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Read In a MS Word Document

Return a function which reads in a Microsoft Word document extracting its text.

Usage
readDOC(AntiwordOptions = "")
Arguments
AntiwordOptions
Options passed over to antiword.
Details

Formally this function is a function generator, i.e., it returns a function (which reads in a text document) with a well-defined signature, but can access passed over arguments (e.g., options to antiword) via lexical scoping.

Note that this MS Word reader needs the tool antiword installed and accessible on your system. This can convert documents from Microsoft Word version 2, 6, 7, 97, 2000, 2002 and 2003 to plain text, and is available from http://www.winfield.demon.nl/.

Value

A function with the following formals:
elem
a list with the named component uri which must hold a valid file name.
language
a string giving the language.
id
Not used.
The function returns a PlainTextDocument representing the text and metadata extracted from elem$uri.

See Also

Reader for basic information on the reader infrastructure employed by package tm.

Aliases
  • readDOC
Documentation reproduced from package tm, version 0.6-2, License: GPL-3

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