Wraps the antiword utility. Takes a path to an word file and returns text from the document.

antiword(file = NULL, format = FALSE)



path or url to your word file


format the output text (-f parameter)


text <- antiword("https://jeroen.github.io/files/UDHR-english.doc") cat(text)
#> #> Universal Declaration of Human Rights #> Plain English Version #> #>   #> All people everywhere have the same human rights, which no one can take #> away. This is the basis of freedom, justice and peace in the world. #> This Declaration affirms the dignity and worth of all people, and the equal #> rights of women and men. The rights described here are the common standard #> for all people everywhere. #> Every person and nation is asked to support the understanding and respect #> for these rights, and to take steps to make sure that they are recognised #> and observed everywhere, for all people. #>   #> Article 1: You have the same human rights as everyone else in the world, #> because you are a human being. These rights cannot be taken away from you. #> Everybody, no matter who they are or where they live, should be treated #> with dignity. #>   #> Article 2: You should not be treated differently, nor have your rights #> taken away, because of your race, colour, sex, language, religion or #> political opinions. Your basic rights should be respected no matter what #> country you are born in or how rich or poor you are. #>   #> Article 3: Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person. #>   #> Article 4:Human beings must not be owned, bought or sold. No one has the #> right to enslave anyone else. Slavery is a crime. #>   #> Article 5: Torture is forbidden at all times and in all circumstances. No #> one should suffer treatment or punishment that is cruel or makes him or her #> feel less than human. #>   #> Article 6: Everyone has the right to be treated as a person in the eyes of #> the law. #>   #> Article 7: You have the right to be treated by law in the same way as #> everyone else. You have the same right to be protected by the laws of your #> country as anyone else. #>   #> Article 8: If your rights under the law are violated by someone else, you #> have the right to see justice done. #>   #> Article 9: You may not be arrested or held in a police station without good #> reason. You may not be kept out of your own country. If you are detained, #> you have the right to challenge the detention in a court of law. #>   #> Article 10: You have the right to a fair and public hearing if you are ever #> accused of breaking the law, or if you have to go to court for some other #> reason. The courts must be independent from the government, qualified to #> understand the law, and free to make their own decisions. #>   #> Article 11: If you are accused of a crime, you have the right to be treated #> as innocent until you are proved guilty, according to the law. You have the #> right to a fair and public trial where you are allowed to defend yourself. #> You can not be tried for doing something, which was not a criminal offence #> in law at the time it was done. #>   #> Article 12: No one has the right to intrude in your private life or to #> interfere with your home or family without good reason. No one has the #> right to attack your good name without reason. The law should protect you #> against such interference. #>   #> Article 13: You have the right to move about freely within your country. #> You also have the right to travel to and from your own country, and to #> leave any country. #>   #> Article 14: If you are forced to flee your home because of human rights #> abuses, you have the right to seek safety in another country. This right #> does not apply if you have committed a non-political crime or an act that #> is not in keeping with the UDHR. #>   #> Article 15: You have the right to be treated as a citizen of the country #> you come from. No one can take away your citizenship, or prevent you from #> changing your country, without good reason. #>   #> Article 16: All adults have the right to marry, regardless of their race, #> country or religion. Both partners have equal rights in the marriage, and #> their free and full agreement is needed for the marriage to take place. All #> families are entitled to protection by the state. #>   #> Article 17: You have the right to own goods, land and other property, alone #> or with other people. No one has the right to take your property away #> without any good reason. #>   #> Article 18: You have the right to hold views on any issue you like without #> fear of punishment or censure. You also have the right to believe in any #> religion - or none at all. You have the right to change your religion if #> you wish, and to practice and teach your religion and beliefs. #>   #> Article 19: You have the right to tell people your opinion. You should be #> able to express your views, however unpopular, without fear of punishment. #> You have the right to communicate your views within your country and to #> people in other countries. #>   #> Article 20: You have the right to peacefully gather together with other #> people, in public or private. No one should force you to join any group if #> you do not wish to. #>   #> Article 21: You have the right to take part in the government of your own #> country directly or by being represented. Everyone has the right to equal #> access to public service in his or her country. Governments represent the #> will of the people. Therefore free and fair elections should be held on a #> regular basis. #>   #> Article 22: You have the right to have your basic needs met. Everyone is #> entitled to live in economic, social and cultural conditions that allow #> them dignity and let them develop as individuals. All countries should do #> everything they can to make this happen. #>   #> Article 23: You have the right to work in fair and safe conditions and to #> choose your job. You have the right to be paid enough for a decent standard #> of living, or to receive supplementary benefits. You also have the right to #> form or join trade unions to protect your interests. #>   #> Article 24: You have the right to time off from work. No one may force you #> to work unreasonable hours, and you have the right to holidays with pay. #>   #> Article 25: Everyone has the right to a decent life, including enough food, #> clothing, housing, medical care and social services. Society should help #> those unable to work because they are unemployed, sick, disabled or too old #> to work. Mothers and children are entitled to special care and assistance. #>   #> Article 26: Everyone has the right to an education. In the early years of #> schooling, it should be free of charge and compulsory. Education at a #> higher lever should be equally available to everyone on the basis of merit. #> Education should develop the full human being and increase respect for #> human rights. #>   #> Article 27: No one may stop you from participating in the cultural life of #> your community. You also have the right to share in the benefits scientific #> discovery may bring, and the right to have any interests from your #> scientific, literary or artistic work protected. #>   #> Article 28: Human beings have the right to live in the kind of world where #> their rights and freedoms are respected. #>   #> Article 29: We all have a responsibility to the people around us, and we #> can only develop fully as individuals by taking care of each other. All the #> rights in the UDHR can be limited only by law and then only if necessary to #> protect other people's rights, meet society's sense of right and wrong, #> maintain order, and look after the welfare of society as a whole. #>   #> Article 30: There is nothing in the UDHR that justifies any person or state #> doing anything that takes away from the rights which we are all entitled. #>