May 26, 2018

MS Word/Excel converter to plain ASCII or TeX. TK viewer included

This is a program for viewing RTF and MS Word 97 documents. It produces plain text output and can optionally convert some non-standard characters into TeX control sequences. It has rudimentary table handling in TeX mode. Also included are

  • wordview, a small GUI frontend to catdoc that works with Tcl/Tk 7.6 and up;
  • xls2csv, which converts Excel spreadsheets to plain text files with CSV comma-separated value lines; and
  • catppt, which extracts text from PowerPoint files.

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