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    Doc Filter Situation (All 97-2003)

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    Could someone bring me up to date on what to download if one wants just the WordStar converter for Word 97, 2000, 2002 or 2003 respectively. I am dismayed by the large compendium download at

    http://www.microsoft.com/office/ork/2003/t...oxA07.htm#sub_2

    which does *not* appear to contain the WordStar filter. What works with what, these days? Where can one get it?

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    Re: Doc Filter Situation (All 97-2003)

    The converter packs for Office XP and earlier are no longer available from Microsoft - see The Office XP, Office 2000 and Office 97 Converter Packs are no longer available. The one for Office 2003 does not support Wordstar any more - see Additional text converters and image filters are available in the Microsoft Office Converter Pack. So you'll have to (Google) search for a third-party converter, or see <post#=16790>post 16790</post#>.

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    Re: Doc Filter Situation (All 97-2003)

    You could check on whether WordPerfect (inexpensive) or OpenOfffice.org (free) can open WordStar files. But if you are concerned about disk space consumption, neither sounds like an attractive proposal.

    Have you looked at the file in WordPad? I suspect that the formatting wasn't particularly complicated.

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    Re: Doc Filter Situation (All 97-2003)

    That's sad to hear. I think I'll first try another solution - keep a copy of Word 97 around for this.

    FYI, the WordStar converter was quite efficient at converting rag-right simple docs from all versions of WordStar through 7 DOS. It seemed to handle even the limited style trailer in the latest versions. It was poor with tables.

    There is quite a lot of "salad" in the body of a WordStar document, and of course docs from earlier versions use the famous hibit charset formatting from CP/M days.

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