Walt Mankowski on Tue, 9 Oct 2001 20:39:54 -0400

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Re: [PLUG] Viewing files (was Re: John "MAD DOG" Hall)

On Tue, Oct 09, 2001 at 06:01:20PM -0400, Bill Jonas wrote:
> http://www.ice.ru/~vitus/catdoc/
> Basically an MSWord2text.

Also take a look at Antiword(1).  It runs on all major platforms and
does a reasonably good job of decoding that doc.  It's an attempt at
MSWord2ps.  It's not perfect yet but it's getting there.

Microsoft provides a free Word Viewer(2) which unfortunately only runs
under windows.  But if you have a windows partition lying around, it's
a good way to read the odd Word doc without all the bloat.  It would
be real cool if it ran under Wine, but I've never tested it.


1. http://www.winfield.demon.nl/index.html
2. http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q165/9/08.ASP

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