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Date:      Thu, 11 Aug 2011 12:14:51 +0200
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        Christian Barthel <test@nyx.user-mode.org>
Cc:        mexas@bristol.ac.uk, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: extracting text from docx files
Message-ID:  <20110811121451.3d189d7a.freebsd@edvax.de>
In-Reply-To: <20110809191610.GA6129@nyx.user-mode.org>
References:  <20110809133632.GA37445@mech-cluster241.men.bris.ac.uk> <20110809191610.GA6129@nyx.user-mode.org>

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On Tue, 9 Aug 2011 21:16:11 +0200, Christian Barthel wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 09, 2011 at 02:36:32PM +0100, Anton Shterenlikht wrote:
> > 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.
> 
> You have a lot of nice options: 
> - Force them to use BSD/Linux ;)
> - explain them, why docx is shit!
> - don't read it

I also suggest to combine this with reading the following
article:

http://en.nothingisreal.com/wiki/Please_don't_send_me_Microsoft_Word_documents

It's very polite and precise about why using "DOC" files
is generally a bad idea. It can be easily concluded that
it also applies to "DOCX" files.

The document also discusses alternatives.



-- 
Polytropon
Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...




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