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I've made several attempts of converting a Lyx document to MS Word , or RTF, and failed. I'm working with a moderately complex document, involving external includes ( Java code, Child documents ), formulas and images.

I've tried

  • exporting to Latex and then using tex4ht but the OpenOffice file is not created ( no context.xml inside the odt );
  • exporting to HTML and importing in OpenOffice Writer;
  • exporting to PDF and importing using Nitro PDF;

I'm now manually converting the Nitro PDF output, but it fares rather badly on formulas and code listings.

What other options are there?

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Why do you want to do this? Wouldn't a PDF be better? –  Rich Bradshaw Dec 15 '09 at 14:08
It is a requirement from an external publication. –  Robert Munteanu Dec 16 '09 at 8:08

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Have you tried LyX-> LaTeX -> RTF-> Word?

Here are some additional suggestions, some paid options:

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Thanks for the answer. I've seen that page, but had no luck with the options listed there. –  Robert Munteanu Jan 19 '10 at 22:05

Convert to LaTeX then use tex2word. The conversion isn't perfect, but not bad, leaving a little tidying up to do at the end. Other latex -> word converters are listed at

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Export to PDF from LyX. Adobe Acrobat Pro X has the option to save PDF as a MS Word document. If this version of Adobe is available to you, I highly recommend this method.

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