Catdoc is small program which extracts readable text from MS-Word file. Version 0.90 supports at least MS-Word 6.0, 95 and 97 although you might have some luck even with Write files. Catdoc can replace characters, which are special to tex and which are not present in current character set by appropriate TeX commands (fully configurable). There are two distributives of catdoc catdoc-0.90.tar.gz - source only distribution. Works for all platforms if you know, how to unpack tar.gz and compile C code catdoc-0.90.zip - includes precomplied DOS executable. For dos users without tar and C compiler. If you are installing it on Unix, use zip -a to convert text files to UNIX format.
catdoc – Text extractor for word files
A filter which extracts ASCII text from MS-Word files, optionally with some TeX control sequences (for those characters, which have special meaning for TeX).
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