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Antiword is a free MS-Word reader for Linux, RISC OS, and DOS. It converts the documents from Word 2, 6, 7, 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003 to text, Postscript, and XML/DocBook. Antiword tries to keep the layout of the document intact.

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Recent releases

  •  28 Nov 2005 14:18

    Release Notes: Displaying of page headers and footers was implemented for PostScript and PDF output. "footnote" tags were added to XML/DocBook output. Support for text removed by the revisioning system was added. The KDE helper script kantiword was improved.

    •  13 Dec 2004 20:14

      Release Notes: This release fixes a minor off-by-one bug.

      •  15 Nov 2004 20:42

        Release Notes: Better support for the Cyrillic alphabet was implemented. The ability to output directly in PDF was added.

        •  09 Dec 2003 13:24

          Release Notes: This release fixes a bug in the use of the environment variable ANTIWORDHOME. It slightly improves the XML/DocBook output and adds more support for WinWord 1.x documents.

          •  15 Oct 2003 14:40

            Release Notes: This release includes better approximations for fancy characters in the output, support for text boxes, support for MacWord 4 and 5 as well as Word-for-DOS documents, support for superscripts and subscripts, as well as improved lists. Several bugs were fixed.


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