How to convert a Word DOC 97–03 Document to Text TXT in Node.JS

Nothing like an obsolete format to throw a wrench in your coding machine. Not to worry, I’m going to show you an astonishingly simple procedure to change legacy DOC files into simple text. Let us begin.

First, install the client:

npm install cloudmersive-convert-api-client --save

Next, call the function:

var CloudmersiveConvertApiClient = require('cloudmersive-convert-api-client');var defaultClient = CloudmersiveConvertApiClient.ApiClient.instance;// Configure API key authorization: Apikeyvar Apikey = defaultClient.authentications['Apikey'];Apikey.apiKey = 'YOUR API KEY';// Uncomment the following line to set a prefix for the API key, e.g. "Token" (defaults to null)//Apikey.apiKeyPrefix = 'Token';var apiInstance = new CloudmersiveConvertApiClient.ConvertDocumentApi();var inputFile = "/path/to/file"; // File | Input file to perform the operation on.var callback = function(error, data, response) {if (error) {console.error(error);} else {console.log('API called successfully. Returned data: ' + data);}};apiInstance.convertDocumentDocToTxt(inputFile, callback);

Done. Yeah, how simple was that? Now you can get on with your life and stop worrying about out of date document files.

There’s an API for that. Cloudmersive is a leader in Highly Scalable Cloud APIs.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store