about Python doc reader

Tim Golden mail at timgolden.me.uk
Wed May 13 15:01:59 CEST 2009


Shailja Gulati wrote:
> Hi ,
> 
> I am currently working on "Information retrieval from semi structured 
> Documents" in which there is a need to read data from Resumes.
> 
> Could anyone tell me is there any python API to read Word doc?

If you haven't already, get hold of the pywin32 extensions:

  http://pywin32.sf.net

<code>
import win32com.client

doc = win32com.client.GetObject ("c:/temp/temp.doc")
text = doc.Range ().Text

</code>

Note that this will give you a unicode object with \r line-delimiters.
You could read para by para if that were more useful:

<code>
import win32com.client

doc = win32com.client.GetObject ("c:/temp/temp.doc")
lines = [p.Range () for p in doc.Paragraphs]

</code>

TJG



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