Re: Fw: Lotus Wordpro format convertor?

Subject: Re: Fw: Lotus Wordpro format convertor?
From: Sam TH (
Date: Fri May 04 2001 - 09:10:49 CDT

On Fri, May 04, 2001 at 01:46:19PM +0000, Virgil Arrington Jr. wrote:
> >I assume that Word/AmiPro is a binary format with no format
> >documentation. This basically means that it is much harder to figure
> >out the format and write an importer. However, if people are
> >interested, it may eventually get done. But don't hold your breath.
> I can't speak for WordPro, but when I used AmiPro, I found that it's files
> were very much like AbiWord or RTF, with formatting inserted in pure ascii
> format, rather than smiley faces. I was pleasantly surprised that I could
> open an AmiPro document in MS Notepad and edit it.
> But, alas, I also agree that there are other features that y'all need to
> work on instead of trying to convert to every possible file format,
> especially since all wp's should be able to translate to RTF.

If this is really the case, then rudimentary Ami/WordPro support would
not be very hard.

If people have sample documents, that would be most appreciated.
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