[Baypiggies] Python and MS Word docs; Argghhhhhhhhh......

Mark Voorhies mvoorhie at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 3 08:08:01 CET 2010

On Tuesday 02 February 2010 08:43:02 pm Aahz wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 02, 2010, Glen Jarvis wrote:
> > One of the things that has been requested of us to take an MS word
> > file that has been used to enter plain text. The file should be
> > uploaded via webpage (done). The file should strip out all of the MS
> > Word formatting so that we process only the text (And why not just
> > upload a plain text file again? hmm? This is what is *really* wanted).
> What I'd recommend is installing antiword and calling it from Python.

catdoc is another command-line program in a similar vein.

Both catdoc and antiword are apt-getable from the Debian and Ubuntu 

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