# How to import a Microsoft Word document into Mathematica?

I have a Microsoft Word document in DOCX format. I need to import it into Mathematica as a String preserving all formatting (font, size, bold/italic style, colors, etc), tables and embedded images with highest possible fidelity (Mathematica strings support formatting and arbitrary embedded expressions including images). All text should remain editable, so it should not be converted to an image. Is there a way to do this?

I can convert the document to RTF, PDF, XPS, MHT or ODT format before importing, if it helps.

• RTF would be a likely candidate - but what have you tried so far? – cormullion Jun 22 '13 at 10:22
• There is one plugin about MathType and Word Called Word2Tex, maybe also helpful for formulas. – HyperGroups Jun 23 '13 at 2:09
• I DID it 6 months after you asked, see here: mathematica.stackexchange.com/a/65687/1056 – WolframFan May 6 '18 at 3:32