Author Topic: Unable to read Wordstar for Win v2.0  (Read 16124 times)

MikeB

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Re: Unable to read Wordstar for Win v2.0
« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2003, 05:06:43 AM »
Hi,
Many thanks for the updates.
File contents of the Disks as follows:
Disk1
BMP2META FL_         5,774  03-01-94 12:00a
MSCOMSTF DL_        37,722  03-01-94 12:00a
MSCUISTF DL_        41,992  03-01-94 12:00a
MSDETSTF DL_        13,519  03-01-94 12:00a
MSINSSTF DL_        36,867  03-01-94 12:00a
MSSHLSTF DL_         8,151  03-01-94 12:00a
MSUILSTF DL_         3,611  03-01-94 12:00a
PMGRPAPI DL_         2,958  03-01-94 12:00a
README   WRI        31,232  03-01-94 12:00a
SETUP    EXE        24,624  03-01-94 12:00a
SETUP    IN_         5,313  03-01-94  9:45a
SETUP    LST           499  03-01-94 12:00a
SETUP2   EX_        30,732  03-01-94 12:00a
SETUPN   IN_         4,321  03-01-94 12:00a
W4W48F   DL_        57,720  03-01-94 12:00a
W4W48T   DL_        61,354  03-01-94 12:00a
WSW3D    DL_         9,410  03-01-94 12:00a
WSWIN    DL_     1,076,587  03-01-94 12:00a

Disk2
WSMACRUN DL_        22,370  03-01-94 12:00a
WSWDLGS  DL_        24,432  03-01-94 12:00a
WSWFLT   IN_         4,892  03-01-94 12:00a
WSWGRPH  DL_        19,123  03-01-94 12:00a
WSWIN    CF_         6,685  03-01-94 12:00a
WSWIN    EX_         3,585  03-01-94 12:00a
WSWINI   TX_         9,901  03-01-94 12:00a
WSWKBD   DR_         5,051  03-01-94 12:00a
WSWLANG  DL_        17,309  03-01-94 12:00a
WSWMAC   DL_         9,846  03-01-94 12:00a
WSWVCR01 DL_         4,424  03-01-94 12:00a
XDLEGACY TX_         6,528  03-01-94 12:00a
XTANSI   TX_         5,231  03-01-94 12:00a
XTFMTASC TX_         6,474  03-01-94 12:00a
XTLEGACY TX_         6,521  03-01-94 12:00a
XTRAWASC TX_         5,315  03-01-94 12:00a
XTWSWIN  TX_         6,621  03-01-94 12:00a
XTWW     TXL         8,547  03-01-94 12:00a
XTWW     XTL         8,547  03-01-94 12:00a
WSWINAPI DL_         9,732  03-01-94 12:00a
COPYOF~1 DLL         9,732  03-01-94 12:00a Copy of Wswinapi.dll

Disk3
W4W06T   DL_        23,975  03-01-94 12:00a
GIFIMP   FL_         8,803  03-01-94 12:00a
HPGL     FL_        26,037  03-01-94 12:00a
IDWKS    TI_        13,592  03-01-94 12:00a
LOTUSIMP FL_         7,483  03-01-94 12:00a
RBRTF    DA_       607,692  03-01-94 12:00a
TIFF     FL_        17,960  03-01-94 12:00a
W4W03F   DL_        16,878  03-01-94 12:00a
W4W03T   DL_        16,692  03-01-94 12:00a
W4W05F   DL_        35,196  03-01-94 12:00a
W4W05T   DL_        31,950  03-01-94 12:00a
W4W06F   DL_        22,731  03-01-94 12:00a

Disk4
CARET$   DA_           208  03-01-94 12:00a

Disk5 and 6
No files could be copied (unable to read files)




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Re: Unable to read Wordstar for Win v2.0
« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2003, 08:55:22 AM »
From that list it looks like you're missing about 75% of the full set! Getting a new set of disks from eBay may be your best option!

I'll try to work out which of the files are essential rather than optional, like maillist and correct grammar. That may make getting you a working program easier.
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Re: Unable to read Wordstar for Win v2.0
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2003, 04:19:14 AM »
Many thanks... I guess a lot of the files must be corrupt in someway as the disks are a few years old now!  I am looking for a very basic level install as the Wordstar v2.0 data I have on a couple of floppies I just need to be able to access/read!
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Re: Unable to read Wordstar for Win v2.0
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2003, 07:25:48 PM »
Thursday 18 September 2003

If reading file text is all you want (that is not graphics), then Lotus Word Pro and Star Office come with a WSWin filter.

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Re: Unable to read Wordstar for Win v2.0
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2003, 07:52:39 PM »
Hi Phil,

But like all the other import options for WSWin files they only import the page frame text, headers and footers. If you've used child text frames you won't get the text from them.
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Re: Unable to read Wordstar for Win v2.0
« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2003, 01:43:51 AM »
Hi, A friend of mine has Star Office 5.2 but we could'nt find a filter for WSWin!  Tried to open using 'Text' filter and it did open but there were lots of '#' signs and a large amount of text was missing where the #'s were!!  Getting close though  :)  Any other ideas, would the emulator help in reading the text data, or would a new set of WSWin disks be the only answer?
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Re: Unable to read Wordstar for Win v2.0
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2003, 03:46:47 AM »
Hi Mike,

Your friend may need to re-run the setup to add the extra filters, not all of them get installed by default. Have a look to see if he has Legacy mentioned and if he has, try that one.

Checking eBay for a set of disks for WSWin, or a CD for WordStar Personal Writer will be your only way to get text back out of child frames if you've used them. None of the import filters, as far as I'm aware, offer any more than the main page frame text import.
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Re: Unable to read Wordstar for Win v2.0
« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2003, 06:21:10 PM »
Thursday 25 September 2003

Running quick tests on a file with letterhead with a child frame inside the header.

Lotus Word Pro 97 (Win-OS/2) imports the body text and the child frame with text in the header but loses text in header frame.

Desribe 5 (OS/2) imports the body text and the text in the header frame, but does not import the child frame.

Star Office 5.1a (OS/2) imports everything, including the child frame.

The only difference in the programs is Star Office has an import only function.  All use the Mastersoft filters.

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Re: Unable to read Wordstar for Win v2.0
« Reply #23 on: September 26, 2003, 09:07:19 PM »
Hi Phil,

That's interesting! It's a while ago that I tried out these options, all on Windows. I don't remember getting child frame text with StarOffice, but I don't have it installed on my day-to-day PC so can't recheck right now. I'll see if I still have it on my other PC, which hasn't been switched on for ages, and give it a retry to see if there are any differences between the OS/2 and Windows imports.
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Re: Unable to read Wordstar for Win v2.0
« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2003, 04:07:37 AM »
Hi,  I've loaded StarOffice 5.2 in full and has about 90 import filters but Legacy is not one of them!  I've gone through most of them and can't get my .wsd file to load properly. I reckon I loose over half the text that should be present!  What filter did you use in S/O 5.1 to import your .wsd text file?
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Re: Unable to read Wordstar for Win v2.0
« Reply #25 on: October 15, 2003, 04:58:23 AM »
Tuesday, October 14, 2003

I have StarOffice 5.2 and StarOffice 7.0 on the Win98SE system with which I am posting this.  Both open WSWin files using the WordStar (Win) filter.  Note you must do a custom installation of the Mastersoft filters (w4w) to get them.

Since the format is also used by onGo, there is also a Legacy onGo setting for the filter.

Phil
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