stripping email addresses out of word docs

Jonathan Stowe jns at
Wed May 10 11:24:16 BST 2006

On Wed, 2006-05-10 at 11:01, David Cantrell wrote:
> On Thu, May 04, 2006 at 10:25:38AM +0100, Jacqui Caren wrote:
> > A friend has taken over management of heap of contracts but
> > there is no database - just a pile of word documents
> > (thankfully electronic copies not paper!)
> > 
> > What he plans to do is email each of the clients however
> > manually searching for >400+ email addresses in word docs
> > will take him weeks.
> I'd be very surprised if Word didn't have the ability to open multiple
> documents at once and search for all the @ signs.  If, as you say, he's
> willing to manually clean the data, that should be sufficient.

You could even automate it with Perl if you felt so inclined.


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