We already have a working Delphi program (attached with source) that correctly filters arbitrary BINARY files for TEXT using a set of configurable start and stop byte-sets. **All you need to do is remove the progress bar and make this one-pass algorithm fast.** It should be almost instant. All it does is scan the file for the start and stop bytes and display the intervening text! The present version (attached) takes about a minute instead of a tenth of a second. It is definitely a one-pass algorithm.
**Using the program**: Just try the program on any power-point file that has text in it (e.g. get from web if you don't have any) using the default start and stop byte-sets. You will notice that the byte-sets can include wildcards (Xs) and the actual start/stop byte-sets found are displayed as well as the intervenning text. (By the way, the default byte-sets aren't perfect for powerpoint - but they work pretty well at discovering embedded text).
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