As a programmer, you may need to process a bunch of Word DOC/DOCX files to extract the plain text from within your Python applications. This article provides a powerful, high-quality, and simple solution for extracting plain text from Word DOCX or DOC files in Python. Ultimately, you will learn how to convert a DOCX or DOC file to TXT in Python.
MS Word is a popular word-processing application that allows you to create rich text documents.
Convert DOCX to TXT in Python
MS Word DOC and DOCX formats are commonly used to create rich text documents. You can add text, tables, graphics, animations and various other elements to DOC/DOCX document. However, in certain cases, e.g. to parse and analyze the text in the Word documents, you have to convert DOC/DOCX files to TXT format programmatically. To achieve that, this article covers how to convert a DOC or DOCX file to TXT format in Python.