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DFH
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Word documents to text / RTF

Post by DFH » Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:53 am

The help for these two filters refers to .DOC files only, and not to .DOCX files.
  • Word documents to RTF
  • Word documents to text
Yet the help for Input filter includes:
Process inside compressed files (ZIP, DOCX, XLSX and PPTX)

This option allows TextPipe to process the compressed files inside a .ZIP, .DOCX (MS Word), .XLSX (MS Excel) and .PPTX (MS PowerPoint) file.
It would therefore make sense to enhance these filters to also process .DOCX (MS Word) files.

Likewise the filter Excel spreadsheets to CSV might be enhanced to also process .XLSX (MS Excel) files.

Maybe this is already the case, and it's simply the Help pages that need to be updated?

Best regards,

David

DFH
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Joined: Sun Dec 09, 2007 2:49 am
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Re: Word documents to text / RTF

Post by DFH » Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:59 am

NB. The Help page for the Input filter needs to be updated to include "OpenOffice ODS, ODT, ODP" files.

If you can process within ZIP files, it's also worth asking if TextPipe could be enhanced to process within .7z files?

See https://www.7-zip.org/
and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7-Zip

and many other file compression formats that are now widely available.

David

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