OK, and this maybe isn’t something you should do every day.

But what if you have a batch of Word doc files that, for a few strange reason best proven to your bosses, need urgently converting into text. Maybe the computer program you use at the office doesn’t like all the strange markup that Word adds. Whatever.

Well, if you’ve just got a few files to convert then it’s probably easiest to do them by hand. Load them into Microsoft Word and choose Save As from the file menu. webm to mp3 Then save them as text and ignore all the dire warnings about losing the formatting that has been so slavishly entered into the doc files.

If you’ve got twelve or two doc files, this starts to get laborious. So you may consider recording a macro. Fire up the help system in Word and have a chance at it. I hope you’ve better luck than I do!

Once you reach 20 or 30 or maybe more doc files, then the requirement to automate their conversion into text files becomes more urgent. An instant search in your favorite se reveals that many programs want one to convert your Word doc files into PDF format. If you intend to do that, download a copy of Open Office and you can export PDFs to your heart’s content.

If your need is to convert folders full of doc files into the usual text files, then you definitely should spend money on one of many converters out there. Prices start from a handful of dollars right around levels that will make your accountant turn an awful shade of white!

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