Tika parseToString returns empty string when calling with a word-document

If you get an empty string from the parseToString method (and you don't get an exception) it is usually the lack of the tika-parsers-0.9.jar file. As soon as you add it (including it's dependencies poi-3.7, poi-ooxml-3.7, poi-ooxml-schmeas-3.7, dom4j-1.6.1, geronimo-stax-api_1.0, xmlbeans-2.3, poi-scratchpad and commons-compress) to the classpath you will get the text. The ugly part about […]