[texhax] converting Word files to text

Wojtowicz, Ralph wojtowicz at metsci.com
Mon Nov 1 20:36:19 CET 2010

If you don't mind doing a bit of Java programming, you might try Apache POI.


Best wishes,
Ralph Wojtowicz
Metron, Inc.
1818 Library Street, Suite 600
Reston, VA  20190
wojtowicz at metsci.com

-----Original Message-----
From: texhax-bounces at tug.org on behalf of Fernando Gouvea
Sent: Mon 11/1/2010 2:59 PM
To: texhax at tug.org
Subject: [texhax] converting Word files to text
  Hi, everyone. I'm about to launch into a project using LaTeX to 
prepare a poetry book for publication. Unfortunately the poems are in 
individual Word files. If they were plain text, it would be fairly easy 
to batch-process them and make a LaTeX file. Since I have several 
hundred little files, opening them with Word and "saving as" would be a 
pain. Is anyone aware of a good tool to batch-convert from Word to text 
(or even to TeX)?


Fernando Q. Gouvea
Carter Professor of Mathematics
Colby College                     Editor, MAA Reviews
Mayflower Hill 5836               http://www.maa.org/maareviews
Waterville, ME 04901		
fqgouvea at colby.edu

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