Re: Can you help me decipher these instructions
This is quite helpful! Thanks loads. I'm going to give it a try.^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
From: Jo H [mailto:usenet -dot- joh -at- googlemail -dot- com]
Sent: Monday, August 29, 2011 1:39 PM
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Cc: Debbie Hemstreet
Subject: Re: Can you help me decipher these instructions
When you save a Word document in Open Document Format (.odt), there's
a tagged text file hidden in the .odt file. Technically, an odt file
is a zip archive serving as a container for different files (content,
metadata, images etc.) that make up the document.
You can find the tagged text as follows:
1. Save a copy of the Word document in Open Document Format (.odt).
2. Add the extension .zip to the filename, e.g. Document1.odt ->
3. Extract the file named content.xml from the .odt.zip file. The
content.xml can serve as a tagged text file.
In the content.xml file, "text:h" tags indicate a heading, "text:p"
tags indicates a paragraph, and "text:span" tags indicates a specially
marked portion of text within a paragraph. The associated styles,
which may or may not be relevant, are named in the "text:style-name"
attributes of the respective tag.
By the way, you could extract a similar file from Word's own .docx
format. However, the corresponding Word\document.xml contains more
information and has a more complex structure.
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