Is it possible to read an MS Word document into Matlab and convert to binary code?
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darren Clipson on 28 Feb 2021
Good day to you all,
I am currently studying on a level 5 FDSc (go easy, I am low level :)) course and I am looking into methods to achive data secrecy for my dissertation. I have picked quite a large subject to explore here it seems and there are lots of avenues (and pitfalls) to explore!
My initial pathway to progress here is to produce working code, which can take a secret message embedded within a MS Word document and output a binary format code for further encryption using maybe DES16 or something simpler that I will write myself. The end goal is to combine multi layers of encrytion.
My problem is that; so far I am theoretically designing in a way that would use Visual Studio to do the initial conversion and subsiquently means that I would need to use VS for the decryption final stage.
For the ease of operation I would ideally like to keep everything in MATLAB as I have some interesting ideas to progress with later on using MATLAB toolboxes.
So the question then; "Can I import and convert MS Word documents within Matlab?"
Thank-you for your time.
Tesfaye Girma on 28 Feb 2021
%yes offcourse you can
%you can follow this path and read the file you want in matlab
word = actxserver('Word.Application');
wdoc = word.Documents.Open('C:\somewhere\somefile.docx');
%wdoc is the Document object which you can query and navigate.
sometext = wdoc.Content.Text