Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Pack

The Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Pack Is Here!

Get it here.

The Filter Pack includes:

  • Legacy Office Filter (97-2003; .doc, .ppt, .xls)
  • Metro Office Filter (2007; .docx, .pptx, .xlsx)
  • Zip Filter
  • OneNote filter
  • Visio Filter
  • Publisher Filter
  • Open Document Format Filter

Sadly, the Recover Text From Any File feature in Word still does not work correctly for *.docx files, even though the filter pack itself lets you search archived folders (*.zip). The Recover… feature does not take advantage of the filter.

Because docx files really are zip file, treating them as if they contained ordinary text does not yield the expected results. If you want to recover text from a docx file, you would do well to add a .zip extension to it, unzip to a folder, and then drill down to the word folder and look at document.xml. For example, consider a file named Doc4.docx. Any salvageable text will be here:

Doc4.docx.zip\word\document.xml

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2 Responses to Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Pack

  1. Hello Mr. Tyson. I just stumbed on your website on accident and I am certainly glad I did. I am 100% disabled and had been sitting in my “empty nest” in a deep depression. I finally got up one morning and said “enough is enough, stop feeling sorry for yourself”.

    So, I went back to college. I had been at Jefferson Davis Community College in 1989 to 1991, then I was in a severe car accident that took me two year to learn how to walk. I had one semester left to graduate but my daughter was 4 and I wanted to be with her, and time just flew by.

    Now, my daughter has graduated and I have enrolled again. It was a nightmare. I knew how to e-mail and that was it. There wasn’t a piece of paper in sight except for the printer. I don’t know why I’m telling you all of this but there must be a reason. So, I changed my major to “Business Management Technology and this is my second semester! The funny thing is, is that I am in Spanish and I could never type my accent marks. We just write them in. Now, because you shared your information about these things, I am getting better grades. So, Mr Tyson, because of you, I have something to share with some of my friends. With your permission, of course. Now I will “play it forward” and you will have helped several of us down here in Biloxi Mississippi. THANKS!

  2. herbt3 says:

    I’m happy to have helped. I wish you much success in your studies.

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