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wv (version 1.0.0)

This is the home of the wv library. The original name of the project, mswordview, was uncomfortably close to Microsoft's own product named wordview, so the library was renamed.

wv is a library which allows access to Microsoft Word files. It can load and parse Word 2000, 97, 95 and 6 file formats. (These are the file formats known internally as Word 9, 8, 7 and 6.) There is some support for reading earlier formats as well: Word 2 docs are converted to plaintext.