Re: How do I convert a .doc file to .txt file programmetically ?? Are there any Third party tools available
Wednesday, May 16, 2001 10:25 AM
How could you possibly think that simply renaming
the file would do anything to affect the contents?
A Microsoft Word file (.doc) is a binary format containing
the encoded text of a document as well as all the
formatting information for presenting that text in
the correct font, type size, color, etc. A plain text
file is simply ASCII text. You have to do work to
change one to the other - either by writing your own
code or using a third-party converter.