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Submission + - Automatically Convert .docx Files to .txt

aloser writes: "When Microsoft released Office 2007, they replaced the new Microsoft Word default format with the Microsoft Open Office XML Format (.docx). Unfortunately, this format is far from open and far from accessible. Mac and Linux users have (at least for the moment) been shut out. I whipped up a quick script that will extract the text (albeit minus the formatting) from a .docx file for viewing on any Operating System; no software needed. Enjoy!"

"With molasses you catch flies, with vinegar you catch nobody." -- Baltimore City Councilman Dominic DiPietro