extracting text from docx files

Anton Shterenlikht mexas at bristol.ac.uk
Tue Aug 9 13:36:34 UTC 2011

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.

Usually I unzip a docx and then search
through all *xml  files to find the
useful data. However, I can't find any
xml styles to use, so I have to convert
the relevant xml file(s) to plain text
by hand. I wonder if anybody can suggest
a better way. Perhaps there's something
in ports that can help.

Many thanks

Anton Shterenlikht
Room 2.6, Queen's Building
Mech Eng Dept
Bristol University
University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TR, UK
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