The WordReader class

class ferenda.WordReader

Reads .docx and .doc-files (the latter with support from antiword) and presents a slightly easier API for dealing with them.

read(wordfile, intermediatefile)

Converts the word file to a more easily parsed format.

  • wordfile – Path to original docfile
  • intermediatefile – Where to store the more parseable file

name of parseable file, filetype (either “doc” or “docx”)

Return type:


word_to_docbook(indoc, outdoc)

Convert a old Word document (.doc) to a pseudo-docbook file through antiword.

word_to_ooxml(indoc, outdoc)

Extracts the raw OOXML file from a modern Word document (.docx).