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Date:      Tue, 9 Aug 2011 10:25:30 -0700
From:      Kurt Buff <kurt.buff@gmail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: extracting text from docx files
Message-ID:  <CADy1Ce4bECa4WCpOcAFCywuM3rVcjvbJT5=ZznSOWqCBb7zumg@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <20110809133632.GA37445@mech-cluster241.men.bris.ac.uk>
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On Tue, Aug 9, 2011 at 06:36, Anton Shterenlikht <mexas@bristol.ac.uk> wrot=
e:
> I often receive information in *.docx format
> from my MS using colleagues. Sometimes I can
> ask for a pdf (or similar) instead, but not always.
>
> Usually I unzip a docx and then search
> through all *xml =C2=A0files to find the
> useful data. However, I can't find any
> xml styles to use, so I have to convert
> the relevant xml file(s) to plain text
> by hand. I wonder if anybody can suggest
> a better way. Perhaps there's something
> in ports that can help.

My installation of OpenOffice 3.3 on my Win7 machine will open a
Winword 2010 .docx file.

I'm guessing it will do the same on FreeBSD, but I don't have an
install with a GUI running at the moment.

Kurt



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