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Re: Win32 OLE Word Get Page Text

by ww (Bishop)
on Feb 19, 2013 at 18:40 UTC ( #1019642=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Win32 OLE Word Get Page Text

One simple-minded, OTTOMH approach (unless MS Word's formatting is somehow important):

  1. in Word 2010, edit in an end_of_record marker of any flavor you like, so long as it won't appear in the test.
  2. save the whole (edited) .doc as .txt
  3. read the .txt
  4. split on EOR to create an array (named for page number) per page of words.
  5. split each array's contents on spaces to a second-level array (named for the page number from which the first array was extracted) of individual words
  6. index to your heart's content...

Of course, this may not be the most efficient approach, but it certainly avoids "climbing that (Word object model) curve.

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[haukex]: I figured that POD tests make sense, but only as author tests
[choroba]: I mean, the slides are, but not the makefile with scripts to create them
[Corion]: haukex: I've only now arrived at that revelation ;)
[Corion]: choroba: I use spod5, which also has that support, and also implements its own kinda-make stuff
[haukex]: But that module I just linked to assumes that most verbatim blocks are runnable code, I have other modules where that's not the case, so there I just copy-and-paste the synopsis into the author tests...
[haukex]: not the most efficient, but then again, I don't have that many modules on CPAN :-)
[Corion]: haukex: Yes, but if it's only supposed to run on my machine, I can be far more liberal with how I extract the code etc.
[Corion]: haukex: Yes - I see the benefit of using Dist::Zilla for people with 150+ modules on CPAN, but I don't see it for myself, and I'm always put off from contributing to such modules because they require a lot of toolchain setup that I don't want to ...
[Corion]: ... spend time on if I only want to provide a short patch
[haukex]: Corion: Yes exactly, in the author tests I don't worry about portability as much, I also don't list the author tests' dependencies in Makefile.PL

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