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
*readable*
> 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
http://www.omnimark.com/develop/contributed/index.html) to convert it to
XML.

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


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