WPS Files into Modern Wordprocessor
kth at srv.net
Tue Dec 19 11:52:47 CST 2006
djg at pdp8.net wrote:
>>>If you wanted to convert from WPS-8 to WordPerfect, then I
>>>could offer my code at http://srv.net/~kth .
>FYI: I got connection refused just now when trying to access your
My ISP renamed itself, so the link is now http://onewest.net/~kth
>I modified your software to convert 8" WPS floppies dumped with my
>dump/restore programs and should still work with 5 1/4 dumped with
>The conversion to word actually worked the best. It really converts
>to wordperfect but when going through the word converter it uses some
>later version codes to do better formatting.
Yup, that is based on my code. I doubt there have been
any changes since you grabbed a copy.
I only had WordPerfect at the time, with an official copy of
the WordPerfect file format, so that is why I chose it.
That info is now available at http://www.wotsit.org/
I developed it up to the point that it handled my needs, but
didn't try for exact formatting, just tried to keep as much
of the formatting as was easy. Many documents I had to
convert had strange formatting: tabs and/or spaces to
force it to go to the next line, instead of a hard return
(repeat for multiple blank lines); spaces instead of tabs
to move to a column in a table; etc. So manual editing
was always necessary. Rulers were always a pain.
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