I used Calibre for this conversion, and it was pretty straightforward. There was a bit of mucking about with the HTML import file in a text editor, but it wasn't too bad. Most importantly, I retained all the italics and boldface that were in the original Word file. It would have been a huge pain to recreate all those in a stripped ASCII text file.
Next up: check the integrity of the ebook files and send them off to reviewers.
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