Word Documents

john_oshea@wordbank.com john_oshea at wordbank.com
Fri Dec 9 14:27:43 GMT 2005

On 6 Dec 2005, at 22:49, Sam Smith wrote:

> Does anyone know if there's a way to tell, from perl (on
> Unix) whether a word document has track changes turned on?

For a 'go round the houses' approach:

* Open each document in OpenOffice
* Save in OpenDocument format (which is a zip file with an .odt  
* Open zip file
* Inspect the content.xml therein

The tracked changes have their own set of tags, as far as I can  

Elegant, schmelegant  ;-)

John O'Shea
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