I need to convert a M$ Word document
Wow, it's hard to find something for that on CPAN. The
terms "Microsoft", "word", and "document" all occur in
the documentation for approximately every single
module EVER, making it totally impossible to use them
as search criteria. The only thing I managed to find
that seems relevant at all is docclient.
Failing the existence on CPAN of a module just for
reading Word documents, I
tend to agree with the guy who advised you to get
OpenOffice and ooolib; though I haven't used ooolib
yet personally, I know that OpenOffice generally does
as excellent a job with Word documents as can be
hoped for, given the immense complexity and extremely
poor documentation for that format.
Ideally, I would like to simply run a Perl script on the Linux box
That shouldn't be a problem. Install OpenOffice on
the Linux box; you already have Perl there, of course.
That leaves ooolib, which according to the sourceforge
project page runs on Linux. I've not used ooolib
myself, though, since I usually write scripts that
work with the XML; I don't have to deal with Word
documents much. But now that I know ooolib exists,
I'm making myself a note to check it out soon; it
could be quite useful :-)
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