[Tex/LaTex] How to use latex2rtf with biblatex


I would like to output a .tex file in .rtf format. Latex2rtf does the job, except that it does not support biblatex ("package/option unknown"); thus, in the rtf, the citations are replaced with "[Error: Reference source not found]". Is there a way to get latex2rtf to work with biblatex? If not, what is the easiest way to move from tex to rtf with citations intact?

Best Answer

I can suggest 2 ways.

  1. tex4ht (included in Texlive and Miktex) supports biblatex and works quite well. It may fail with some fonts, packages, etc., so it's better to avoid too exotic ones.

  2. biblatex has the natbib compatibility option. So, if you use only natbib commands \citep, \citet, etc., you may easily switch from biblatex to bibtex (by commenting/uncommenting few lines) and then use latex2rtf or other tools. This is a limited "support" of biblatex but it may be enough for your needs. You even may have redefinitions like \renewcommand*{\citep}{\autocite} and preserve some advantages of biblatex.