# Thread: Free (as in beer) programs

1. ## Re: Free (as in beer) programs

Originally Posted by trinker
Relief!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For all you LaTex people who have to work with word people. Here's a decent, free online conversion of PDF to Word...

http://www.pdftoword.com
I have used the above link for converting pdf to doc. It is best I could find for pdf to doc

But for tex to doc I do differently. I convert tex to html (latex2html or tex4ht in linux, htlatex probably in windows) then open html in word. then convert into doc. It may not be perfect if the the document includes images.

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trinker (11-12-2012)

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@Vinux This sounds promisin for more than just word documents. How do you convert the latex to HTML?

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It seems there are couple of programs to convert tex to html. Latex2html

It is very easy in Linux. Kile already got the option of latex2html or just run tex4ht or mh4ht. This creates the html file and the folder for the images and other details. Open the html in WORD and save as docx file.

Now in Windows. Miktex got both tex4ht(Inside MiktexX.Y) and htlatex (htlatex.exe is placed inside the MiktexX.Y/miktex/bin). To convert tex to html just run the following
Code:
"C:\the\full path\to\htlatex.exe" myfile.tex
(I haven't tried this). This link may help using tex4ht. There are couple of tex.stackexchange threads also discuss the fine tuning or possible settings issues.

Once it converted to html, you can use the WORD for html to docx.

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trinker (11-13-2012)

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Been trying out Tea text editor: http://tea-editor.sourceforge.net/

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You can send a survey/quiz/invitation embedded in an email and submit from the email. The data goes into a Google spread sheet. Start by going into your Google drive. So easy to do. No tutorial and I was up and running in 30 seconds.

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bryangoodrich (01-31-2013), bugman (01-31-2013)

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OMFG I wish I had that last semester. It would have made my stupid survey assignment so much easier and better if I could have put it up on a website and simply direct people to it! Selection bias be ****ed, it would have been better than my convenience sampling lol

In fact, I might use my old survey (if I can find it--i.e., if I haven't deleted it) and use that as a test run.

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Cool. Thanks Trinker.

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Yeah I used it two years ago for a small survey and it was very handy. The only drawback was that (at least at that time) it couldn't record the IP of the respondents. But it is awesome.

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No exactly free programs but free books on programming: http://it-ebooks.info/google/

It seems on the up and up (i.e., not illegal) but only worked for me if the google button dot thing was used (not amazon they don't like free stuff).

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I am not sure if anyone runs EFA here, but if you do one of the more complex issues is how many factors to retain. One of the methods that is strongly recommended is parallel analysis where you retain factors who's eigenvalue is higher than an eignevalue generated from purely random data (multiple runs are generated to simulate this). This allows you to download a tool to create the parallel data eigenvalues.

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Others/...Analysis.shtml

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Lazar (02-18-2013)

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Meeting scheduling with Doodle is nice.

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A bunch of freebies from text analysis to animation and music development: http://toychest.pbworks.com/w/page/52411578/FrontPage

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Here's a way to get those dvds you own into mp4 format: http://handbrake.fr/