if you're on linux check out WVWare:


it's a C library that handles all word doc formats since 6.0 or so


On Tue, 02 Jan 2001, Bowyer, Alex wrote:
> Our company has a repository of staff CVs (Resumes) as Word Documents and I
> am about to embark on creating a new feature for our Zope Intranet to allow
> project managers to search those documents for keywords such as particular
> skills or projects.
> I am thinking about several possibilities such as a skills/CVs database
> linked in via ODBC, or some task that converts the Word documents to text
> files which can then be searched by Zope (I think Zope can do this, and I
> assume it can't search Word format directly?).
> Has anyone ever approached a similar problem, does anyone have any tips on
> how to index/search a load of documents in Zope?
> Any tips/suggestions/comments would be most welcome.
> Thanks,
> Alex

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