Converting Word files

Is it possible to convert a Word document to ascii without running Word? Can we use the word converters without running an MS program, if so, how? Is there a MS DLL or SDK that does this?
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mheacockCommented:
I don't think MS makes its word format public knowledge.

If the convertors are DLLs, you can try trial and error in
picking them apart.  A first step would be to run the
Borland utility ImpDef on the DLL to get a list of the
exported functions in the DLL.  Unfortunately, that will
not tell you the parameters.  But you can start calling them
and then using TDW to check the stack and such and see if
you can decipher what kinds of parameters it is looking for.
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mheacockCommented:
Hmmm...IMPDEF comes with Borland C++.  If you want I can e-mail
you a copy.

Send me mail at:
   cerebus@islandnet.com
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