M1 Beta CTP of binary translator project



The binary translator project has reached its first milestone: release of a CTP (Community Technology Preview) of the project.


You can download it from the project’s download page. There you’ll find download links for the executable (doc2x.exe), complete source code, and a set of sample documents to be used as test cases. Note that if you want to compile the source code you’ll need Visual Studio (Express Edition is fine).


I downloaded the executable version and played around with it a bit, and although there are still many things to be completed, it’s already usable for simple documents. Below is an example of one of the sample documents before and after conversion:


DOC version DOCX version


If you’d like to contribute to this project, sign up on the SourceForge site and get involved. It will be fun to watch this come together, and I can’t wait to see how developers use this technology in other projects going forward.


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