[Tex/LaTex] How to convert from Microsoft Word to a LaTeX document


I am a final year graduate student and I have my thesis (about 350 pages) in Microsoft Word format. I would like to convert the document into a LaTeX "camera" ready PDF. Is there any easy way to do this?
I am very new to LateX..

Best Answer

New version of writer2latex is pretty good. It works with the Open Office, but I think their command line utility should work without the OO. You can set quality of the converted document - from LaTeX as clean as possible, to version which tries to emulate appearance of source word document.

Structure and basic formatting should be converted well, but I am not sure about math, as there are big differences in math between Word and OO.