extracting text from docx files
Ruben de Groot
mail25 at bzerk.org
Thu Aug 11 11:39:45 UTC 2011
There are several docx converters online (google docx2pdf). Haven't tried them
though. LibreOffice handles docx quite well.
On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 12:22:22PM +0100, Anton Shterenlikht typed:
> On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 12:14:51PM +0200, Polytropon wrote:
> > 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.
> That's not my war. It's not going to achive
> much me telling all our admin and academic
> staff that what they were tought throughout
> their career might not be ideal, or even
> not the only, tool in the universe.
> Sometimes I can request pdf, sometimes I fail.
> I also sometimes try to get pdf from various
> UK govt departments. Sometimes they only
> make documents available in MS formats.
> Again, sometimes they respond well, but
> mostly, they ignore my requests.
> By the way, I tried abiword, and it couldn't
> open my docx.
> Anton Shterenlikht
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