From rick Sat Nov 9 12:40:09 2002
Date: Sat, 9 Nov 2002 12:40:09 -0800
Subject: Re: [ILUG] MS word parser ?
Quoting Paul Reilly (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> I'm looking for a command line tool which can parse word
> and spit out the text in a reasonably intelligent way. strings just
> isn't up to it. any ideas?
wvWare (formerly mswordview -- http://wvware.sourceforge.net/wvInfo.html)
Rick Moen Emacs is a decent operating system,
email@example.com but it still lacks a good text editor.
Quoting Alan Horkan (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> Abiword is the answer.
> I think the command line options are:
> abiword -to text documentname.doc
> or possibly
> abiword --to txt documentname.doc
The manpage is more than a little unclear, verging on
Target format of file. For conversion of AbiWord documents.
[abw, zabw, rtf, txt, utf8, html, latex, etc]
I've tested this, and what they _really_ mean is the literal
followed by one of those format-type indicators. Works very well.
It would be nice if OpenOffice.org documented their
switches, if any.
Cheers, Before enlightenment, caffeine.
Rick Moen After enlightenment, caffeine.