OK, which means this maybe isn’t something you should do every day.
But what if you have a group of Word doc files that, for some strange reason best recognized to your bosses, need urgently converting into text. Maybe the computer program you employ in the office doesn’t like most of the strange markup that Word adds. Whatever.
Well, if you’ve just got several files to convert then it’s probably easiest to complete them by hand. Load them into Microsoft Word and choose convert raw to jpg Save As from the file menu. Then save them as text and ignore most of the dire warnings about losing the formatting that has been so slavishly entered in to the doc files.
If you’ve got several or two doc files, this starts to get laborious. So you can consider recording a macro. Stir up the help system in Word and have a go at it. I am hoping you have better luck than I really do!
When you reach 20 or 30 or more doc files, then the need to automate their conversion into text files becomes more urgent. A quick search in your preferred se reveals that many programs want one to convert your Word doc files into PDF format. If you want to accomplish that, download a copy of Open Office and you are able to export PDFs to your heart’s content.
If your need is to convert folders full of doc files into common text files, then you should purchase one of many converters out there. Prices start from a small number of dollars right as much as levels that will make your accountant turn a nasty shade of white!