Re: [mu tech] day of week ?

From: Karl-Heinz Zimmer (
Date: Tue Mar 30 1999 - 09:52:09 CEST

Am 29.03.1999, 22:18:36, schrieb Michele Andreoli:

> You work at StarDivision, therefore you know much about MS Word
> format.
> In your opinion, it's possibile to develope an "awk" script
> which strip escape from a .doc document, converting them to
> plain text format?

Very sorry: it will not be possible to do that.

(Ths is not my opinion, but i am SURE of it!)

The way the store information in their files is far different from
normal encoding procedures: they use a so called 'Storage' format
containing several 'Streams' containing the data in a somewhat random
way. ;-)

True: as one can see in the file format documentation on their webpage
(only when going there with Internet Explorer) it will never be
possible for a script to extract content correctly from an WW97 doc.

Maybe you can get out parts of the info from a WW95 or WW6 doc but
even that is not sure...

Sorry for the bad news,


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