Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Mar 2006 18:45 UTC
Linux "As a Linux user, there are times when you have to play nicely with users of Windows or Mac OS - such as when they send you Microsoft Word files. When you receive a Word file, you can either follow Richard Stallman's advice and refuse it, or bite the bullet and work with it. Modern Linux word processors - such as Writer, AbiWord, KWord, and TextMaker - can deal with most Word files. But if you don't want to fire up a word processor in order to read or print the document, you can turn to the command line. A handful of small but powerful Linux command line utilities make viewing, printing, and even converting Word files to another format, a breeze."
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Very nice utilities
by karl1 on Wed 1st Mar 2006 19:09 UTC
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Not only are they useful to view Word .doc files from the command line, but they are also useful in the recovery of corrupted Word Documents. I managed to restore roughly 10 pages of a 14 page corrupted document once with antiword and a few other utilities.

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