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MS Word doc to TextArea

Hi,

I need to move the contents of a Word document into a textarea field. Is there any way of removing the nonsense char's that Bill Gates has added?

The result in the textarea field doesn't need to be perfect. I ASPUpload the word doc to the server, but need a copy of it it in a field for quick searching and non-editable viewing - opening word will allow people to save or download etc.

Anyone got any experience of how to approach this please?
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JanWale
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softplusCommented:
IF you have Word on the Server and IF you feel like it's safe to use from a website :)) (note: I wouldn't), you can go for this approach:
Imports Microsoft.Office.Interop
Use Word.Document to open a word document, here is an example:
Dim missing As Object = System.Reflection.Missing.Value
Dim fileName As String = "MyWordFile.doc"
' open a word document that already exists to work with
Dim aDoc As Word.Document = WordApp.Documents.Open(fileName, missing, True, missing, missing, missing, missing, _
missing, missing, missing, missing, False, missing, missing, missing)

Use *.Range.Text() to get entire doc file as a string, eg:
' Prints entire file to the screen
System.Console.WriteLine(aDoc.Range.Text())

You might be able to use Range to get a specific segments of the doc file, eg:
Dim tpStr as String = aDoc.Range(0,12).Text()

BUT as I mentioned, I wouldn't do this on a real web server, you never know what Word will do to you :))

Other ideas:
http://www.softinterface.com/WCX/WCX.htm (free? :))
http://www.convertzone.com/net/cz-CZ%20Document%20Converter%20COM-1-1.htm ($260, but does what you want)
http://www.sharewareconnection.com/word-web-stream.htm ($100)

John
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