Python script for deMSWordification?

Werner Schiendl ws-news at gmx.at
Wed Mar 7 15:56:24 CET 2001


A resource that just came to my mind a couple of seconds too late to do it
in my original post is

www.wotsit.org

there seems to be quite a lot of information on that subject

good luck
werner

Werner Schiendl <ws-news at gmx.at> wrote in message
news:983976916.181372 at newsmaster-04.atnet.at...
> If you have it on your machine you can use itself with Automation to do
the
> job.
>
> otherwise
>
> .doc Files are basically OLE Compound Documents that represents an
IStorage.
> IStorage is an interface that models DCOM structured storage alongside
> IStream.
> Comapred to a file system IStorage is a directory, and IStream is a file.
> There are APIs to cope with that kind of file.
> With Visual Studio comes a tool called DocFile Viewer that shows the basic
> content of the file.
>
> But I guess you want to do that on non-MS platform.
> This sounds to me like big fun, so enjoy it!
>
> hth
> werner
>
>
> <kelvin.chu at uvm.edu> wrote in message
> news:985h02$1pbm$1 at swen.emba.uvm.edu...
> > Dear fellow Pythoneers;
> >
> > Numerous colleagues and administration types send memos, colloqium
> > announcements and other things around in Micro$oft word format.  Has
> anyone
> > written a filter in Python that can convert these things into normal
text?
> >
> > If not, is there a basic set of rules for decoding .doc format files
> > anywhere that I can look at?
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > -k
> >
> > --
> >
> >   kelvin.chu at uvm.edu      (802) 656-0064
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> >
>
>





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