Importing Word documents

Klaus on-rev klaus at major.on-rev.com
Thu Jun 9 12:34:16 CDT 2011


Hi James,

Am 09.06.2011 um 19:29 schrieb James Hurley:

>> Message: 10
>> Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2011 16:20:42 +0200
>> From: Mark Schonewille <m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com>
>> To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
>> Subject: Re: Importing Word documents
>> Message-ID: <DCF3260A-5B5C-40B4-BECC-4785230E63E6 at economy-x-talk.com>
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>> Jim,
>> 
>> get shell("textutil -convert rtf" && quote & "path/to/file.docx" & quote)
>> This will produce a file path/to/file.rtf, which you can read with LiveCode.
>> 
>> --
>> Best regards,
>> 
>> Mark Schonewille
> 
> Mark,
> 
> This doesn't work for me. It appears to recognize the file name but "it" comes up empty.
> Does this work on Word files or just Text files?

IT will only contain the RESULT of the shell command!

It will convert the Word file to a RTF file in the same folder:
>> This will produce a file path/to/file.rtf, which you can read with LiveCode.

:-)

> Jim

Best

Klaus

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