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Extract the content of word document into filemaker

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Extract the content of word document into filemaker

Hello,

I have a doubt in filemaker.

The actual requirement is, I want to import the contents of Word document (.doc) into filemaker. I have tried lot of methods to achieve the solution. But still the problem persists.

I also have another question, I have a word document in container field, I want to copy the content of that word document into text field in filemaker. Is this can be achieved usign any scripts ?

If you have any solution, kindly reply.

Thank you.

Regards,

Hari

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You might want to look at

http://www.binhex.co.uk/word_to_FM.html

(we've used it very successfully, which is why my endorsement appears on the page!)

However if you want this as part of a script step, without access to Applescript, it may not solve your problem.

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Thanks for the reply. It wont help. Because our requirement is, we want to do this inside filemaker.

Please see the attached file. I have just created a script which will show you what I'm expecting. I want to extract the content from container field to text field.

Thank you.

Hari

wordimport.zip

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I want to extract the content from container field to text field.

But the file file in the container field is a pict' and you would need a OCR tool to deal with it:

http://www.nuance.com/omnipage/

But instead of publishing the word document as pict, could you send it to a GMail account, which on the fly changes attachments to HTML which then can digested from the webviewer into discrete fields:

http://www.briandunning.com/cf/522

...please read the things in small print, it's conglomerate of custum functions, that could make the thing happen.

--sd

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using Word to FM i have generate the filemaker import.xml file..

But the destination folder is in Empty..

How it will happen..

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Hi Mhari,

The easiest way to extract text from a word document (or a PDF) is to use the TEXTRACTOR plugin from 360 works. http://www.360works.com/textractor/

For extracting from a container field, you would have your script export the field contents (ie save to disk) and then use TEXTRACTOR.

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Sy,

"Download word to FM" is not a clear description of your requirement.

The techniques described above offer a couple of ways to get word data into FM. Have you tried them? Can you elaborate on what your needs are?

Barbara

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Where can I download word to FM?

"Word to FM" is the name of software by Binhex Limited. See the second post in this thread for a link.

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