Simple method for indexing MS Word documents

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Building indexers/spiders that can read binary MS Word (.doc) documents can be difficult, expecially on *nix servers, which don't support PHP's COM abilities. Solutions usually involve installing binaries on the server (often impossible or disallowed). This simple PHP snippet makes a pretty good job of extracting text from an MS Word document for use in a search index. While not pretending to be perfect, it has proved itself useful on thousands of test documents.

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Apr 30, 2006 
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