Re: Converting to text

Subject: Re: Converting to text
From: "Mark Baker" <mbaker -at- omnimark -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2000 10:16:05 -0500

Ruth Lundquist wrote

> Does anyone know of a macro, tool, program, utility, potion, magic spell,
> and/or sacrificial offering that will convert a Word document to
> text?

I doubt you'll find anything commercial, so you will have to write this
yourself unless someone has already written a custom converter they are
willing to share with you.

I would approach a problem like this:

Save the Word documents as RTF.

Use Rick Geimer's free RTF2XML (available at to convert it to

Write an OmniMark program to translate the XML to text with the appropriate

Mark Baker
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OmniMark Technologies Corporation
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