I am using phpwordlib to extract text from word documents (.doc) files. Basically phpwordlib converts the word document to plain text format. I am then trying to convert the plain text into html. Now, i’ve run into a slight problem in that some weird characters are being shown like below.
The PHP function I am using is:
$plaintext = $phpwordlib->GetPlainText($contents); $plaintext = htmlentities($plaintext);
It seems as though the hyphen from the plain text is being turned into �
Any idea how to convert the plain text into HTML (the proper way :-))
Word document (plain text):
Being an experienced & focused Senior Account Manager, with the diligence to thrive under pressure, has excellent communication and negotiation skills. Results orientated and target driven, will use initiative, creativity and show positive organisational skills. With sound commercial acumen, definite motivational ability, hunger for success and a determined approach, will add value to the operation of an organisation. BT Plc (Apr 08 – date) Recruited as New Media Senior Sales Consultant Achieved 134% against 1st month’s target ‘Pioneering role’ for a new on-line search marketing channel driving new sales within the SME market Thomson Directories Ltd (May 07 – Apr 08) Re-recruited as a Senior Account Manager Achieved 105% to target in 1st Campaign Account management for clients with a combined annual spend of £350k+ - primary focus on retention, growth & new customer acquisition. Multi-product sales whilst being responsible for developing Account Representative Channel with planning & field accompaniment Yellow Pages Sales Ltd (Apr 05 – May 07) 2007 Cycle (Q1 – 4) New Media Portfolio Achiever 2006 Cycle (Q1 – 4)) New Media Portfolio Achiever Achieved personal sales objectives, client growth & secured new clients. Created & led the regional activity regarding a key & specific business objective. Enhanced performance by developing abilities to sell multi product solutions Thomson Directories Ltd (Feb 04 – Apr 05) £4,644 over target in first Campaign 118% to Q1 target in 2005 cycle Lowest cancellation rate (0.83%) in Regional Office Passionate for securing new business sales, also, effectively managed existing accounts. Development of solution based selling techniques Oldroyd Publishing Ltd (Aug 03 – Feb 04) 1st from initial training course to ‘sign a deal’ Qualified for ‘super-bonus’ in 1st week Management responsibility of local community projects; developed relationships with clients & end-users alike. Platform for re-entry into advertising market Electricity Direct (UK) Ltd (Feb 02 – May 03) 2nd National sales position for period 2002 – 2003 Regional Account Manager of the week on 10 occasions Top Regional Account Manager over 4 continuous quarters 5 out of 5 quarterly targets surpassed – achieving 150% of target Viterra / Energy Management Services (Mar 97 – Jan 02) National account development & direct sales successes Introduced customised data & client monitoring and targeting solutions Effective team management James E James (Liverpool) Ltd (Oct 96 – Mar 97) Recruited, trained & led a telesales operation bordering on closure Improved regional sales four-fold within the first quarter Scope (formerly the Spastics Society) (Apr 96 – Oct 96) Effective management of income & profitability targets Planned, proposed & introduced initiatives to increase profitability Ensured a team of 14 worked effectively & productively Yorkshire Post Magazines Ltd (1995 – 1996) Commercial Manager of a regional business publication Recruited, managed & motivated a sales team of twelve Improved sales revenues (new & existing business) Effective budgetary control Positively transformed the image & content of the title Business Magazine Group (1991 – 1995 Field Sales) (1989 – 1990 Telesales) Successes in both classified & display advertisement sales Effective advertisement design, layout & presentation Nottinghamshire Constabulary (1981 – 1989) Developed strong interview techniques Confidently dealt with all sectors of society Built complex and long-term investigation & research skills Ensured honesty, integrity & a professional attitude and outlook was conveyed at all times Training with a Difference NVQ Level 4 Management TDLB Assessor Unit Award (D32/D33) 1990 – 1991 Derby Tertiary College Cambridge Information Technology Certificates ‘Access’ to Higher Education Certificate 1981 – 1982 Ashfield Education Centre 2 GCE ‘O’ Level passes Sociology Psychology 1976- 1981 Quarrydale Comprehensive School 5 GCE ‘O’ Level passes Mathematics History English Language English Literature French Date of Birth 15th March 1965 Marital Status Married Children Three Eireann, 15yrs Tiarnan, 9yrs Lochlan, 4yrs Nationality British Driving Licence Full – no points or convictions NI Number NE603874B Availabilty 1 month’s notice MEDIA (Advertising Sales) Aug 03 – date UTILITIES (B2B) 1997 - 2003 CHARITIES 1996 - 1997 MEDIA / PUBLISHING 1989 - 1996 POLICE FORCE 1981 - 1989 EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS PERSONAL INFORMATION
Thanks in advance.