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Posted on 2000-03-02
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Out of interest, I would like to know how a Word Document header is arranged, (and if it is substantially different v6 to 32-bit).

But my question is, "How can I reliably determine where the body of a document begins?

Brian
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Hex D9 appears to be the marker indicating the end of the header area in a Word Document.  At least for Word 2000.  There are two spaces after the D9 and then the text body starts.
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Look at http://wwwwbs.cs.tu-berlin.de/~schwartz/pmh/laola.html - it's the only site in the Web with OLE compound file structure description. Microsoft doesn't publish it!
So you have to read header (first big block - 512b) and reconstruct BBD to know, where text body really starts.
Hope it helps.
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by:BrianWren
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A truly helpful site.  (Actually, it  _LED_  me to a truly helpful site,

http://www.wotsit.org/

Thanks
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