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Old 09-04-2008, 06:04 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by kovidgoyal View Post
Its a format converter. A format converter has to basically handle lots of cases. There is no way a converter can do that in ~200 lines of code for a format as complex as .doc.
I agree. The problem with DOC is that it is a format defined by a program (MS Word), i.e. anything that Word accepts is a DOC and anything it does not isn't. So the approach of requiring MS Word, or an alternative with a well tested import capability (e.g. Open Office), to do the conversion outside Calibre sounds right to me.
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