Getting mathematics from Microsoft Word to the Web
If you are writing your homework papers in Word, there seem to be
3 ways to get them onto the Web so that everybody (especially
Unix users) can read them.
This page is a case of the blind leading the one-eyed.
Constructive criticism will be very welcome!
- Export the document as HTML. This is the easiest to do from
the Word menus, but it has several disadvantages:
- The quality of the mathematical typesetting is poor.
- Math symbols sometimes don't show up properly in Unix
- The mathematical expressions are housed in many separate
- Produce a PDF document. (This is the best solution.)
A public domain program for Windows
that does this is PDFCreator, available at
- Or, you can use the full version of Adobe Acrobat in the TAMU open
access labs (e.g., Blocker 133). In Word, choose File -> Print.
In the dialog box, choose "Adobe Acrobat PDF" from the printer choices.
- Produce a PostScript document. For this you need to
"Install" a PostScript printer in Windows -- which does not mean
that you need to own an actual printer, just identify one for
which your Windows can locate a driver program. Then, to produce
your PS file, go to the Print menu in Word, choose that printer,
then also choose "Print to a File". In the dialog box where you
choose a file name, make sure to choose "all file types" (rather
than ".prn") and give the file the extension ".ps".