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Date:      Tue, 9 Aug 2011 18:40:05 -0400 (EDT)
From:      Chris Hill <>
To:        Anton Shterenlikht <>
Cc:        Christian Barthel <>,, Antonio Olivares <>
Subject:   Re: extracting text from docx files
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On Tue, 9 Aug 2011, Anton Shterenlikht wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 09, 2011 at 02:57:51PM -0500, Antonio Olivares wrote:
>>> But if you really, really need to read docx, you can try the web
>>> application from Microsoft. A few months ago, I got also a lot of docx
>>> and I opend it with the microsoft web app; this worked for me to extract
>>> the information...
>>> More information:
>>> The downside: ?you have to sign up on a microsoft service :(
>> Can also use libreoffice.  It is in the ports system :)
>> Without installing anything, Google Docs also opens *.docx files, if
>> needed. There are other options too, but it depends on what Anton
>> wants to install* or just view* & extract?
> Well.. I don't really want to install anything
> just to read docx. So probably something as
> small as possible. libreoffice (even if it's in ports,
> which I dearly love) looks like a monster of
> a package, so I'm not sure.

Maybe an online service? If you don't have too many to convert at one 
time, and there's nothing secret in them, you could try - I've never used it, so caveat clicktor.

Chris Hill     
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