In modern versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint the applications create a small thumbnail image of the first page of the file and store this thumbnail inside the .doc, .xls or .ppt file. We want a program that will extract this thumbnail image from a given input file and return it. If no thumbnail is available, it will return an error code. This URL show a Microsoft article on how to extract thumbnail images: [url removed, login to view]
1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.
2) Deliverables must be in ready-to-run condition, as follows (depending on the nature of the deliverables):
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Will run on Linux server. Program may be in any language. Python preferred. GPL software may not be used as part of solution without approval. LGPL widgets are acceptable.