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troff2rtf - convert troff documents to Rich Text Format
troff2rtf [ -mxx ] [ -S charset
] [ file ... ]
troff2rtf processes documents written to be formatted with
troff (or nroff, or any of the other *roff
variants) and converts them to Rich Text Format. RTF is a reasonably
portable interchange standard; files in RTF format can be read
by a variety of applications, e.g., Microsoft Word, WordPerfect
(Macintosh version 2.0 and up), WriteNow.
The main use for troff2rtf is to make it easier to transport
troff documents for use with microcomputers. First, convert
your document to RTF:
% troff2rtf [options] file > file.rtf
The available options are described below. The one you'll most
likely use is -mxx to specify a macro package like
-me or -ms. If the document contains tables, the
conversion can be done like this instead:
% tblcvt file | troff2rtf [options]
Then move the RTF file to your target machine and read it into
your document processor.
Optional flags may be given to modify the operation of troff2rtf,
Specify macro package, usually -man, -me, -mm,
Specify the RTF character set. charset can be one of the following:
ansi mac pc pca.
The default is the Macintosh character set. For documents that
you intend to use under Windows, -S ansi is a
Paul DuBois, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Table output generated when troff2rtf is used in concert
with tblcvt has been known to crash Word outright; caution
may be in order. In addition, you may need to read the resulting
RTF document into a word processor and tweak column widths manually.
Word97 adds support for vertically merging table cells (using
the \clvmgf and \clvmrg control words). troff2rtf
supports vertical spans using these controls, but earlier versions
of Word don't yet understand them. Consequently, what you'll see
for n-cell vertical spans is n individual cells,
with all the text in the top cell and n-1 empty cells below