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LaTeX to text (was Re: "firing up" DocBook)



on Sat, Mar 31, 2001 at 12:38:17PM -0500, Chris Gray (cgray@tribsoft.com) wrote:
> On Sun, 25 Mar 2001, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> > What LaTeX buys is the ability to create rightly formatted ASCII
> > output including pagination, ToC, index, etc.  
> 
> Sorry to come in so late on the conversation, but how is this done?  I
> had a request to convert my resumé to text recently (I keep it as a
> TeX file, but it would be easy to change it to LaTeX).  It would have
> been nice to have known about an automated tool to do this -- I had to
> manually remove all the formatting.

Don't ask me that!

The issue of converting LaTeX to text was raised in a thread some months
back (Sept-Nov period, IIRC) regarding comparative benefits of LaTeX and
DocBook.  Frankly, I haven't used LaTeX sufficiently to know what the =>
text conversion process is.  I'd root around a LaTeX list or archive for
the solution.  If requested, I'll pull up the LaTeX v. DocBook
discussion and comments regarding this issue.

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