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ANTIWORD(1)		      Linux User's Manual		   ANTIWORD(1)

NAME
       antiword	- show the text	and images of MS Word documents

SYNOPSIS
       antiword	[ options ] wordfiles

DESCRIPTION
       Antiword	is an application that displays	the text and the images	of Mi-
       crosoft Word documents.
       A wordfile named	- stands for a Word document read  from	 the  standard
       input.
       Only  documents	made  by  MS Word version 2 and	version	6 or later are
       supported.

OPTIONS
       -a papersize
	      Output in	Adobe PDF form.	Printable on paper  of	the  specified
	      size:  10x14,  a3, a4, a5, b4, b5, executive, folio, legal, let-
	      ter, note, quarto, statement or tabloid.

       -f     Output in	formatted text form. That  means  that	bold  text  is
	      printed  like *bold*, italics like /italics/ and underlined text
	      as _underlined_.

       -h     Give a help message.

       -i image	level
	      The image	level determines how images will be shown.

	      0: Use non-standard extensions from Ghostscript. This output may
		 not print on any PostScript printer, but is useful in case no
		 hard copy is needed. It is also useful	 when  Ghostscript  is
		 used  as  a  filter to	print a	PostScript file	to a non-Post-
		 Script	printer.

	      1: Show no images.

	      2: PostScript level 2 compatible.	(default)

	      3: PostScript level 3 compatible.	(EXPERIMENTAL,	Portable  Net-
		 work Graphics (PNG) images are	not printed correctly)

       -m mapping file
	      This  file is used to map	Unicode	characters to your local char-
	      acter set.  The default mapping file depends on the locale.

       -p papersize
	      Output in	PostScript form. Printable on paper of	the  specified
	      size:  10x14,  a3, a4, a5, b4, b5, executive, folio, legal, let-
	      ter, note, quarto, statement or tabloid.

       -r     Include text removed by the revisioning system.

       -s     Include text with	the so-called "hidden text" attribute.

       -t     Output in	text form. (default)

       -w width
	      In text mode this	is the line width in characters.  A  value  of
	      zero puts	an entire paragraph on a line, useful when the text is
	      to used as input for another wordprocessor. This	value  is  ig-
	      nored in PostScript mode.

       -x document type	definition
	      Output  in XML form. Currently the only document type definition
	      is db (for DocBook).

       -L     In PostScript mode: use landscape	mode.

FILES
       Mapping files like 8859-1.txt
	      Antiword looks for its mapping files in  three  directories,  in
	      the order	given:
	      (1) The directory	specified by $ANTIWORDHOME
	      (2) The directory	specified by $HOME/.antiword
	      (3) Directory /usr/share/antiword

       The fontnames file
	      Antiword will look for its fontname file in the same directories
	      as used for the mapping files.
	      The fontnames file contains  the	translation  table  from  font
	      names used by MS Word to font names used by PostScript.

       NOTE:
	      Antiword cannot tell the difference between a file that does not
	      exist and	a file that cannot be opened for reading.

ENVIRONMENT
       Antiword	uses the environment variable ``ANTIWORDHOME''	as  the	 first
       directory to look for its files.	Antiword uses the environment variable
       ``HOME''	to find	the user's home	directory. When	in text	mode  it  uses
       the  variable  ``COLUMNS'' to set the width of the output (unless over-
       ridden by the -w	option).

       Antiword	uses the environment variables	``LC_ALL'',  ``LC_CTYPE''  and
       ``LANG''	(in that order)	to get the current locale and uses this	infor-
       mation to select	the default mapping file.

BUGS
       Antiword	is far from complete. Many features are	 still	missing.  Many
       images  are not shown yet. Some of the images that are shown, are shown
       in the wrong place.  PostScript output is only available	in ISO	8859-1
       and ISO 8859-2.

WEB SITES
       The most	recent released	version	of Antiword is always available	from:
       http://www.winfield.demon.nl/index.html
       or try
       http://antiword.cjb.net/

AUTHOR
       Adri van	Os <antiword@winfield.demon.nl>
       or try <comments@antiword.cjb.net>

       R.F. Smith <rsmith@xs4all.nl> and
       Sindi Keesan <keesan@cyberspace.org>
       contributed to this manual page.

LICENSE
       Antiword	is free	software; you can redistribute it and/or modify	it un-
       der the terms of	the GNU	General	Public License	as  published  by  the
       Free  Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your
       option) any later version.

       This program is distributed in the hope that  it	 will  be  useful  but
       WITHOUT	ANY  WARRANTY;	without	 even  the  implied  warranty  of MER-
       CHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR	PURPOSE. See the  GNU  General
       Public License for more details.

       You should have received	a copy of the GNU General Public License along
       with this program; if not, write	to the Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
       59 Temple Place,	Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
       Linux is	a registered trademark of Linus	Torvalds.
       Adobe, PDF and PostScript are trademarks	of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
       Microsoft  is  a	registered trademark and Windows is a trademark	of Mi-
       crosoft Corporation.

Antiword 0.37			 Oct 29, 2005			   ANTIWORD(1)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | OPTIONS | FILES | ENVIRONMENT | BUGS | WEB SITES | AUTHOR | LICENSE | ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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