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Convert Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files to plain text


The catdoc program reads one or more Microsoft word files and outputs text, contained insinde them to standard output.

It is now accompanied by xls2csv, a program which converts Excel spreadsheet into comma-separated value file, and catppt a utility to extract textual information from Powerpoint files.

It doesn't try to preserve Word formatting, it's goal is to extract plain text and allow you to read it and, probably, reformat with TeX.

This package suggests tk because it also includes wordview, an optional Tk-based GUI for catdoc. The MIME config provided in this package will use wordview if X is running, or catdoc directly if it is not.

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