WPS Files into Modern Wordprocessor

Bill Pechter pechter at gmail.com
Mon Dec 18 13:50:28 CST 2006


What's the difference between DEC/dx and the two below.  Was DEC/dx just a
conversion format from WPS to Word11/WPS-Plus?

On 12/18/06, Kevin Handy <kth at srv.net> wrote:
>
> Julian Wolfe wrote:
>
> >>@Chuck  ---   Off of Vax 750's and 780's   They appear to be Word-11
> >>and/or WPS All in One files, I can read the text, but its
> >>
> >>
> >
> >Please note, Word-11 is not a DEC product, so they probably aren't in
> that
> >format.  (Though if anyone has a copy for RSTS, or knows where to get it,
> >please hook me up :)
> >
> >
>
> I have copys of Word-11, and DecWord, on 800 BPI magtape,
> but have no way to read them.
>
> Word-11 was made by DPD, and DecWord was based on that.
> The differences between the two are mostly just a version
> difference. I think DecWord will read Word-11 files without
> any problems.
>
> If you wanted to convert from WPS-8 to WordPerfect, then I
> could offer my code at http://srv.net/~kth .
> I think that the internal format is "similiar" to Word-11, but
> Word-11 didn't pack 3 characters into 2 12-bit words.
> you might be able to use it as a basis for understanding the
> format and writing your own conversion program, but
> reverse engineering would still be required.
>
>



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