Thread: Word Perfect Help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fordy View Post
    I'm writing a program that has to extract data from a variety of document formats (including odt, doc, docx, rtf, pdf, wps...etc) and I also need to write a module for a load of old Word Perfect documents.

    To test it I'm putting the same passage of text into a document of each type and checking if the results spat out from each module are the same. I've put the lords prayer in each as a quick test, but haven't got Word Perfect installed to save the file in the format with a "wpd" extension. Open Office, AbiWord and MS Word 2007 wont save down to this format so I'm rather stuck. Does anyone have an old copy of Word Perfect installed to enable them to save this text down and send it to me?

    The text is

    Any help would be much appreciated
    WPD used by WP6 or more. I could make file for you by using it. You tried PolyEdit? from their web-site (free but no printing).

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    80 = space 20
    CC = hard return 0D 0A
    Some different bytes in different places + after I saved as txt & made 2nd copy from it; & sometimes they = where a CC (= hard return) was. So I guess they give a hard return sometimes but have nothing else to do + text formating.

    1st go:
    wh F1 02 04 00 F1 o F1 02 05 00 F1 D4 25 0D 0A 00 80 01 07 00 00 00 0D 0A 00 D4 F1 03 05 00 F1 F1 03 04 00 F1

    2nd go:
    ... heaven, D0 04 15 00 00 0B 00 09 00 01 B0 04 00 00 00 00 01 20 15 00 D0 hallowed be thy name.
    ... evil. F1 02 03 00 F1 D4 25 0D 0A 00 80 01 08 00 00 00 0D 0A 00 D4 F1 03 03 00 F1 CC [The 1928 BCP adds:

    See the CC for [hard return]?
    Many bytes before text but none after.
    Good luke!

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