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Re: catdoc Win32... (long filenames fixed)

From: David L Norris <dave(at)>
Date: Mon Dec 03 2001 - 18:18:28 GMT
On Mon, 2001-12-03 at 06:30, Bertus Douma wrote:
> Great! I'll try it and return my results. Yet I found also an alternative option
> form the doc-conversion: WV-ware ( but the problem

I believe that's the filter used by AbiWord.  In which case, it's not
bad but it's not great.  I've used it a bit and ended up with mangled
text and missing paragraphs when opening OLE documents.

> with that I think (when trying to using it and reading some WV-doc stuff) is you'll
> need cygwin (unix-windows??) libraries to get it run. And I am not able to get it

I try to avoid anything that uses the CygWin32 Unix Emulation
libraries.  However, CygWin32 is fairly usable, albeit slow, if you have
no alternative.

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Received on Mon Dec 3 18:19:20 2001