Peter Sergeant

NAME

RTF::TEXT::Converter - Perl extension for converting RTF into text

DESCRIPTION

Perl extension for converting RTF into text

SYNOPSIS

        use strict;
        use RTF::TEXT::Converter;
        
        my $object = RTF::TEXT::Converter->new(
        
                output => \*STDOUT
        
        );

        $object->parse_stream( \*RTF_FILE );
        

OR

        use strict;
        use RTF::TEXT::Converter;
        
        my $object = RTF::TEXT::Converter->new(
        
                output => \$string
        
        );

        $object->parse_string( $rtf_data );

METHODS

new()

Constructor method. Currently takes one named parameter, output, which can either be a reference to a filehandle, or a reference to a string. This is where our text output will end up.

parse_stream()

Read RTF in from a filehandle, and start processing it. Pass me a reference to a filehandle.

parse_string()

Read RTF in from a string, and start processing it. Pass me a string.

JUST SO YOU KNOW

You can mix-and-match your output and input methods - nothing to stop you outputting to a string when you've read from a filehandle...

AUTHOR

Peter Sergeant rtf.parser@clueball.com, originally by Philippe Verdret

COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2004 Pete Sergeant.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

CREDITS

This work was carried out under a grant generously provided by The Perl Foundation - give them money!