I currently have some medical records in doc form that are binary text created in ms office word.
I want to create dates, times, doctor, patient visits into charts for the doctors within a dashboard in Splunk.
Is there a way that I can convert my binary document into a text based document so I can splunk it?
Is this possible?
It would be trivial to write a Microsoft VBA macro that simply re-saved a file with the same name, but in Unicode text format with a .txt extension. In fact, here it is
Public Sub SaveAsUnicodeFile() Dim newName As String Dim pos As Integer pos = InStrRev(ActiveDocument.Name, ".") If pos > 0 Then newName = Left$(ActiveDocument.Name, pos - 1) Else newName = ActiveDocument.Name End If newName = ActiveDocument.Path & "\" & newName & ".txt" Call ActiveDocument.SaveAs(FileName:=newName, FileFormat:=wdFormatUnicodeText) End Sub
This version of the macro re-saves the active document, but you could change it so that the name of the file to save was supplied as an argument...