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Ram Kas
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Joined: Jul 26, 2006
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Hi,

I want t o read a word document and print the contents to console. But, when I do it as if I were doing it with text files, it displays some weird characters. Can anyone throw some light on how I should proceed?

Thanks in advance.

Dinakar Kasturi.
Ulf Dittmer
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DOC is a binary file format; you can't treat it like you would treat text files. An API that can extract the text from a DOC file is Jakarta POI; you can find some usage examples here.


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