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Re: tlug: msword files

You(Tony Laszlo) wrote:
> On Thu, 7 Oct 1999, Havard Bell wrote:
> > If you don't need the formatting, try:
> > 
> > 	[ home]$ strings your_doc.doc
> Though I think the other ways probably 
> have their merits, this one is simple 
> and swift. 'course, "strings xxx.doc > xx.txt" 
> will give you an ascii text file with just 
> a couple of funky symbols in it, so this is 
> a very easy way of converting, as well as 
> viewing.  

But does "strings" work on Japanese characters at all? I suspect not.
For that matter, do mswordview and other extraction utilities work on
Japanese Word documents? I haven't had anyone inflict them on me yet,
but it's bound to happen sooner or later and I'd like to be prepared.

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