Is there Anything Like Catdocs for reading .docx files?

Fredrik Larsson fredrikl.listor at
Thu Nov 12 18:01:51 UTC 2009


I use docx2txt and thinks it works fine.
You find it at


On Thu, 12 Nov 2009, Willem van der Walt wrote:

> Unoconv is free.
> When I had to read a .dox file, I unzipped it and it created a directory
> with xml files inside.
> You can then use whatever you have got to just strip out the xml tags and
> kind of get to the content, but this is not a good way.
> Regards, Willem
> On Thu, 12 Nov 2009, Jude DaShiell wrote:
>> openoffice is accessible on the mac, at least version 3.x is needed and for
>> intel system you want the aqua edition from as well.On Tue, 14
>> Apr 2009, Martin McCormick wrote:
>>> Daniel Dalton writes:
>>>> unoconv -- converts between all openoffice formats from a quick scan of
>>>> the man page. Generated a nice html file of a .doc file for me before,
>>>> so this looks promising considering oo is always updated to stay current
>>>> with microsofts new formats!
>>> Do you have to run an X desktop like gnome and buy unoconv? My
>>> primary linux system is great in the command line world but I am
>>> not sure it can handle the extra load. When playing quicktime
>>> files with mplayer, it just barely can keep up. I'd hate to buy
>>> commercial software and then find out it can't pull the wagon.
>>> 	I do have an Apple Macintosh in my office and this is
>>> probably a better route to go as the Mac runs a fairly good
>>> desktop with speech and unoconv for the Mac does exist.
>>> 	Until you answered this post, I didn't know about
>>> unoconv so I certainly appreciate the information.
>>> 	For anyone who is wondering, Linux and FreeBSD Unix are
>>> my operating systems of choice when doing programming and
>>> work-related things. The Mac is extremely good and the fact that
>>> it is Unix-based gives it a nice comfortable feel. The speech is
>>> excellent but if you ever listen to the output of a log file or
>>> a C compiler, you will sorely miss the ability to just listen to
>>> the streaming input at times. If not for that, one could buy the
>>> cheapest Mac made and just use it as a speech synthesizer for
>>> anything else. I think some of the least expensive MAC's cost
>>> about the same as some of the better-quality stand-alone
>>> synthesizers of a few years ago.
>>>  Again, thanks for the information.
>>> Martin McCormick
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