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Date:      Tue, 9 Aug 2011 18:40:05 -0400 (EDT)
From:      Chris Hill <chris@monochrome.org>
To:        Anton Shterenlikht <mexas@bristol.ac.uk>
Cc:        Christian Barthel <test@nyx.user-mode.org>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org, Antonio Olivares <olivares14031@gmail.com>
Subject:   Re: extracting text from docx files
Message-ID:  <alpine.BSF.2.00.1108091837410.96284@tripel.monochrome.org>
In-Reply-To: <20110809212634.GB41041@mech-cluster241.men.bris.ac.uk>
References:  <20110809133632.GA37445@mech-cluster241.men.bris.ac.uk> <20110809191610.GA6129@nyx.user-mode.org> <CAJ5UdcNqxZwTjs33xdUXatWCN+SDP3EFkqb_MYeVTF34rvsmxg@mail.gmail.com> <20110809212634.GB41041@mech-cluster241.men.bris.ac.uk>

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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:
>>> http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/web-apps/
>>>
>>> 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 
http://www.doc2pdf.net/ - I've never used it, so caveat clicktor.

-- 
Chris Hill               chris@monochrome.org
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