extracting text from docx files

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Thu Aug 11 10:14:53 UTC 2011

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


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.

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