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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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In reply to Re: Converting M$ Word --> PDF by jonadab
in thread Converting M$ Word --> PDF by peterr

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