SPUG: Day meeting in Bellevue

Tim Maher tim at consultix-inc.com
Wed Dec 7 15:26:35 PST 2005

On Wed, Dec 07, 2005 at 02:57:57PM -0800, DeRykus, Charles E wrote:
> >>I know Word has a built-in "find" utility with its own (lame) regex dialect, but 
> >>I need to automate my searches, not babysit them with mouse in hand.
> May not help but the Open Source 'antiword' does a better job than 'strings' at 
> yanking text out of Word while preserving formatting. Feeding the stream into Perl
> should be a win in many cases...
> --
> Charles DeRykus

Thanks for mentioning "antiword", which I'd never heard of.

It only provides access to the "plain text" of the Word doc, but
it might be useful--and I get to have the source!

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