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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: Extracting content from Microsoft word into Forrest
Date Thu, 14 Oct 2004 20:56:34 GMT
I've copied this mail to our dev list as I did not write this code, it 
was a guy called Anil Ramnanan. He said it was really easy, I'll relay 
any responses he gives me.

Anil, do you know of any examples that provide the functionality 
discussed below?

Juan Jose Pablos wrote:
> Ross Gardler escribió:
>> Over on our project we have gone a different route. We use a version 
>> of Open Office running as a server to convert from MS format to Open 
>> Office. Forrest supports Open Office so, with this conversion process 
>> we can support MS Office too. The benefit of this approach is that it 
>> also supports earlier versions of MS Office and we have the whole Open 
>> Office community in writing decent converters.
> I would like to see something like:
> oowriter myfile.doc -output myfile.sxw
> It seems quite common for any organization to have a big buch of word 
> files, so if you can doit by command line then you can create a 5 
> minutes script to convert all of these files. I does not matter if that 
> takes a week or two because is the server who does the job not you.
> Cheers,
> Cheche

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