Filter request: Convert Word documents to RTF

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Filter request: Convert Word documents to RTF

Post by DFH » Tue May 07, 2019 7:23 pm

Seeing as TextPipe already has a filter to Convert Word documents to text, it should be relatively easy to add a further similar filter to Convert Word documents to RTF.

Given that RTF files are stored in plain vanilla text, this would provide a means for some customers like me to develop further uses for the requested filter.

The help for the existing filter begins:

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This filter takes ALL incoming documents, opens them with Microsoft Word, and outputs them as UTF-8 text files. This can be used to process a set of Word Documents to text file format. After this filter you can add search and replace filters or any other filters you choose.
The help for the requested filter should begin:

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This filter takes ALL incoming documents, opens them with Microsoft Word, and outputs them as (RTF) rich text files. This can be used to process a set of Word Documents to rich text file format. After this filter you can add search and replace filters or any other filters you choose.
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Re: Filter request: Convert Word documents to RTF

Post by DFH » Tue May 07, 2019 7:31 pm

A further useful suggested filter could take us on to the next step.

RTF files as saved from Microsoft Word are rather bulky and somewhat cluttered.
Nothing of significance is lost if one uses Wordpad to open such an RTF file and resave it in RTF format.
However, the saved RTF files from Wordpad are generally much smaller and less cluttered.
They are more thus amenable to further processing.

Providing a filter to "Convert RTF files to Wordpad RTF" would be a very useful addition to the arsenal.

Likewise, "Convert Wordpad RTF to UCS-2" (again using Wordpad) would be a further bonus to the developer.

cf. UCS-2 = UTF-16 LE

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Re: Filter request: Convert Word documents to RTF

Post by DFH » Wed May 22, 2019 3:27 am

See earlier post: http://www.datamystic.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=2391

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Re: Filter request: Convert Word documents to RTF

Post by DataMystic Support » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:33 pm

Thanks David - this is ready for TextPipe 10.9.
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