in reply to extract text from powerpoint
At $work we've installed the catdoc package (sudo apt-get install catdoc on ubuntu) which provides a few binary tools:
- catdoc - extract text from word docs
- catppt - extract text from powerpoint presentations
These have worked well in the absence of any pure-perl libraries. HTH.
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