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or even TextEdit...
Authored by: funwithstuff on Sep 16, '03 11:17:33AM

Perhaps one of the best hidden (or least advertised) features of TextEdit (yes, in Jaguar not Panther) is that it can read the text in a Word document. Formatting is thrown away, but the text is fine, including the unicode data. Just drag the Word doc onto the TextEdit icon.

Should this be in a hint of its own?

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Not really.
Authored by: vladimus on Sep 16, '03 03:27:29PM

Maybe for Office v.X documents TextEdit will read it, but for the Office 98 files on my machine, the text gets translated to plain ASCII text, no Unicode.

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