Word-to-LaTeX is a small and simple-to-use tool whose purpose is to create LaTeX files (TEX format) from Microsoft Word documents (DOC, DOCX and RTF formats), as the name suggests. But it also supports the XML file type for the output.
The interface of the program is made from a standard window with a well-organized layout, that's not particularly attractive but easy to navigate.
Loading Word files into the workspace is done with the help of the file browser only, since "drag and drop" is not supported. It is not possible to convert multiple items simultaneously, since batch processing is unsupported.
Plenty of configuration options are available through this app. For example, you can convert equations to LaTeX, images or simply ignore them, as well as select the MathType, output format (LaTeX or XML), document class (article, book or report) and page size.
Additionally, you can convert images and pick the format (EPS or PNG), PostScript printer and file name, as well as customize conversion mappings, characters, style and fonts.
Other settings of Word-to-LaTeX focus on converting multiple columns and comments, ignoring empty paragraphs, and processing paragraphs alignments and indentations, among others.
Word-to-LaTeX requires a low-to-moderate quantity of CPU and system memory, so it doesn't burden the computer's overall performance. The tool manages to carry out tasks quickly and without popping up errors, hanging or crashing. To sum it up, Word-to-LaTeX provides advanced settings for creating LaTeX files from Word documents quickly and with minimum effort.