True WYSIWYG LaTeX System
Windows     Mac     Linux  

Opening Plain-TeX and Ams-TeX documents in TeXWord.

BaKoMa TeX Word can edit documents in Plain-TeX and Ams-TeX formats beginning from version V 11.00.

It is impossible to open Plain-TeX and Ams-TeX documents directly in TeXWord.

Instead it, you should open document in BaKoMa Text Editor (Centaur), then use 'TeX/Open Document in TeXWord' menu command, to open document in TeXWord.

Another way, is using -F option to open Plain-TeX and AmsTeX documents in TeXWord:

"C:\BaKoMa TeX\bin\Win32\texword.exe" -FETEX plain-tex-document.tex

or to open AmsTeX document use

"C:\BaKoMa TeX\bin\Win32\texword.exe" -FAMSTEX amtex-document.tex

Typesetting toolbars for Plain TeX are very simplified.
Many of symbols inserted using Math Toolbar will generate undefined command in editing PlainTeX.
However, they will produce valid symbols in AmsTeX documents.

Why PlainTeX and AmsTeX documents are opened so indirectly.
We do not permit to open Plain TeX directly in BaKoMa TeX Word, because it can confuse users who try to open components of LaTeX documents.

When user try to open file included into master file, currently user see claim that \documentclass not found, instead of processing this file as Plain TeX document with printing a lot of errors. It is more clear for LaTeX users.