Extract content from Word document using PHP – Source Code

Below is a working source code that i have used for extracting contents from a word document.

<?php
$filename = 'test_word.doc';
if ( file_exists($filename) ) {
if ( ($fh = fopen($filename, 'r')) !== false ) {
$headers = fread($fh, 0xA00);
# 1 = (ord(n)*1) ; Document has from 0 to 255 characters
$n1 = ( ord($headers[0x21C]) - 1 );
# 1 = ((ord(n)-8)*256) ; Document has from 256 to 63743 characters
$n2 = ( ( ord($headers[0x21D]) - 8 ) * 256 );
# 1 = ((ord(n)*256)*256) ; Document has from 63744 to 16775423 characters
$n3 = ( ( ord($headers[0x21E]) * 256 ) * 256 );
# (((ord(n)*256)*256)*256) ; Document has from 16775424 to 4294965504 characters
$n4 = ( ( ( ord($headers[0x21F]) * 256 ) * 256 ) * 256 );
# Total length of text in the document
$textLength = ($n1 + $n2 + $n3 + $n4);
$extracted_plaintext = fread($fh, $textLength);
# if you want the plain text with no formatting, do this
echo $extracted_plaintext;
# if you want to see your paragraphs in a web page, do this
echo nl2br($extracted_plaintext);
}
}
?>

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