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Date:      Mon, 17 Feb 1997 11:18:22 +0100
From: (Peter Korsten)
Subject:   MS Word file format (was: MIME applications for FreeBSD)
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In-Reply-To: <Mutt.19970216192218.peter@grendel.>; from Peter Korsten on Feb 16, 1997 19:22:18 +0100
References:  <"40ba-970216001031-F016*/G=Andrew/S=Gordon/O=NET-TEL <Mutt.19970215224320.peter@grendel.> <Mutt.19970216192218.peter@grendel.>

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(I've gotten more questions about where to find the document and I
expect more on my UUCP-node, therefore I Cc it to 'hackers'. It's a
bit off-topic though, sorry for that.)

Peter Korsten shared with us:
> shared with us:
> > > Actually, someone (a student?) at the Technical University of Berlin
> > > has described the general Microsoft OLE file format. He states that
> > > this he isn't sure about the format and all variables, therefore
> > > he calls it the "LAOLA" file format. (Check it out with Alta Vista!)
> > > He also provides a library in Perl and a program to convert a MS
> > > Word document into an ASCII file.
> > 
> > Any chance of a more precise reference?  I have tried everything I can
> > think of in AltaVista, but I can't find it.

The document can be found here:

- Peter
Peter Korsten
Haesenbos, Wetzels & Van der Heijden Multimedia Support

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