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Old 05-21-2002
Data Changing Unix form to Microsoft Word form to be able to email it to someone.

Please someone I need information on how to change a Unix form/document into a microsoft word document in order to be emailed to another company. Please help ASAP. Thankyou Smilie
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Old 05-21-2002
... here are some documents i found on the net that might help you get some info..

http://www.cs.umd.edu/~jplane/CMSC10.../project2.html

its a quite long list, maybe you can read thru it. Anyway others might have some opinion on this matter.
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Old 05-22-2002
Abi-word

You can write the text in Abi-word and save as a .doc-file (MS word). At least that's what I've heard Smilie

check out http://www.abisource.com/
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Old 05-22-2002
Check out StarOffice for similiar functionality to Abi-Word. It has done a decent job with Word Documents. I don't know about the new StarOffice 6.0, but 5.2 didn't support TrueType fonts out of the box.
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Old 05-22-2002
Correct me if I'm wrong, but you can save a file as *.txt in UNIX then mailx it to the MS system. Then open the file as Word and save it as a *.doc file.

That should do what you need. Of course you will have to format the font from courier to something more pleasing.


I reserve the right to be wrong. As always.Smilie
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Old 05-22-2002
I'm confused.... a "UNIX document" is simply an ASCII text file, right? MSWORD can easily import ASCII text files. I take files from UNIX systems and regularly read them into an MSWORD document, and then reformat if required.

Isn't this all the poster wants to do?
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Old 05-23-2002
Neo,

Maybe this person really doesn't know. If they are a total newbie to UNIX.

If they chose they can even, cut and paste out of a telnet window, depending on the amount of text.



Cheraunm,

You should read my post that is the exactly what you need. If I understand you correctly. Just converting UNIX doc to WORD doc. Easy!!!


Smilie
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