a shell script converter from BibTeX to
referformat as well. The collection is not maintained.
From LaTeX to:
Convert LaTeX to
OpenOffice format, using the
oolatex; open the result in
LibreOfficeand “save as” a MS-Word document.
LibreOffice themselves are not on CTAN;
see http://www.openoffice.org/ or
linux systems offer it as a ready-to-install bundle.)
Convert LaTeX to
Open source, GPL. Latest version: 2016-03-22 (development stalled)
Open source, Creative Commons 0: “No Rights Reserved” (GPL compatible). Latest version: 0.8.5 (2020-11-17)
tex2word https://www.chikrii.com/products/tex2word/ (commercial)
LaTeX-to-Word https://www.grindeq.com (commercial)
Convert LaTeX via PDF:
Acrobat Reader (version 5.0 and later)
PDF Exchange Editor will output rather feeble files that
Word can read.
Convert LaTeX to
Converters supporting multiple formats
Open source, GPL. Latest version: 2.13 (2021-03-21)
Pandoc can convert between numerous markup and word processing formats, including, but not limited to, various flavors of Markdown, HTML, LaTeX and Word docx. Pandoc can also produce PDF output.
Pandoc’s enhanced version of Markdown includes syntax for tables, definition lists, metadata blocks, footnotes, citations, math (only the new Office Math, not equation editor/MathType), and much more - but no pictures.
A group at Ohio State University (USA) is working on a common document format based on SGML, with the ambition that any format could be translated to or from this one.
FrameMaker provides “import filters” to aid translation from alien formats
(presumably including TeX) to
ALso see http://webhome.cs.uvic.ca/~nigelh/fm2latex.html (latest update 2015)
and http://www.cs.stir.ac.uk/~kjt/software/framemaker/#la_mml (latest update 2019)
FAQ ID: Q-fmtconv