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Re: How to convert .doc to plain text ascii in emacs.


From: Kin Cho
Subject: Re: How to convert .doc to plain text ascii in emacs.
Date: 28 Apr 2004 11:10:14 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3

Save the attachment, then google.  The answer depends on your
platform.

Also ask the sender to provide a pdf version of the document.

-kin

Don Saklad <address@hidden> writes:

> What related emacs commands are there that might convert an rmail
> attachment from .doc to plain text ascii ?...
> 
> It is an rmail message distributed from local government about an
> upcoming public hearing. For example, here are some parts of a
> specimen message...
> 
> 
> 
> 
> This message is in MIME format. Since your mail reader does not understand
> this format, some or all of this message may not be legible.
> 
> ------_=_NextPart_000_01C42C97.793C3810
> Content-Type: text/plain;
>       charset="iso-8859-1"
> 
>       
>  Education Hearings
> Please note some of the Education hearing will be held within the Ways and
> Means Budget Hearings 
>  <<HN-CNS Edu  Dockets #0378 May 10, 2004 discuss school dept district wide
> student success plan.doc>>  <<HN-CNS Edu  Dockets #0251 May 10, 2004 hearing
> regarding MCAS.doc>>  <<HN-CNS Edu  Dockets #0375, 0374, 0376 May 6, 2004
> physcial edu prog, nutrition curriculum and staff training, after school
> athletic programs.doc>>  <<HN-CNS Edu  Dockets #0266 and  0369 May 4, 2004
> mildred cntr unified facilities plan.doc>>  <<HN-CNS Edu  Dockets #0489 May
> 6, 2004 discuss student civic life.doc>>  <<HN-CNS Arts, Film, Humanities
> and Tourism  Docket #0486 May 4, 2004 on the Strand Theater.doc>> 
> 
> ------_=_NextPart_000_01C42C97.793C3810
> Content-Type: application/msword;
>       name="HN-CNS Edu  Dockets #0378 May 10, 2004 discuss school dept 
> district wide student success plan.doc"
> Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
> Content-Disposition: attachment;
>       filename="HN-CNS Edu  Dockets #0378 May 10, 2004 discuss school dept 
> district wide student success plan.doc"
> 
> 0M8R4KGxGuEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPgADAP7/CQAGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACAAAAiQAAAAAAAAAA
> EAAAiwAAAAEAAAD+////AAAAAIcAAACIAAAA////////////////////////////////////////
> ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
> ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ------_=_NextPart_000_01C42C97.793C3810
> Content-Type: application/msword;
>       name="HN-CNS Edu  Dockets #0251 May 10, 2004 hearing regarding MCAS.doc"
> Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
> Content-Disposition: attachment;
>       filename="HN-CNS Edu  Dockets #0251 May 10, 2004 hearing regarding 
> MCAS.doc"
> 
> 0M8R4KGxGuEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPgADAP7/CQAGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACAAAAiQAAAAAAAAAA
> EAAAiwAAAAEAAAD+////AAAAAIcAAACIAAAA////////////////////////////////////////
> ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
> ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
> 
> 
> ------_=_NextPart_000_01C42C97.793C3810--


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