A free MS Word document reader. It converts the documents from
Word 6, 7, 97 and 2000 to text and Postscript. Antiword tries to keep
the layout of the document intact.
Compilation from scratch is easy, since no autoconf crap is necessary.
Makefiles for various UNIX systems already exist,
either use them directly are set the appropriate softlink.
Adaption is straightforward, e.g. for installation target:
GLOBAL_INSTALL_DIR = /tmp/antiword-0.37/bin
GLOBAL_RESOURCES_DIR = /tmp/antiword-0.37/share/antiword
make clean; make creates the binaries.
installation to a root-writable common location is possible,
just adapt the settings in the Makefile.
Installation & configuration
antiword needs "mapping files" in a resources directory.
Set the corresponding environment variable where appropriate, e.g:
Tips & Tricks exist to plug
Last update: 4-Oct-2008,