Asked • 06/06/19

Is there any way to convert a LaTeX document to any Microsoft Word format, while retaining the document's structure?

I'm currently working on a developer's manual to go with an application I'm making for work. I wrote a simple script to go through all of my code, and parse all of my comments into a LaTeX document, and then added some additional reference material I wrote. My work term is coming to an end soon, however, and I don't want to leave them stranded with a document they can't change or update in the future.LaTeX is certainly **not** standard-issue stuff here, we use mostly Microsoft Office products. My LaTeX document makes *extensive* use of in-document links to other sections (mainly with the `hyperref` package), so I'm trying my best to not have to rewrite the entire document. This is why I would prefer to keep the *structure* of the document over the appearance (I can change appearance later, I just want to keep all of my crosslinks).Is there any kind of application which can parse my TeX source, and convert it into an equivalent Microsoft Word document (any version is acceptable)? Obviously, free/open source software would be preferred, but I'm willing to at least consider other paid alternatives. Also, note that I don't have administrative privileges on this machine, so a portable solution would also be preferred.Again, I'd really like to retain all of the cross-references and links to other document sections. I'd prefer to keep the document structure over it's appearance.---**If anyone at any time has another solution (either another alternative, or a better method), please post it as an answer and it will be considered. Thank you.**

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Jeffrey D. answered • 01/10/20

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