[CentOS] Extract text from Microsoft PowerPoint files

nate centos at linuxpowered.net
Wed Oct 15 03:43:21 UTC 2008


Yanagisawa, Koji wrote:
> Hello CentOS people,
>
> I'm wondering if there are command tools like antiword and docx2txt for
> Microsoft PowerPoint files (.ppt and .pptx).  The idea is to extract
> text from PowerPoint files.  Sorry this isn't exactly about CentOS, but
> I'd really like it if Yum has something.  I tried xlhtml, but it hasn't
> been updated in a while and isn't exactly wanting to work on CentOS 5.

man strings

I used to use it to read word docs a while back, works for simple
docs.

nate



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