[CentOS] Extract text from Microsoft PowerPoint files

John jses27 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 15 10:51:30 UTC 2008

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.

JohnStanley Writes:

If you pretty slick at Python I know for fact there is a python rtf (ritch
text format) library to extract rtf. So if you look hard enough there is
probally one on the net that someone has wrote. Google even has a RTF
Library for Python. As a side note .Net offers Office Tools to do that very
thing you want in .Net

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