How to convert Word Document files into plain-text files
In order to use the contents of a Word Document (“.doc” or “.docx” extension) in a concordancer it must be converted or saved as a plain text file (“.txt” extension). I will outline two different ways you can do this below. Method 1 (recommended) open the document in Word, do a “select all” (ctrl+A), “copy”…
Spicelogic – doc to txt converter
This is a document to plain text converter called spicelogic. I am not sure how secure it is but should be OK because it is from http://www.download.com.
Found this nice little interactive Flash interface called Word Count. Try it out. It makes one think about words in a new and different way.
Corpus Tools page
I have now added a corpus tools page with a listing of concordancers I have tried. I do not want to review them as choice is a personal thing. However, you will see here from time to time about things about certain programs which I have found interesting through usage.
“Range check error” in Paul Nation’s Range program
“Range check error”. This is the message I get everytime I try to run the Range program using basewrd#.txt files I have created myself. The text-files seemed to have been saved properly and the original ones work fine, so there shouldn’t be a problem. Anyone else has had trouble with this? And does anyone have…