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  1. #1
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    Dec 1969

    Default Read Data

    Hi,<BR><BR>How can I have ASP read Word, Excel, PDF documents akin to reading text files?<BR>

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 1969

    Default You can't... general.<BR><BR>There is not usable "text" in those files so using OpenTextFile with them is pretty useless.<BR><BR>You could use an ADODB.Stream to get their binary contents, but then what can you do with those contents???? Nothing, other than maybe Response.BinaryWrite them out to the browser. But even that is fraught with perils.<BR><BR>

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