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       antiword - show the text and images of MS Word documents


       antiword [ options ] wordfiles


       Antiword  is  an  application  that  displays  the  text  and the images of Microsoft Word
       A wordfile named - stands for a Word document read from the standard input.
       Only the binary format documents made by MS Word version 2, 6, 7, 97, 2000  and  2003  are
       supported.   Newer Word versions default to using a completely different format consisting
       of XML files in a ZIP container (usually with a ".docx"  file  extension)  which  antiword
       doesn't  support.   It  also  doesn't  support  the  "flat"  XML format which MS Word 2003


       -a papersize
              Output in Adobe PDF form. Printable on paper of the specified size: 10x14, a3,  a4,
              a5, b4, b5, executive, folio, legal, letter, 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-
                 PostScript printer.

              1: Show no images.

              2: PostScript level 2 compatible. (default)

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

       -m mapping file
              This file is used to map Unicode characters  to  your  local  character  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, letter, 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 ignored in PostScript mode.

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

       -L     In PostScript mode: use landscape mode.


       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.

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


       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 overridden 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 information to select the  default  mapping


       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.


       The most recent released version of Antiword is always available from:


       Adri van Os <>

       R.F. Smith <> and
       Sindi Keesan <>
       contributed to this manual page.


       Antiword is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under 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 MERCHANTABILITY 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


       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 Microsoft Corporation.