From: Martin Sevior (email@example.com)
Date: Wed May 15 2002 - 23:29:21 EDT
For the unix abiword, download the AbiCommand plugin then type:
abiword --plugin AbiCommand.
You'll get a commandline interface to abiword from which you process
documents as you wish including loading and saving to different formats.
Since it is a command line you easily write simple scripts to make it do
whatever you want.
Type "help" at the command line to get a list of the available options.
This is only for unix builds though.
On Wed, 15 May 2002, Hubert Figuiere wrote:
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> Date: Wed, 15 May 2002 06:23:51 -0400
> From: Andre Warnier <email@example.com>
> Subject: request
> Sender: Andre Warnier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: AbiWord developers <email@example.com>
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> Dear Sirs,
> I recently discovered AbiWord (and wvWare). Very nice, and thanks a lot.=
> In the course of a development project, I am looking for a command-line
> driven Word-to-text conversion utility, preferably working both under
> Unix(es) and Windows NT/2000. It is to be called by a "daemon/service"
> process, so it should not pop up interactive messages/questions all over
> the place.
> In the system being developed, the original document is kept and stored f=
> later retrieval, and the text result of the conversion is destined to be
> input in a full-text search & retrieval system. This text result can als=
> be post-filtered by various means before being sent to the full-text
> (I could also take XML output e.g.).
> In other words - in a manner of speaking - the text result does not have =
> be faithful to the original word document in terms of presentation, layou=
> etc..., what is important is that the words would be there, mostly. The
> expected character set of the original word documents would be in the
> ISO-8859-1 range.
> I am not a guru-level programmer, more someone able to assemble existing
> pieces and twiddle with them to make them fit into an application.
> I have looked at various commercially available converters, but none of
> them seems to be available for Unix platforms.
> I have tried to use wvWare under Windows NT, and cannot seem to make it
> work reliably : some documents make it crash with invalid accesses etc..
> On the other hand, I have installed AbiWord under NT - which is supposedl=
> using the wvWare import library - and AbiWord seems to do an excellent jo=
> of importing the same Word documents, and save them as plain text. And
> AbiWord is also much much easier to install on a NT system.
> I am thus turning to you with a request : would a developer in your group=
> be interested in creating, on the base of the AbiWord modules, the
> command-line utility that I need (or a command-line wrapper around
> AbiWord), and if yes under what conditions ?
> I have no problem with the utility in question being placed itself under =
> Thank you in advance,
> Andr=E9 Warnier
> EIS LP
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