I don’t know when was the last time I received a Microsoft Word
.docx file. However long the streak may have been: it has been broken today.
The document contained links and embedded images. I was instantly taken aback by the prospect of all the manual labor of extracting the images and saving them to files, not even knowing how MS Word behaves nowadays.
But I have pandoc installed.
And it’s great. It even extracts images and saves them into a subfolder. I love it. Didn’t know about this feature until I scrolled through the output of
This is the command I used:
$ pandoc -o output.md --extract-media=./ inputfile.docx
It puts all images into a
media/ subfolder anyway, so I set
extract-media to the current directory. Just lovely.
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