readOffice 0.2.2

Updated release with minor improvements to functions to read in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint files.


Components on PowerPoint slides are stored in a named list to preserve structure. Tables on PowerPoint slides are now detected and extracted as character matrices.

.docx support

File is read in, broken by XML defined paragraph and returned as a vector.

.pptx support

File is read in, each slide is processed and returned as an element of a list. Each slide has most components identified (titles, subtitles, text blocks, shapes, tables) and extracts the text. This text is returned as either a data.frame or a matrix (for tables) with minor formating details provided. This text is stored in a named list (names are the slide component names).