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MatPlus.Net Forum Internet and Computing PGN to RTF - how?
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(1) Posted by Siegfried Hornecker [Saturday, May 10, 2008 22:56]; edited by Siegfried Hornecker [08-05-10]

PGN to RTF - how?

I need a program, that exports PGN to RTF:

* Position before the first move must be given
* Annotations should not be given
* Variations should be in different colors, depending on level
* Name, source and date must be given (without tables and other bullshit)
* Diagrams should be in a chess font or in a small (PNG, GIF) format
* All positions should be extracted at the same time

Sadly, no chess program I found so far is able to do this:
* Fritz 10 doesn't give the initial position (strangely enough, it let me access the option for printing but not for RTF).
* ChessAssistant 7 light gives me a table with the author's name and - even worse - doesn't copy the source ("event" field)
* Chess Genius 6.5 lets me extract positions one by one into different files and has a strange sense of line break.
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(2) Posted by Gábor Tar [Monday, May 12, 2008 11:44]


I use Chesspad application to do this. It can open Pgn files, and you can save it to RTF in "Games" menu and Copy as...

You can download this from here for free:

Gábor Tar
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(3) Posted by Siegfried Hornecker [Monday, May 12, 2008 13:03]

This is not useful since:

* One can only select one game at a time
* It gives me only the text in the PGN file, no diagram, no formatting
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(4) Posted by Mihail Croitor [Monday, May 12, 2008 16:25]

on site exist a macro that transforms pgn to rtf (make posibility to open pgn files with Microsoft Word). Direct Link -
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(5) Posted by Siegfried Hornecker [Monday, May 12, 2008 19:46]

This doesn't work since it thinks Word isn't installed but I have Office 2000 installed...
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(6) Posted by Mihail Croitor [Tuesday, May 13, 2008 09:01]; edited by Mihail Croitor [08-05-13]

no problems. Exist posibility for using this convertor without instalation, if it cant be installed. By example, i use this convertor under Office 2007. I maked an archive with 'readme' - You can take it:
for using this convertor You need to open a PGN-file with Word (File->Open->Select *.* extension etc.). This convertor will be applyed automatically.
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(7) Posted by Siegfried Hornecker [Tuesday, May 20, 2008 20:38]

Dear readers,

since it is impossible, obviously, to convert PGN to RTF in a satisfying way, I'll use PDF995 and "Fritz" (not Jindrich) to convert the file to PDF. However, please keep posting!

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(8) Posted by Iļja Ketris [Saturday, Jul 26, 2008 01:14]

If you could explain what way is satisfying for you (= formulate the task), someone can probably try to help.
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MatPlus.Net Forum Internet and Computing PGN to RTF - how?