Compare Microsoft Office Word documents using WinMerge... well, almost!

I am creating a software testing benchmark: comparing data between reference data and test output data is key for that matter. I came across an interesting feature in WinMerge: there is a plugin that allows you to "unpack" (aka. "dump") a MS Office Word document (".doc") into a text file (".txt").

It can be activated in the menu:

Unfortunately it doesn't take into account the text formatting (but I guess that would be an interesting enhancement to do). Also images are replaced by just a little "square" and there is no reference to their name. Well that's a start...