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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 documents.
       A wordfile named - stands for a Word document read  from  the  standard
       Only  documents  made  by  MS Word version 2 and version 6 or later are


       -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 DocBook).

       -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 file.


       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:
       or try


       Adri van Os <>
       or try <>

       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
       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.