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This pages provides a way to convert a Microsoft Word document to LyX format.
In order to inspect the content and structure of a Word document, it may be best to use Word tools. After all the document author meant the structure of his/her document in the MSWord interface, so let's keep the LyX WYSIWYM philosophy and we might be able to get more details about the document content for a better conversion.
You will find here a MSWord macro that builds a LyX 1.3 document from a Word document (LyX 1.5 reads it of course perfectly).
It is very helpful either when you are used to Word and want to quickly start a document and later on convert it to a LyX or when you need to integrate parts of a document on which you do not have the control and that comes in the Word format
This has been built in MSWord2000 and successfully ported to MSWord2007.
It is able to deal with the following document items:
It transforms tables and keeps column relative width in order to fill the page width
Note that it does not support Math formulas
The Macro is embedded in a .dot file. Just open the template file and you will get access to the commands.
The macro does not ask for any input and therefore produces a rather restricted output document (but its code is rather simple to tune to you needs)
It will heavily manipulate your document and
Make sure you have a copy of your document before proceeding: this is beta, though behaving very well.