How to Convert Word Documents to EPUB Format Using GrindEQ
EPUB is a popular e-book format that can be read on various devices, such as smartphones, tablets, e-readers, and computers. However, if you have a Word document that contains mathematical equations, tables, images, or other complex elements, you may find it difficult to convert it to EPUB without losing the formatting or quality. That's where GrindEQ comes in handy.
GrindEQ is a software that converts Word documents to and from LaTeX, AMS-LaTeX, Plain TeX, or AMS-TeX format. It also supports conversion of equations (Microsoft Equation, Equation Editor 3.x, and MathType) in editable form, tables, lists, headers/footers, cross-references, images, bibliography, etc. GrindEQ can help you prepare your Word documents for publication on the Internet using the optional MathJax compatibility mode[^1^].
In this article, we will show you how to use GrindEQ to convert your Word documents to EPUB format in a few simple steps.
Step 1: Install GrindEQ
To use GrindEQ, you need to have Microsoft Word for Windows installed on your computer. GrindEQ works with Word 2007 or later versions, 32-bit and 64-bit compatible[^1^]. You can download GrindEQ from its official website: https://grindeq.com/. There are different modules available for different conversion needs: Word-to-LaTeX, LaTeX-to-Word, MathType-to-Equation, Equation3-to-Equation, Image-to-PostScript, and Cross-References. You can choose the module that suits your purpose or get the whole package. GrindEQ offers a free trial version that allows you to convert up to 10 equations per document[^1^]. To get the full version, you need to register and pay a license fee.
Step 2: Convert Word Document to LaTeX
Once you have installed GrindEQ, you will see a new tab called \"GrindEQ\" in your Word ribbon. To convert your Word document to LaTeX format, follow these steps:
Open your Word document that you want to convert to EPUB.
Select the \"GrindEQ\" tab and click on \"Word-to-LaTeX\".
A dialog box will appear where you can choose the output format (LaTeX or TeX), the equation format (LaTeX or MathJax), and other options. You can also select a part of your document to convert instead of the whole document.
Click on \"Convert\" and wait for the process to finish.
A new document will be created in LaTeX format with the same name as your original document and a \".tex\" extension. You can save it in your desired location.
Step 3: Convert LaTeX Document to EPUB
To convert your LaTeX document to EPUB format, you need to use another software called Calibre. Calibre is a free and open source e-book management tool that can convert various formats to EPUB. You can download Calibre from its official website: https://calibre-ebook.com/. To convert your LaTeX document to EPUB using Calibre, follow these steps:
Open Calibre and click on \"Add books\" to add your LaTeX document to the library.
Select your LaTeX document and click on \"Convert books\".
A dialog box will appear where you can choose the output format (EPUB), the metadata (title, author, cover image, etc.), and other options. You can also edit the look and feel of your EPUB file using CSS.
Click on \"OK\" and wait for the process to finish.
Your EPUB file will be created in the same location as your original LaTeX document with the same name and a \".epub\" extension. You can open it with any EPUB reader or transfer it to your device.