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Microsoft Word Doc

by ecuguru (Monk)
on Aug 31, 2005 at 19:33 UTC ( #488198=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
ecuguru has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I'd like to be able to parse MS documents on my os X box. I can't use the Win32::OLE lib on the mac X box (requires calls to win sys). And google hasn't turned up any other MS word parsers in Perl. Anybody know of one?

Thanks

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Re: Microsoft Word Doc
by GrandFather (Sage) on Aug 31, 2005 at 23:25 UTC

    A work around may be to save the Word docs as .rtf files and use RTF::Parser.


    Perl is Huffman encoded by design.
Re: Microsoft Word Doc
by Roger (Parson) on Sep 01, 2005 at 08:28 UTC
    You could use Abiword to do your word document parsing, and use your Perl script as a wrapper.

Re: Microsoft Word Doc
by InfiniteSilence (Curate) on Aug 31, 2005 at 20:40 UTC

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