Commit 49ebc227 authored by Barak A. Pearlmutter's avatar Barak A. Pearlmutter

edit pass over description

Phrase to indicate that it can generate non-acii textual output, see #700396
parent 85573e48
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Multi-Arch: foreign
Depends: ${shlibs:Depends}, ${misc:Depends}, unzip
Description: Convert Microsoft OOXML files to plain text
docx2txt is a tool that attempts to generate equivalent (ASCII) text files from
Microsoft .docx documents, preserving some formatting and document information
(which MS text conversion drops) along with appropriate character conversions
for a good (ASCII) text experience. It is a platform independent solution
consisting of (core) Perl and (wrapper) Unix/Windows shell scripts and a
configuration file to control the output text appearance to fair extent.
It can very conveniently be used to build a Web based docx document conversion
service. Some Makefiles and Windows batch files are provided for easy
installation of the scripts. With unzippers like CakeCmd that can deal with
corrupt Zip archives, this tool can extract text from corrupt docx documents
in many cases, where MS word processor fails to even open them.
This tool attempts to generate equivalent plain text files from
Microsoft .docx documents, preserving some formatting and document
information (which MS text conversion drops) along with appropriate
character conversions for a good (ascii or utf-8) text experience.
It is a platform independent solution consisting of (core) Perl and
(wrapper) Unix/Windows shell scripts and a configuration file to
control the output text appearance to a fair extent. It can very
conveniently be used to build a Web-based docx document conversion
service. Some Makefiles and Windows batch files are provided for
easy installation of the scripts. With unzippers like CakeCmd that
can deal with corrupt Zip archives, this tool can extract text from
corrupt docx documents in many cases, where MS Word fails to even
open them.
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