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Re: viewing pdf, doc etc files



There is also a lightweight perl script out there called docxtotext (or
something similar) which I use for docx files. It works well.

Tim

Jason White writes:
 > Tim Cross <tcross@une.edu.au> wrote:
 > > 
 > > I've got a small library I use to handle this. Essentially, it hooks into dired
 > > view-mode and will convert files based on the extension type. It has a custom
 > > interface to add new/additional converters. I've been using this extensively
 > > for years now. Attached below
 > 
 > Thanks, that looks interesting.
 > 
 > For word processor files (especially OOXML, i.e., docx), the best option is
 > libreoffice --headless --convert-to html filenames
 > which also works from a console session.
 > 
 > The main cost is disk space - you need to have LibreOffice installed.
 > 
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Please avoid sending me Word or PowerPoint attachments.
See http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/no-word-attachments.html

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