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Convert .doc files to .txt using Windows Powershell

This simple script converts Microsoft Word .doc files to .txt files for my txt/log file scan through script to sift through. 

# Run through all doc-type files in a folder and convert them in to .txt-files

 

function wordConversion{

 

# Specify location

$location = Get-Location

# Get all doc-files

$files = Get-ChildItem -Filter *.doc*

 

# Create word-object

 

$word = New-Object -ComObject 'Word.Application'