December 30, 2020, 5:07pm
I’m looking for a lightweight software that will allow me to read .doc files created by MS Word. I already know the most common solutions, but I am not happy to install 100Mb+ stuff just to read one .doc so I was wondering if any
real lightweight solution is available.
Any advice is welcome!
December 30, 2020, 5:16pm
Office online, it’s just a web app so no size big.
December 30, 2020, 5:40pm
looking for a local software, but thanks for the tip
December 30, 2020, 5:56pm
This is the best solution I have found after using Linux for years.
December 30, 2020, 6:21pm
thanks for the input, I had my eyes on that (still, I think that 180Mb of stuff to read docs is kinda stretched… but if there truly isn’t anything better, well…)
Ok you need:
It only reads
Install it and pipe your document to it like this:
curl -s -o - "https://www.learningcontainer.com/download/sample-docx-file-for-testing/?wpdmdl=1574&refresh=5fecb3e991bf81609348073" | docx2txt | less
cat document.docx | docx2txt | less
or use an editor:
cat document.docx | docx2txt | $EDITOR -
catdoc utility but it works only with old MSWord files (.doc, not .docx). And it shows just text.
EDIT. Some helpful tools are listed here: