[kde-linux] Sifting through oowriter files - saved as M$ .doc - to find word/phrase occurrences

James Loughner jwrl at charter.net
Wed Mar 7 15:30:16 UTC 2007

Have you ever looked at a MS DOC in a hex editor?? It is pure luck you
could find anything in it.

Jim Loughner

john d. herron wrote:
> Hi, all.
> When I use KFind's "Containing text" option to locate files other than
> plain text (e.g. files written in OOWriter but saved as MS .doc) that
> contain a certain word or phrase, I invariably come up emptyhanded
> even though I know for a fact that there are matches it should find.
> Is this a built-in limitation or am I simply being overly optimistic,
> or obviously doing something wrong?
> If so, are there any other methods that could provide the results I am
> looking for?
> Any help will be thankfully appreciated.
> jdh
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