[wpmac] Re: [ANN] wp2latex, a utility for converting WordPerfect to LaTeX
- These are now in the Files section here, as wp2latex32.7z and wp2latex64.7z.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, David Derbes <loki@...> wrote:
> Aha. Well, I believe they will be there shortly.
> You will not have to build from source, courtesy of Jaroslav and Peter. I'll email 'em to John.
> Two small (well, I think small) things. First, they need to be expanded (you can use The Unarchiver, which is free.) After expansion, you will need to open up a Terminal window and issue the command "chmod 755 wp2latex" because otherwise the expanded file will not be seen as a program (the Finder thinks it's just a document at first.) Second, the program is a command line thing; you double click on it, and it opens a Terminal window and asks you for the name of the file.
> David Derbes
> U of Chicago Laboratory Schools
> On Aug 22, 2011, at 8:28 AM, em315 wrote:
> > David,
> > This is very interesting. I downloaded version 3.55b from the page you linked to - and I can't find any OS X executables inside it. I see Linux and DOS executables, but not OS X. Probably I'm simply looking in the wrong place. Or are we supposed to build it from source?
> > Thanks for any information!
> > --- In email@example.com, David Derbes <loki@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Peter and Jaroslav have had a lot of good communication (which I, cc'd on, could not remotely follow) and have now succeeded in making executables for both 32 and 64 bit Mac OS X, the former for older Macs, and the latter for more recent models. I've tried both (under Snow Leopard 10.6.8, but not yet under Lion) and they both work very well.
> > >
> > > I'm posting this to both [OS X TeX] and [firstname.lastname@example.org] in the hopes that both groups will find the utility worthwhile. It works on, I believe, all forms of WordPerfect text files, whether Mac, DOS, Windows, Linux or whatever. The executables are available at Jaroslav's web site, http://www.penguin.cz/~fojtik/wp2latex/wp2latex.htm and will be shortly at CTAN.